What did you do to your bronco today? - Page 498 - Ford Bronco Forum
 8915Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #9941 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Charlie don't surf!!
 
jermil01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: JAX, FLA
Posts: 14,371
Bronco Info: 1992 xlt, 351EFI, .040, E4OD, D44 SAS w/Trutrac,Detroit locked 8.8, MAF conv, Tweeced
iTrader: (32)
Garage
Installed a new powersteering box...the factory one was shot, tons a play in the steering wheel...

Bought a NAPA unit with a lifetime warranty..talk about a heavy fawker...got the new one installed and then one of the lines was leaking at the fitting.. pissed about a quart of powersteering fluid on my driveway...

fixed the line, bled the system and I'm back in business..

jermil01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #9942 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 09:40 AM
Man of endless projects
 
Kingfish999's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palm Harbor FL
Posts: 8,740
Bronco Info: 96-Bronco 88-Bronco 90-F250
iTrader: (21)
Garage
got my 5-lug Sterling swap almost done. just need a driveshaft made. also replaced the master cylinder for one that works better with rear disc brakes and replaced the front calipers cause the bleeder screws broke off.

bench bleed the MC and bleed the brakes best I could but still feels like some air in lines. gonna take it to a brake shop to power bleed them. also might need to adjust the booster pushrod
Kingfish999 is offline  
post #9943 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 09:49 AM
Registered User
 
logain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sparta, IL
Posts: 728
Bronco Info: Sold
iTrader: (0)
Bought a very promising motor, for a motor swap, a couple days ago.

logain is offline  
post #9944 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 09:53 AM
House of Windsor 4ever!
 
Handy_andy_cv64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 10,440
Bronco Info: 79 Ranchero GT "Babe the Blue Ox"/97 Eddie Bauer Exploder 5.0 AWD
iTrader: (2)
Garage
Don't do that yet. If you have someone to help, actually start at the MC, and pump up, then crack each line. Repeat until no more air, then hit each wheel. Don't know if you did before, but there is a specific order you bleed the system: RR, LR, RF LF. And don't forget one last thing: if you now have 4-wheel disc brakes, by their nature they feel softer than front disc/rear drum. It's what happens when you test drive the rig that tells you if it needs more bleeding; just go slow when you're on the road.

_____________________________________________

LINK??? Link yourself down to Walmart!
Handy_andy_cv64 is offline  
post #9945 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Man of endless projects
 
Kingfish999's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palm Harbor FL
Posts: 8,740
Bronco Info: 96-Bronco 88-Bronco 90-F250
iTrader: (21)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handy_andy_cv64 View Post
Don't do that yet. If you have someone to help, actually start at the MC, and pump up, then crack each line. Repeat until no more air, then hit each wheel. Don't know if you did before, but there is a specific order you bleed the system: RR, LR, RF LF. And don't forget one last thing: if you now have 4-wheel disc brakes, by their nature they feel softer than front disc/rear drum. It's what happens when you test drive the rig that tells you if it needs more bleeding; just go slow when you're on the road.
ya I know how to bleed brakes start at the furthest then work way forward. but im by myself so I gravity bleed them. I usually have very good luck gravity bleeding them. im going to try again today and see. ive heard of problems with air bubbles getting trapped in the 4wabs on some vehicles and having to pressure bleed them.
Kingfish999 is offline  
post #9946 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 03:43 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 115
Bronco Info: 1991 Eddie Bauer 351W
iTrader: (0)
Put on my new shocks and rear sway bar links. Just dropped it off at the alignment shop. I'm not sure they 100% know what they're doing, but they're the closest shop and I didn't feel like driving it 20 miles for a different place with the amount of positive toe I had after the lift. Really hoping to have it ready to take to the lake tomorrow for Easter weekend.
Hpnewby is offline  
post #9947 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 115
Bronco Info: 1991 Eddie Bauer 351W
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hpnewby View Post
Just dropped it off at the alignment shop. I'm not sure they 100% know what they're doing,
Yep, just as soon as I wrote this they called me back saying they couldn't and wouldn't do it even when I tried to talk them through the steps. Asked them to take a set of readings now so I can make a good enough adjustment to drive it into town.
Hpnewby is offline  
post #9948 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 04:13 PM
House of Windsor 4ever!
 
