Driving Stuff Henry Built
Anyone familiar with the Quickdraw McGraw cartoon (Where the character El Kabong comes from) knows that Baba Looey was the brains of the operation. So in order to organize & add notes to these links, it seemed only appropriate that Looey would be in charge. :toothless
The list is by no means complete. These aren't necessarily the best links on any subject, just what has caught my eye over time. Some of them don't have conclusive information, but can add to a knowledge base. If you know of a good link that should be added, post it up here & I'll add it to the list.
Thanks to Habitual for checking all the links & providing a list of the ones that have gone wonky. They are being corrected or removed as needed. 1/9/2016
Tech -Post 1 & 2
Trails -Post 2
Site/Computer/Internet Info -Post 2
The Classics -Post 2
1-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Tailgate tent pics & info in post 195. Updated (8/26/13) source link here.
2-plumbing jopes -Trail water heater.
3-Expo and Adventure Modding Reference Thread! JohnMcD348 -A ton of expedition, camping, storage, etc. mods.
4-Camping kitchen bonsai dave.
Air Filter & Snorkel
1-VOTE For Oct. '06 FOTM SSgtTEX -Snorkel pics & info in post 143.
2-VOTE For Aug.'07 FOTM OX1 -Roof snorkel & in-pipe filter pics & info in posts 100, 129 & 249.
3-got my K&N put in this weekend..(56K WARNING!) BigWil -K&N with pvc.
4-Air Box -Insulating air handling components for better mpg. -Ignore post 1 & follow Steve83's link & instructions in posts 3, 6 & on down for info & pics from many others.
5-Snorkel: '85, 302, EFI bronco boy -Installation of a "Safari Snorkel #SS395HF for the Land Rover Discovery II's" on an 85 Bronco.
1-Alignment Problem stan the man
2-Huge alignment issues. Need help! ToughXLT
3-Camber / Caster Bushing Adjustment Revenant -Info on adjustable Caster/Camber bushings.
1-3G alternator FACTS (its wins agian!) Fireguy50
2-bigger alternator? DezertBronco
3-3G Interchange Facts. If you're thinking 3G read here. Clarko -Charts, pics, wiring diagram, etc.
4-3g questions, yes I searched Ol' Blue 78 -Wiring questions for a 78.
5-Crazed 3G install (56k be very aware) Crazed -Installation pics & instructions. Splined & v-belt pulley info.
1-Better sound through more midranges Sixlitre
2-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 165 Hidden component compartment.
3-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 227 additional custom hidden speaker locations.
Axles, Lockers, Differentials (Also see: Suspension)
1-All About Lockers peteyg
2-What's the DIFF??? Steve83
3-Rear Axle Guide SquattyD
4-Front 3rd member and Dana 50 stub shaft install...(56k warning) Andy351
5-D50 inner upgrade wileec
6-Cheapest place on 8.8 install kit with Timkens?? OX1
7-Maybe Repost. JBG, TTB dana 44 upgraded outer axle. stomp13
8-Eaton E-Locker tear down & repair (56k go away) Dave's Bronc 90
9-tired of searching 10.25 question BoulderBronco
10-dana 44 carrier -Bearing & race numbers.
11-trac lok rebuild info needed where is it at? -Tony R gives pics & instructions in post 7.
12-How to swap Dana 44 4.56 TTB Gears to SAS D44?
13-STERLING 10.25 SEAL PART NUMBER CHANGE Damager
14-Welding 8.8... opinions wanted hossman777
15-? about the d50 spring trick.. ToughXLT
16-9" Diff Better Than Dana 70/60/44/28? 78Project
17-Aussie Locker Experiences and Possible Problem Tommy R
18-new tube seals dana 44 DcSkater602
19-My Gear and Locker Install(pics) Tommy R
20-identifying axles!!! -jermil01 gives links to id axles in post 6.
21-VOTE For Oct. '06 FOTM Dave's Bronc 90 gives pics & info for the D50 stub shaft swap in post 183.
22-Drain plug install on TTB front axle Sixlitre
23-Dana 70 or Dana 60 Id lightnin -With info/pics from Larston, Shadofax & Steve83.
24-Tone ring replacment procedure Dave's Bronc 90 gives the procedure in post 4, Steve83's version is in post 7.
25-8.8 Yoke Flange Change to Flat Flange reptillikus gives instructions in post 2.
