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by DirtDonk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 1972 resto
Replies: 6
Views: 7280

Re: 1972 resto

Is that the Eastwood stuff?

Paul
by DirtDonk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Changing out locking hubs on 1969 Bronco
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Re: Changing out locking hubs on 1969 Bronco

Cool. Should be easy if you don't run across any gremlins on the way in!
You replacing old worn-Warns? Or stock Spicer originals?

Paul
by DirtDonk
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Hey, great to hear! Just FYI though, any wire that is in contact with the battery cable on the starter relay is HOT all the time. Anything that is connected to either the starter cable side, or the "S" post of the relay, has power ONLY when in START. If you connected it to the small "I" post however...
by DirtDonk
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Only 81? Heck, you're just getting started! Well, at things other than twisting your head/neck/back under the dash of a Bronco that is! Time for a MagicCreeper maybe! Super happy to hear it pulled strong. Hope the noise stays low. Usually a wheel well mount is sketchy in the noise department because...
by DirtDonk
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

No problem testing theories with temporary wiring, temporary locations, and temporary head scratching. Hose can be re-routed and re-cut. Wiring can be re-routed and re-cut and re-crimped. For permanent mounting, figuring out a relay is not so bad once you wrap your head around the fact that it's onl...
by DirtDonk
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Runs great when cold...
Replies: 11
Views: 5191

Re: Runs great when cold...

Nice. When ordering small parts from the mainland, the Post Office is usually the best. Their Flat-Rate program is fantastic for modest sized auto parts. You're never going to squeeze a leaf spring pack into one of the boxes(!) but much of the stuff we buy is small and heavy. The weight does not cha...
by DirtDonk
Fri May 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Runs great when cold...
Replies: 11
Views: 5191

Re: Runs great when cold...

Hey, thanks for the follow up. Good to hear from you again.
Not much action here anyway these days, but it's still good to keep things rolling and the info coming.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Sounds good. To that end I'll post some of the connections here and now so he can check them out when it's all ready, without having to wait for another reply. This will deal only with the main relay/power connections to run the pump. Not the specific oil-pressure cutoff switch wiring. Probably have...
by DirtDonk
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Thanks Carl. And yes to the block-off plate. And yes (with riders, caveats, chicken little warnings and much hand-wringing) to the cutting and inserting of the pump into the fuel line. But... We have the block-off plates as our #8037. The pump is the #8021 and both can be seen here: https://www.wild...
by DirtDonk
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

I can work with that Shawn. Gives you the warm and fuzzies that they were really using their heads back then and had only our safety and well being in mind. Sorry Carl, didn't see your question before. And I don't see a quote button anymore? Anyway, Should be able to get the Mr Gasket pumps just abo...
by DirtDonk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Well, for a carburetor everyone that uses them seems to think the Carter 4050 (I think that's the number?) is the best pump around. But I don't think they're cheap compared to the typical parts store cheapies. That said, I'm pretty sure that some of those same cheapies are pretty good. Some are crap...
by DirtDonk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 17532

Re: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations

When that happens you can also put it on the back where it can't do as much mischief. Of course, out-of-round is not good even on the back, so changing to the spare was probably the best way to handle it as long as the spare was still pretty close in size (if the other three are not too far worn dow...
by DirtDonk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Fuel Pump

Seems you could have two things going on (maybe more, but I'm not aware of them) like a little bit of it draining back into the tank because the check valve in the pump is not working 100% and the other would be some siphoning action sucking some of it into the engine while sitting. Oh, and I guess ...
by DirtDonk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 Timing Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: 302 Timing Marks

How often is it driven these days? Might just be clogging up with old age (like we can!) from sitting (also like we can!). If that's the case, it may just need, other than a tune-up, some clean gas and oil, along with some cleaning additives. AKA snake oils. But they really can do wonders for an oth...
by DirtDonk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 Timing Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: 302 Timing Marks

Sorry, one more thing.
Have you tried cleaning off the existing damper ring with sandpaper or Scotch-Brite or something similar? Or is it just so deeply pitted that even the recessed lines are not going to show up no matter what?

Paul
by DirtDonk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 Timing Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: 302 Timing Marks

TIMING TAPE: As was said, if your engine is not original, or if the harmonic damper had been changed at any time in the engine's life, you could fall prey to a Ford-centric problem. Mismatched timing marks, timing pointer, missing pointer, and probably some other things as well. Unfortunately for us...
by DirtDonk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 Timing Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: 302 Timing Marks

Another thing you can do initially, is to time by ear or vacuum. Then there's timing tape, but more on that later... Stan's is the best way, but if you need to get something rolling right now and don't have a timing light (but you should, just like a volt-ohm meter is a critical piece of kit for an ...
by DirtDonk
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Overnight battery drain
Replies: 5
Views: 3049

Re: Overnight battery drain

Glad you got it fixed. The quicker the drain, the more likely it is to be the alternator. If you have for testing the next time, you can try disconnecting the plug from the regulator overnight to see if the battery still drains. If not, bingo. But if it does, plug it back in and disconnect the charg...
by DirtDonk
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Anyone know where they sell door weather stripping
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

Re: Anyone know where they sell door weather stripping

Hey Blayze. Did you get this sorted out? It's true we have the product, and have pretty good ones because we've also gone through many versions/brands over the years trying to find the best fitting ones so you don't have to slam the doors so hard you break windows, welds and inner channels! Unfortun...
by DirtDonk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Tining chain covers are they different ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Tining chain covers are they different ?

