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|Yesterday 05:18 PM|
|BroncMom||While it doesn't compare to @379sinvb 's awesome day.... YAY it finally came (only took a little bit of forever to get here). Apparently the matte black is crazy popular. Guess u know what I'm doing today 🙂|
|Yesterday 11:09 AM|
|Yesterday 11:06 AM|
#vbstrong charity car show cont.
|Yesterday 11:02 AM|
|379sinvb||Photos from the #vbstrong charity car show. Big turn out for the event. It was reported that approx 348 vehicles were in attendance. I didn’t get all of them but here are some that caught my eyes. $28678.77raised and donated to the United Way fund for the victims and families.|
|Yesterday 03:15 AM|
Originally Posted by Dallas09m3 View Post
|Yesterday 12:25 AM|
Got new 33” Dick Cepeks and a new leak today.
|06-23-2019 11:19 PM|
Originally Posted by miesk5 View Post
|06-23-2019 11:02 PM|
|BroncMom||Added deer whistlers under the front bumper. Couple close calls with NwPa's whitetail population was enough for me.|
|06-23-2019 01:47 PM|
|bmad01||I filled up the 88 this morning. 207.7 mi. and 15.229 gal. = 13.638 MPG! The old guy's still got it! Any time I'm not getting 11 mpg is good!|
|06-23-2019 11:17 AM|
What did you do to your bronco today?
Replacing my 4 bolt F250 steering box since the pinion shaft seal blew out on me in the middle of a rock strewn twitch trail. Driving out through the boulders with no power steering was interesting. Watch those fingers in the wheel!
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|06-22-2019 07:53 PM|
Originally Posted by CDA 455 View Post
You can tell if you have scoring/galling on any smooth metal bearing/seal surface by using your fingernail, which is highly enervated, to drag across the surface. If your fingernail detects an imperfection the surface is to be considered compromised. This technique applies to bearing races and the individual rollers in cone bearings as well.
You can help prolong the life the of pinion oil seal and the spline hub itself by using a high quality/high drop-point bearing grease to thoroughly coat the seal's contacting rubber surface prior to installing the yoke. The grease will, ideally, get trapped in the small voids created by the seal's multiple ridges, as it has nowhere else to displace to, and provide a constant source of lubrication throughout its service life. A lot of guys tell you to just use the same gear lube as you're using for your diff to lubricate the seal, but the builder who taught me used to say, "Fluid is designed to flow and grease is designed to stay." Also, it won't hurt a single thing if a small amount of grease, from coating the seal, gets mixed into the gear lube over time from mild seepage.
I knew all this, going into my build, and every axle I've built for customers always gets a brand new yoke, but I cheaped-out on my own rig and she let me know she was pi$$ed.
|06-22-2019 03:58 PM|
Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
|06-22-2019 02:58 PM|
|cobrajoe||Started putting mine back together after taking a week off from working on it, only to get aggravated. So went home and cut my lawn.|
|06-22-2019 12:47 PM|
|EMO42||The rot is really getting bad.|
|06-22-2019 12:44 PM|
sounds like a rough season already. mine's rollin' like a rock-star.
now that I've jinxed it.
|06-22-2019 12:34 PM|
|EMO42||limped her into the drive way. Me thinks the shock tower gave way|
|06-22-2019 12:19 PM|
Replaced passenger door strike bolt bushing.
How 'bout a
|06-22-2019 11:42 AM|
I adjusted my steering stops. My tires already rubbed the radius arms pretty bad. I recently swapped wheels to some stock steelies and they rubbed even more.
The steering stops were rusty as hell. I had to use a little heat to loosen them so I didn't snap them off. Maine winters have not been kind to the old girl. Then I realized that if you extend them very much there is only a few threads holding them. So I went to the hardware store and got some longer grade 8 bolts and cheap nuts and made my own. Now I have almost an inch of threads holding and no more rubbing.
Now I gotta work on my inop tailgate window.
I probably won't last a half hour on that project before I get mad and go take a nap. .
|06-22-2019 11:06 AM|
Originally Posted by CDA 455 View Post
If the seat for the seal is not damaged or gauged like I think he said his was you can re use them. A gouge or but will shred/melt the seal eventually and cause a leak.
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|06-22-2019 10:14 AM|
Originally Posted by silver70 View Post
1) You're not supposed to re-use a pinion yoke?
2) What are the guidelines for using said pinion yokes?
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