26- First time I'm exploring the depths of a COMPLETE 8.8 build (56k unfriendly) sackman9975 -8.8 rebuild with lots of pics & info.
27-GEARS!!, Please read before posting gear ?'s. Updated 11/11/03 godless
28-Axle door code chart for Broncos. MOUNTAINMAN
29-early 70's D60 vs late 80's Sterling 10.25 -Input from several members. (Link provided by 379sinvb)
30-Gear Ratio Calculator -Very cool calculator at grimmjeeper.com. Use the drop downs to choose trans, t-case & tire info for a side by side comparison of ratios, crawl & highway speeds/RPMs.
Battery / Starter / Cables
1-Battery Cable soldering Fireguy50
2-Fix your slow starter, get more horsepower! Nemean
3-Some usefull info about optima Batteries 1clean5.8
4-Ground cable replacement Fireguy50
Bearings, Wheel & Spindle
1-Wheel Bearings and Spindle Bearings Shane C.
2-wheel bearings and swap locking hubs publicjohncue
3-Wheel Bearings Tightness
1-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 220 & 222 for rusted body panel replacement. Links to his full write-up in post 222.
2-Serious '89 RESTO project....NEAR DONE PICS!! j. r. Nice
3-Rust Bullet and floor repair. bossind
4-Fender Cut & Roll (lots of pics) MajSuckelton
5-fiberglass body panels Fireguy50
6-half doors/ hinge pins for removable doors reptillikus
7-How much room between body panels? GreatWhiteBronc
8-Just got the Quarter panels off (need some suggestions) llanaro
9-where to get DECALS ??? ss396
10-My half doors triplesix
11-Hood Latch stuck..??! sackman9975 gives info throughout the thread.
12-chop, cut & rebuild BRONCONUT's rust removal & rebuild. Good pics.
1-Rear Discs on My 96 Bronco bossind
2-Braided Stainless Brake Lines 89MustangGX
3-f350 brake upgrade clarification... DcSkater602
4-f-350 Brake Upgrade Problems bmboll
5-Another F-350 Brake Upgrade Problem 78Moose
6-lights on dash that wont go away 89fordbronco Post 5 has Steve83's link for ABS codes.
7-T-Bird calipers on TTB Gacknar
8-brake upgrade help sincat23
9-Ok! Whats wrong with my brakes? TYZBRONCO79 -Checklist for a low or spongy brake pedal.
10-What $431.29 can do for your brakes.... BigWheelz
11-brake upgrade DasTeufelHund
12-I really need brake assistance BAD... >> Cobra Jet
13-T-Bird caliper swap Rockfrog
14-78-9 Brake upgeade write-up Crazed
15-Brake repair/restoration questions Gacknar
16-Sterling Disc brake Swap and related info plug ugly
17-1990 bronco rear wheel antilock brakes Steve83 gives links & info in posts 2 & 7, El Kabong gives the procedure to pull RABS codes in post 3.
18-So you wanna change your front brakes? stan the man
1-New Bumper Pics ToddACimer
2-Custom F/R bumper pics 80-96 derrick36 -Lots o' bumpers.
3-VOTE For Oct. '06 FOTM Dave's Bronc 90 -Heavy duty 4-1/2" rear tube bumper. Posts 325 & 327.
4-Rear Bumper Build GKR -Rear winch bumper with left swing tire, hi lift, & gas carrier
5-It Begins...(Rear Bumper) 56K Death Tommy R -Bumper with angled tire carrier.
6-Rear bumper rebuild for tire carrier triplesix -Left swing tire carrier with gas can, hi lift, & Dana 44 hub hinge (Hinge in post 21).
7-Rear Bumper Build waltman -Amazing custom bumper with tire carrier that swings down or out. Finished bumper in posts 156 & 168. Video of operation at bottom of post 112.
8-Lift your Rear Bumper to match a 3" body lift. Gacknar
1-Bronco Air site. BoulderBronco (FSB Vendor) -Nice front & rear bumpers.
2-BRONCOAIR REAR BUMPER!!! BoulderBronco (FSB Vendor) -Detail pics before design revisions in post 107, Final design pics in Link 10 below.
3-BroncoAir Rear Bumper Final Design -See post 27.
4-BroncoAir Extreme Duty Winch Bumper (92-96) or BroncoAir Extreme Duty Winch Bumper (87-91)BoulderBronco (FSB Vendor) -BroncoAir site.
5-NEW BUMPER DESIGN! BoonDockBumpers (FSB Vendor)
6-87-96 Bumpers Hefty (FSB Vendor) -More nice bumpers.
Camping -See Accessories, Camping
CB & Ham Radios
FM/HAM Radios....aka Race radios Dustin
cobra 29 issues Late Model Man
"whips" or No "whips" 87BRONCO35
Codes, Computer (also see ECU)
1- How To Run a Self-Test Fireguy50 -Also click on the links at the bottom for code definitions.
2- Pulling EEC-IV codes Steve83
3- lights on dash that wont go away 89fordbronco Post 5 has Steve83's link for ABS codes.
Codes, Door sticker, VIN See VIN below.
Everything you never wanted to know about engine cooling Steve83
freeze plugs replacement Sixlitre, JKossarides, & others deal with replacing freeze plugs at the rear of the engine.
Bronco Technical Terms Revealed! Redmoon
4x4 Dictionary (4x4Power Apr-May00) Steve83 -On FourDoorBronco.com.
1-Custom Extended Travel Drive Shafts ericautopart
2-Square Driveshaft thread... MUDDOG7375
3-where to buy spicer? jahwarrior1423
5-rear driveshaft problem no thanksgiving -Part numbers, links, phone numbers.
6-Special Pricing Intro to FSB ericautopart
7-Front driveshaft upgrade Shadofax
8-Rear Driveshaft centering ball..heeeeeelp toxictv -Link in post 2.
9-How do I remove the centering ball from my double cardon? waltman -Links for pics throughout, & a link in post 10 for centering ball grease fitting.
10-Upgraded rear drive shaft ToddACimer
11-Any pics of the rear drivesshft? bossind -Driveshaft angles.
12-Driveshaft Length With Lengthened Wheelbase Tommy R
13-got some parts / waiting on others Fireguy50 -Drive shaft upgrades, Super duty driveshaft.
14-Driveline 101 4crawler.com site
15-Rear Drive shaft CV(cardan)joint rebuild 1clean5.8
16-Understanding Universal Joints & Size Charts Jim Oaks of The Ranger Station -Lots of info on U-joints including size charts & crossover numbers.
17-Measure Pinion Angle classicbroncos.com.
1-EEC-IV ECU Failure now is a Common Problem due to Age! @GetBent4x4 provides good info on diagnosing & repairing our aging ECUs.
EFI (Also see Tune-up, Fuel)
1-Dielectric Grease Question silver70 -Miesk5 gives a link to "Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control: How to Understand, Service and Modify" in post 14.
Eight Lug Swap
1-Dana 44 TTB 8-lug swap Dustball -Chevy parts to convert a TTB to 8 lug.
2-8 lug swap Crazed
3-8 Lug Swap bronco boy
4-8 lug outer swap for TTB .. different question Damager
5-Driveline 101 4crawler.com site
Electrical See Wiring
Engine (Also See: Tune up / Performance / Troubleshooting)
1-Rear Main Seal Change Write-up, What and What Not to do (56K...I wouldn't) TRUCKY18
2-93 in need of help at sackman's house (56k no way) sackman9975 -A walk through of several tests eventually determining that the engine is shot. Conclusion in post 23.
3-Guidance needed to replace 92' Timing Chain/Gear Set sackman9975 & Tony R talk 2bet through a timing chain swap.
4-Compression test blows jopes give a link in post 2 for diagnosing engine troubles with a vacuum gauge. Be sure to click on the green scenarios at the bottom of the link.
5-All fools who think 110lsa CAM in SD won't work, enter at your own risk.... -A hashing out of MAF vs Speed Density with engine mods. With good info from SigEpBlue, Gacknar, Jopes, magnumpi, & others. Ignore the OP.
6-differences in years for the 5.8l motor Info throughout, year by year breakdown by Seattle FSB in post 9.
7-Ford V8 engine I.D. Handy_andy_cv64 provided the link explaining the differences in this thread.
Freeze plugs see -Cooling System
1-Bassani "X" pipe for 80-96 Bronco. (pics) Gacknar
2-3" mandrel bent tailpipe CHEAP ! Sixlitre
3-THE EXHAUST THREAD. WheelinElvis
4-Exhaust Rebuild - Y-Pipe on back 90Beater -Slick above the frame exit before the wheels.
5-My homemade Ypipe. s1120
6-Running new exhaust Snowman_87 -Answers & pics from Gacknar, Sixlitre, Need4racin, & others.
7-The Bassani Y Pipe Price Thread Need4racin
8-Just ordered Bassani Y and Hi-Flow Cat Bonzai Pics & hi flow cat for Ca smog.
9-Hoo-ray! I killed the dreaded drone! BRBuzz151
10-Definitive 3" Single Exhaust system 1996 302 fastpat
11-Bassani header source Source links from GTRider245 & Fireguy50
12-TRUE Dual Exhaust (Gacknar look here!) broncodude26 -Duals vs 3"
13-CA Legal Exhaust Upgrades Brokend
14-smog question california Evan III -1 cat in CA.
15-3" Exhaust for the Bronco bossind -4x4preservation.com Looks like a dead site. I'll leave the link here for awhile in case it is a temporary issue.
16-Bassani Y/Headers & Maremont 3" INSTALLED! (w/pic hotness) SuperKram
17-New Exhaust System for Broncos in CA
Electric Fan install. 1989 460 EFI kf4amu
Electric Fan Comparison Chart brock
E FAN QUESTION GHOSTRIDER
Electric fan set up. 96broncoman -Electric fan with curved puke & washer tanks.
1-No start help needed -RLKBOB & Steve83 give info on swapping to a Bosch relay in posts 6 & 7.
3-Electrical issue i believe
4-Fuel Pump Access Steve83 shows where to cut the floor for easy access to replace the in tank pump.
5-EFI Fuel Pump Steve83's fuel pump pics & info. Click on the 1st pic for a large diagram that shows how to jumper to trigger the fuel pump relay on 87 to 95 trucks.
6-injecters not firing... Injector unsticking from Steve83 in post 4.
7-Fuel Injector Cleaning Fireguy50 fordfuelinjection.com
8-Ford Bronco Gas Tanks Zenseeker/ZenBronco's site -Info on 33 & 45 gal tanks, connections/pumps for multiple tanks, & pumps & clips.
9-Fuel Level Sender Repair Steve83 -Pics & captions show cleaning the sender.
10-Fuel pump under drivers door BroncoJoe19 gives operational & testing info in posts 3, 5, 6 & others.
Factory tach install in truck using no ignition computer? daverbmxer
Gauge Install (pics) Tommy R
gas guage Steve83 gives diagrams & info related to testing sending units.
Useless gauges! -Defective sender codes in post 8.
What's a PSOM & how do I "P" it??? Steve83 -Resetting speedo input for tire/gear changes on 92 & up Broncos.
Hubs, General Info
1-How do I know if automatic hubs are working properly? Gacknar gives the auto hub test in post 2. Remember to block the wheels. This would work for testing manual hubs too, just lock them 1st.
2-Warn Hub Premium Assembly Bossind -Exploded view of Warn premiums.
3-Warn Instruction Sheet PDF -Warn instructions for removing assorted types of auto hubs & installing manual hubs. Includes exploded diagrams. Link provided by miesk5.
Hubs, Manual Replacement
4-Warn Premium Install Andy351 -Manual to manual swap.
Hubs, 5 Bolt Autos to Manuals
5-Auto to Manual Hub Conversion Writeup 90Beater's site.
(These 3 threads appear to be the same auto to manual write-up, but the rest of the info is also useful.)
6-Manual Hub Swap JD_Bronco
7-Changing Auto hubs to Warn Manual Hub complete instructions with pics godless
8-Install Warn manual hubs MyFullSize The link in post 1 is gone, but the info still applies.
Hubs, 3 Bolt Autos to Manuals
9- 3-Bolt Auto hub conversion Froggmann's site. (This site appears to be gone as of 4/12/14. The Wayback machine has the text without the pics here)
10-3 screw auto to manual hub conversion ScottMoore
11-warn hubs -Junkyard parts instead of a conversion kit.
12-Hectic Hub Install stan the man -Specifics on the conversion kit, & which nuts & rings to use.
Hubs, Top Hat (87 to Early 88 Manual Hubs Only)
13-New Hub install Question Steve83 explains options in posts 2 & 5.
14-Knuckle out conversion manual locking hubs B-man's Supermotors pics & info on swapping top hats to Warn premiums.
15-88 flange mount hubs Steve83's link to an exploded view in post 14.