And yes, I realized this was 20 days old now, but hopefully you either got your info already, or found this answer to be timely in it's delivery... :D
by DirtDonk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Tining chain covers are they different ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Tining chain covers are they different ?

Yes... There were at least 19 different front cover designs over the years. I think they narrowed it down by attrition to only 8 or 9 available through the aftermarket a few years ago. For most however, even if the wrong pump direction is used, as long as the pump bolts on correctly, it can work to ...
by DirtDonk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How to fit 5 without a Bench?
Replies: 26
Views: 19520

Having trouble with the forum. Noticed I can't even send an e-mail without an error message. For all I know it's being transmitted, but it's showing as unsuccessful.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How to fit 5 without a Bench?
Replies: 26
Views: 19520

Hey Tony. Can't see the pics for some reason. Can you still see them from your end?
I've been having trouble with the forum today, with odd extra clicks being needed and some error messages.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Front Seat Latches
Replies: 5
Views: 2283

Hey Carl. Sorry it's been so slow around here lately. I know there are pics around, but I'd probably have trouble finding them since I don't save the locations like I used to. But maybe I can get some data for you from my seats. I'll see what I can see when I'm near them next (maybe tomorrow? In the...
by DirtDonk
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

The Truetrac is a limited-slip, and the Aussie is a locker. Two different beasts in function, and completely different in design. The only thing that would normally be considered similar to a Truetrac is a Gleason/Torsen differential. But even they're still different from one another. Don't be foole...
by DirtDonk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 28735

It's not really unheard of. Not common of course, but not impossible. As you found out! And they may not even have burned out at the same time either. They could have due to some voltage spike or another, but it could have happened to one and you may not have noticed right away. Then the next one we...
by DirtDonk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Oh, and if your Bronco has any little finicky handling aspect on the street, I'd say a locker in the rear is going to showcase those characteristics even more. Kind of a magnifying glass for faults.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

I think they all have good and bad aspects from what you hear. Depends on the owner/operator and sometimes other physical things with the Bronco as well. I'm probably a good example, since I would not have touched a Detroit for my own applications (just didn't need the aggressive lockup) and would n...
by DirtDonk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 28735

While you're mucking about in the wiring, swap relays from one to the other. You know the low-beam relay is working, so try swapping it to the high size just to see if the trouble follows. If it does then you have a bad relay. If it doesn't change, then the fault is back in the wiring. It could actu...
by DirtDonk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 28735

The relay is indeed grounded through the base. It was the body itself I was worried about. There is always supposed to be an additional ground wire to the body. This gets left out of the equation more often than not, when an owner replaces the original ground wire. What ford did was use a metal clam...
by DirtDonk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 28735

Wow, no highs all this time, eh? I wonder if after all that it's the new(ish) relay harness? But before we go down that road let's check some more ground aspects. The only grounds associated with the headlights are right there behind each headlight into the core support. If you have painted the rig ...
by DirtDonk
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 78 79 bronco trim
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Correct topic sure enough. Although this forum is primarily for the Early Bronco from '77 and older, but plenty of us own the newer full-size stuff too. To you might get an answer. If Carpenter and Scott Drake do not make them, I'm not sure who else would. I believe even LMC Truck gets their stuff f...
by DirtDonk
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 1998 explorer 5.0 efi swap
Replies: 4
Views: 2909

What do you mean Tom? They were right over there the last time we looked!
Maybe they're behind the couch? Hopefully the dog didn't eat them though. That would be very bad.

But if they were here (what, 10-15 years ago now?), they're still available on the dark-gray web.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Changing out locking hubs on 1969 Bronco
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Oh, and the little Phillips-head screw holding the inner stuff in the outer stuff is from Warn. That's how they are assembled and it's not necessary (or recommended) to remove the screw. Just remove the clip(s) and remove the entire assembly as one unit. Next time... But the same goes for re-assembl...
by DirtDonk
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Changing out locking hubs on 1969 Bronco
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Yep, if it doesn't fix easily, just ignore it. Like many thousands of other Bronco owners have had to do. The old hub looks to be an old Warn 9790 standard hub. Is your new one the metal knob deluxe style #20990? Very similar inner workings, but with different actuating knobs. I actually like the st...
by DirtDonk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Rigid led sr2 light bars
Replies: 7
Views: 7008

Thanks. And welcome to broncofix too!

Paul
by DirtDonk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 1998 explorer 5.0 efi swap
Replies: 4
Views: 2909

Hey Jeff. Obviously been awhile since I've been here. Maybe the same for the other regulars through the summer. But I gotta admit, the question is a little vague. He says, with a smile. If you're still in the middle of it and need answers, what exactly are you needing to know at this point? Or is it...
by DirtDonk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Neutral Safety Switch or ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Sorry, duty called. Got an "almost 96" year old here at the house and neighbors a'callin' so had to step away from the confuser for a few. Meant to ask if your shift pointer is in the right places at the right time. I assume so 'cause you'd notice that pretty easily. But maybe you can mess with it a...
by DirtDonk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Neutral Safety Switch or ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Should be a linkage adjustment as well, but it seems to me that if you did the switch by the book that would have been part of it and not need to be done in addition. Not sure though, so maybe others will know. Good luck. And welcome to broncofix too! Sorry it took a few days to get an answer. Only ...
by DirtDonk
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 5418

It's ok. We speak wit around here too.
Now where's that stupid smiley face thingamajig when you need it...

Paul