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Yesterday 10:10 PM
BroncMom Put new battery cables on the 82 to try and resolve a slow start with warm motor issue... Used 1/0 welding cable with copper connectors at the terminal for the ground and starter solenoid. New terminal connectors also. Cleaned all the grounds on the fender and frame. Didn't fix the slow start issue 😞 going to do the wire from the relay to the starter to see if that helps. Open to any suggestions if there's anything else we should be replacing while doing this.

Also replaced a headlight but wasn't what I was wanting so I'll be getting a different set that are white light instead of yellow.
Yesterday 10:00 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
Ehh....I couldn’t wait. It cooled off maybe 5į because it looked like rain was on the way, so I figured I could try and get the new hardware installed pretty quickly. Tightening the last castle nut.....drop, drop, drop, ...... downpour. Got the last cotter pin in and the adjusting sleeves tight, and with wet legs sticking out from under, I slid out. Still have to grease all of the joints, but it’s in.

I had taken measurements before removing everything and I had about 1/8” toe out at the front of the rim vs the back of the rim. So I shortened the right side length (since the steering wheel was slightly left-biased) about 1/8” at the sleeve, which should give me maybe 3/16” at the front of the rim, for a little bit of toe in. At the very least, it should be close enough to safely drive for a free alignment check at the local shop. I’ll back it up about 20’ and then pull forward 20’ and see how it looks. Before all this, you could look from the rear and see the slight toe out.
Anyway, all in.

Hey @MS88Bronc did u put the steering stabilizer in because u have a lift on the truck or just because ur steering was sloppy?
07-19-2019 05:36 PM
MS88Bronc
What did you do to your bronco today?

Ehh....I couldnít wait. It cooled off maybe 5į because it looked like rain was on the way, so I figured I could try and get the new hardware installed pretty quickly. Tightening the last castle nut.....drop, drop, drop, ...... downpour. Got the last cotter pin in and the adjusting sleeves tight, and with wet legs sticking out from under, I slid out. Still have to grease all of the joints, but itís in.

I had taken measurements before removing everything and I had about 1/8Ē toe out at the front of the rim vs the back of the rim. So I shortened the right side length (since the steering wheel was slightly left-biased) about 1/8Ē at the sleeve, which should give me maybe 3/16Ē at the front of the rim, for a little bit of toe in. At the very least, it should be close enough to safely drive for a free alignment check at the local shop. Iíll back it up about 20í and then pull forward 20í and see how it looks. Before all this, you could look from the rear and see the slight toe out.
Anyway, all in.

07-19-2019 02:16 PM
MS88Bronc Itís hotter than the devilís sauna outside, so Iím putting most of this together indoors and Iíll be getting up around 6am tomorrow to throw this guy on. New gear and pump, may as well go with all new steering hardware too. I have the measurements within 1/16Ē or so of what it is currently, so it should be good enough to get me to an alignment shop. This rig should steer like an Indy car after this.
07-19-2019 07:32 AM
Rodan Soylent Green...
07-19-2019 05:41 AM
BikerPepe` Got a wild hair and pulled an old oem console I picked up from a fellow member years ago... off the shop storage shelf, repaired the latch system and scrubbed it clean with Soylent Green, inside and out. It's in solid, serviceable condition but really needs a scuff and paint. I have no experience with plastic paint's durability or longevity but with an AmStaff (mini-pit) running amok in the cab 90% of the time... I'm concerned it will be a waste of time/effort to re-paint. I do plan to cut some kind of padding and gluing it inside the indent on the console cover lid. It should provide scratch protection and non-slip footing, so I think the dog will tend to use it more and scratch the rest up less.

Any of you that have repainted a console, own a Bronco dog and can speak to the best brand to use or the longevity and durability of the plastic re-paint?
07-17-2019 01:15 PM
MS88Bronc
What did you do to your bronco today?

Installed. What next? Hmm.