Handy_andy_cv64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 10,440
Bronco Info: 79 Ranchero GT "Babe the Blue Ox"/97 Eddie Bauer Exploder 5.0 AWD
iTrader: (2)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingfish999 View Post
ya I know how to bleed brakes start at the furthest then work way forward. but im by myself so I gravity bleed them. I usually have very good luck gravity bleeding them. im going to try again today and see. ive heard of problems with air bubbles getting trapped in the 4wabs on some vehicles and having to pressure bleed them.
OK, I didn't know, but my suggestion was predicated on having a second person. Anyway, I've always been taught on an MC replacement to go through the first part of what I wrote to eliminate air at the unions in the MC, then go ahead and bleed the wheels. And if you do have 4WABS, you need a scan tool with ABS capability to run through the 4WABS bleed procedure by cycling the unit, which pushes the air out toward the wheels.

_____________________________________________

LINK??? Link yourself down to Walmart!
Handy_andy_cv64 is offline  
post #9949 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 115
Bronco Info: 1991 Eddie Bauer 351W
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hpnewby View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hpnewby View Post
Just dropped it off at the alignment shop. I'm not sure they 100% know what they're doing,
Yep, just as soon as I wrote this they called me back saying they couldn't and wouldn't do it even when I tried to talk them through the steps. Asked them to take a set of readings now so I can make a good enough adjustment to drive it into town.
Drove 10 miles farther to another shop. This guy actually sounded like he'd done a TTB a before. I even got him to walk me out in his shop and show me what equipment he uses and explain how the MOOG adjustable bushings work. Only bad thing is I won't be able to pick it up until next Thursday because of Easter and work travel. I've been missing having Big Sam on the road.
Hpnewby is offline  
post #9950 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 07:14 PM
Fullsize Member
 
Elliott000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 1,697
Bronco Info: 1984 Bronco, 351w, ZF5/205 swapped 14b rear on 37 iroks
iTrader: (0)
Finally ordered another irok to replace the one i ripped the sidewall on... Bias ply for this guy from now on lol radials are too muchy money for a one time deal

1984 Bronco Xlt, Dana 60/14b, zf5, 5.13, 351w w/ truck avenger 670 and headers on iroks
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/28155
https://www.youtube.com/user/ehumpy
Elliott000 is offline  
post #9951 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 12:29 AM
Registered User
 
Mangonesailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: "The Triad", NC
Posts: 369
iTrader: (0)
Replaced the coil and bumped the timing from 10 to 12*. MAN... quite the difference for 30min of work! Engine used to have to "spool up" before I'd get rolling on 33's, now it just GOES.

Also adjusted the steering box for the 3rd time. Redhead is going in this summer.

-Dustin
'97, 2500 ECSB, 454, 4X4, 0411, HP Tuners, full exhaust, 33's ("Biggin'")
'95 Bronco XLT 5.0, 3" lift, 33's, with 185k ("Dufus") Build thread.
'03 Forester X, 2.5, runs, drives, has A/C, hauls baby ("Burru")
Mangonesailor is online now  
post #9952 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 12:57 AM
Registered User
 
trustyrusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: southwest ontario canada
Posts: 3,412
Bronco Info: driving a 78 rusty piece o crap owned 23 yrs, and working on another 78 bronco,mint,460
iTrader: (0)
Garage
picked up a super nice 40/20/40 front seat from a 2012 chevy Silverado
black with titanium grey inserts for $300

now to make them fit
trustyrusty is offline  
post #9953 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 02:50 AM
Bronco Snob
 
RicoBronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 1,898
Bronco Info: 1992 XLT 351W • E4OD • 4" lift • TRE flip • 225 amp 3G Alt • Saginaw P.S.• BBK Headers Bassani Y....
iTrader: (1)
Garage
Couldn't find a shift lever with an o.d. button locally, so after researching a little, figured I'd gamble $10 on an expedition shifter from a junkyard. My only questions were the e4od/4r100 difference, and the bend of the shifter itself. Turns out it plugs right in. The different bend makes it almost rub the trim on the instrument bezel when in drive, and it's slightly shorter...but I actually like the feel better...and o.d. works... (old one on top)
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20150402_135125784_resized_by_AVG_Image_Shrinker.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	104.1 KB
ID:	59082

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a higher degree of both. - Milton Friedman -
RicoBronco is offline  
post #9954 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 38,763
Bronco Info: '83 VIN & title on '93 frame/body w/'95 4.9L & EB paint
iTrader: (103)
I pressure-washed the '93EB again, then dropped the aux.bat. from the '83 in preparation to pull the t-case, but I got rained out.