Ignition Actuator / Switch
See: Steering, Column & Ignition Actuator
1-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 165 Hidden storage compartment.
2-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 206 Carpet cleaning.
3-VOTE For Sept.'07 FOTM Sixlitre -Post 226 Interior lights. -Post 227 Extra speaker locations. -Post 230 Door panel resto.
4-Pre-90 Floor Repair under Captain's Chair Steve83
5-F-250 Seat Swap Joes93Bronco
6-Official Seat Thread: Let's talk seats & seat covers --> Cobra Jet
7-How Do I Sound Deaden Headliner?
8-I broke my dashboard mount..... Late Model Man -With several links throughout & Late Model Man's "How To" pics & instructions in post 20.
9-Child Seat Restraints Goose (Link provided by Destructive Mechanic)
10-"bitch bars", "oh sh!t handles" or whatever you wanna call 'em... need one. BikerPepe` -Good thread with more links & info on grab handles throughout.
11-Can you put a car seat in a bronco? miesk5 provides info in posts 2 & 4, plus input from others throughout.
12- installing GM rearview mirror w/ temp, compass and autodimming installing GM rearview mirror w/ temp, compass and... Kingfish999
Also see Tie Downs below
Lifts (Also See Suspension)
1-LIFT AND TIRE INFORMATION FOR 80-96 BRONCOS WES
2-Attn TTB Lift Owners; Need Measurement Revenant -Measurements of beam drop brackets.
3-best brand name................ -Lift preferences.
4-rear leaf sring USMCBRONCO6672
5-super lift or sky jacker? -Input on brands of lifts & radius arms. BDS, Procomp, Rancho, Rough country Skyjacker, Superlift.
6-Rear shackle drop vs flip?
7-shackle flip people...lets talk shackle angle DcSkater602
8-Let's See Custom TTB Setups Tommy R
9-The GOD of leaf SAS thread TTBlows
10-Progressive Rate Coils Bronco Dan -Springs & droop.
11-Camberg front end lift rcracerx
12-DIY: Add-A-Leaf and Zero Rate Install (56k get a real connection) Tommy R
13-Dick Cepek Extended Radius Arms Gacknar -Discussion about Dick Cepek & various radius arm & manufacturers. (Link provided by FordXFord)
14-Dick Cepek extended radius arms masterguns2003 -More on radius arms with prices & sources. (Link provided by FordXFord)
15-New style Flip Kit....... Dan Fredrickson / Ruffstuff (FSB Vendor) Shackle flip that uses external style shackles. Pics in post 52.
1-How to install/Wire Lights stang
2-Auxiliary Backup (reverse) lighting question. Gacknar
3-light kit blair77 -Tailight & Amber Lense source.
4-Ebay "snappylights" off road lights hossman777 -Source
5-directions for cleaning lenses datrimm
6-Headlight assmebly on 1994 Bronco sackman9975, Froggmann & others describe different methods for removing headlights & other grille area components on newer Broncos (92-96?).
Manuals, Catalogs, TSBs
Ford Video on Modifications & Maintenance Steve83
BRONCO CATALOGS You Should Get.... Mels 80-96
BRONCO CATALOGS YOU SHOULD HAVE... Mels 78-79
Chilton Manual; partial, scanned for 66-81 miesk5
The Old Car Manual Project miesk5 "Provides free digital versions of service and repair manuals, dealer brochures, pics, etc. for vintage vehicles". -Links to contribute materials as well.
Shop manuals miesk5 provides links in post 2, including Helm Inc-Your Source for Factory Authorized Service Information "Helm is Ford's Official Tech Doc source now".
too late?? E4OD burger213
Ok this is getting old, E4OD dropping out of gear. Torvald
Wet MLPS? willjones4
MLP Sensor adjustment Info from miesk5 in posts 6 & 8.
On Board Air, welder, & other goodies
1-VOTE For Oct. '06 FOTM Dave's Bronc 90 gives on board air pics & info in post 174.
2-York installation waltman
3-stock on board air w/ tank, plus tiedowns flamedfordbronco
4-Using stock AC unit for air compressor dblue351
5-On Board Air - York Serpentine Pulley/Clutch chebbykiller
6-duel alternators/onboard welder flamedfordbronco -On board welder.
7-plumbing jopes -On board water heater.
Links continued in Post 2 below
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