Oh, I also figured out that the Cobra 29 I installed must be fried or something. My late father in law gave it to me but he just may not have known. Put in a small backup CB for the time being until I figure out what to do.

Broke:


Works: (itís always the cheap crap that seems to work in a pinch - whenís the last time you saw a Radio Shack unit?)
07-17-2019 01:28 AM
66WarPony I've been fiddling with the new Flowtech headers for a couple of days now... I took the ignition coil bracket off, pressed out the stud that the support bracket mounts to, relocated it down a 1/4", welded it to the bracket and put some paint on it to keep it from rusting. I also bent the mounting bracket straight, then put a couple breaks in it so it wouldn't rub on the valve cover and drilled a new hole so that I could run the header bolt through it. Tomorrow I'll be on to the intake manifold support bracket.

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07-17-2019 01:04 AM
InsanePyro

More transmission progress. Woulda gotten a bit farther but my garage is unusable between noon and like 6pm due to heat and then of course when I cracked the tcase from the trans I dumped a bunch of trans fluid on my face.
07-16-2019 09:34 PM
SRWillis
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Did some cuttin' on my winch bumper brackets to move it in about 3.5". Looks much better mocked up. Goin' to try to get some pieces welded on tomorrow.
I was able to get the pieces cut and welded on by my Ford welder buddy. Got 'em painted up and hanging to dry. I still have a couple small brackets to modify, but hopefully will get the bumper on in a day or two and post some pics in my build thread.
07-16-2019 09:27 PM
youngDUMP Installed my new neutral safety switch and fixed my reverse lights on in all gears but park problem. The plunger in the switch was stuck. I didnít get a pic of the new nss, but the brass/copper? plunger is supposed to stick out ~3/8Ē. You can see here mine was completely depressed. No good


With the new switch I only have reverse lights in reverse. HYDR
07-16-2019 07:49 PM
MS88Bronc
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Put the 4160 back on the 351w instead of the 2100. Wow, I thought I noticed a power loss with the 2100 - confirmed it tonight with my test run. Hoping the vent whistle and vent hoop does the trick on inclines.


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I put a similar Holley on my old 66 Mustang 302 when my Carter AFB took a dump. It used to get fuel starved on right turns (I think) when turning at an idle, even with a high vol mechanical fuel pump. Those mechanical secondaries on the Carter were awesome though.
07-16-2019 07:31 PM
biggum Put the 4160 back on the 351w instead of the 2100. Wow, I thought I noticed a power loss with the 2100 - confirmed it tonight with my test run. Hoping the vent whistle and vent hoop does the trick on inclines.


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07-16-2019 05:26 PM
MS88Bronc The Amazon fairy came by today!


Itís been a busy week for the Warden!
07-16-2019 09:55 AM
S00TLYFE Also, CAB Unlimited Hub Centric Spacer, this keeps the weight of the vehicle from riding strictly on the wheel studs



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07-16-2019 09:53 AM
S00TLYFE 8.8 Truss from Desolate Motorsports



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07-16-2019 09:12 AM
miesk5
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I donít know how to post pictures. But I have some pretty good ones of the interior in the beginnings of the exterior.
Yo R,
How to post pics @ How to POST PICTURES - Ford Bronco Forum
We do enjoy Bronco pics!
07-16-2019 06:11 AM
cobrajoe
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I donít know how to post pictures. But I have some pretty good ones of the interior in the beginnings of the exterior.
Try Imgur it's simple and free.
07-16-2019 01:52 AM
richclas32 I don’t know how to post pictures. But I have some pretty good ones of the interior in the beginnings of the exterior.
07-16-2019 01:51 AM
richclas32 I’m going to try and paint my 95 Eddie Bauer. I pulled the interior out and installed kill Matt. Then I put in a new carpet. Of course then the ugly paint started to bug me… So I purchased Krylon farm and implement paint. I’m going to try my hand at spray painting.
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