Steve83 is offline  
post #9955 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 05:39 PM
Registered User
 
Fsu_Bronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 375
Bronco Info: 1979 Bronco
iTrader: (0)
Made new rear panels and drop them off at the upholstery shop.

Fsu_Bronco is offline  
post #9956 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Retired Staff
 
BikerPepe`'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: N.E. WA
Posts: 34,495
Bronco Info: '95 XLT, 5.8/MassAir/E4OD/6" lift/4.56's/33x12.5 GYW DuraTracs
iTrader: (5)
Garage
pulled the blown door speaker to measure for replacement. had to double check after reading around the forum. OEM is 6 1/4", not the 6 1/2" I've read time and again on the forum... apparently folks aren't that worried about a proper fit or simple replacement without mucking up the door some.

swapped out the wipers too.
BikerPepe` is offline  
post #9957 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Registered User
 
Fsu_Bronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 375
Bronco Info: 1979 Bronco
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
pulled the blown door speaker to measure for replacement. had to double check after reading around the forum. OEM is 6 1/4", not the 6 1/2" I've read time and again on the forum... apparently folks aren't that worried about a proper fit or simple replacement without mucking up the door some.

swapped out the wipers too.
I just installed brand new 6 1/2" speakers and they fit perfect and used the same holes as the old speakers. No manipulation of the door was needed at all.
Fsu_Bronco is offline  
post #9958 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Fullsize Member
 
Elliott000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 1,697
Bronco Info: 1984 Bronco, 351w, ZF5/205 swapped 14b rear on 37 iroks
iTrader: (0)
The joys of speaker company's measurment l. Some measure basket, other outer cone.... My type r alpines 6.5 fit fine.
Fabbed up my battery tray as im about done with the shit plastic tray that the previous owner used. Some good bouncing around would have my battery torn out of the tray lol

1984 Bronco Xlt, Dana 60/14b, zf5, 5.13, 351w w/ truck avenger 670 and headers on iroks
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/28155
https://www.youtube.com/user/ehumpy
Elliott000 is offline  
post #9959 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-05-2015, 12:41 PM
Retired Staff
 
BikerPepe`'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: N.E. WA
Posts: 34,495
Bronco Info: '95 XLT, 5.8/MassAir/E4OD/6" lift/4.56's/33x12.5 GYW DuraTracs
iTrader: (5)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fsu_Bronco View Post
I just installed brand new 6 1/2" speakers and they fit perfect and used the same holes as the old speakers. No manipulation of the door was needed at all.
In your '79? I'm working with my '90 and the OEM speaker measures 6 1/4" from outer edge to outer edge. I have an old set of 6 1/2" in the garage and tried to slap 'em in... but they weren't sitting into the depression hole made for 'em at all.
BikerPepe` is offline  
post #9960 of 18377 (permalink) Old 04-05-2015, 12:49 PM
Fullsize Member
 
JScatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,752
Bronco Info: 1995 5.8 XLT, 2.5 inch Rough Country Lift, 33" BFG's, Ranch Extended R/A's, Punisher Valve Body.
iTrader: (8)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
In your '79? I'm working with my '90 and the OEM speaker measures 6 1/4" from outer edge to outer edge. I have an old set of 6 1/2" in the garage and tried to slap 'em in... but they weren't sitting into the depression hole made for 'em at all.
Crutchfield lets you shop by vehicle year/make/model, so the speakers you get fit without cutting plus they give you the wire adapters so there is no cutting/splicing.
Everything I got from them for my 95 fit perfect

No bum that can't speak poifect English oughta stay in this country...oughta be de-exported the hell outta here!"

-Archie Bunker

bron·co/ˈbräNGkō/
Noun:
A wild or half-tamed horse, esp. of the western US.
JScatt is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Bronco Forum > Other Forums > General Discussion/ Bronco and Wheeling related.

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Bronco Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. DO NOT USE Gmail.com accounts. If you only have a Gmail.com email please contact the administrator here

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome