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by Hoodbronco
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Thanks for all the good ideas. I'll try putting the old pitman arm back on and see about moving the trackbar either back up or a touch forward (I'll also look at the trackbar bushings)
by Hoodbronco
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Another pic
by Hoodbronco
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Thanks for all the advice and I'm sorry I haven't responded for awhile. I recently took the bronco to Sandlake and did some "light" wheeling. I now see that my drag link is hitting the tie rod but just missing the drag link zert. Also my track bar sometimes rubs on the front end. Im thinking about j...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Here is another pic of the driver side.
by Hoodbronco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

I haven't changed the height of the bronco myself. The previous owner may have but I don't know. I don't think I have a raised track bar mount on the passenger side. I'm wondering if I should go back to a stock pitman arm and then look for a drag link with a little more bend in it for better clearan...
by Hoodbronco
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Here is another pic.
by Hoodbronco
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Here are a few pics. There is a zert on the back of my drag link that has hit my tie rod. Also the clamps were positioned differently and the bolts hit the tie rod. Also the drop arm has hit my Dana 44 a little. Hi
by Hoodbronco
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Drag link and tie rod hitting
Replies: 17
Views: 8894

Drag link and tie rod hitting

Has anyone had problems with their drag link and tie rod hitting when their suspension bottoms out? I see that my drag link zert fitting (which is located on the rear of the joint) and adjustment bolts have hit my tie rod. I have a drop pitman and a f150 drag link tie rod T combination. My EB has a ...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: panhard bar necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Thanks Paul, That sounds like a good plan. In terms of my front end steering system. I do have a drop pitman arm and I have a trackbar bracket and I have mostly aftermarket steering linkage. To be honest, I think it is steering fine and when I put in the 7 degree C bushings my odd, once in awhile wh...
by Hoodbronco
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: panhard bar necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

panhard bar necessary?

I have a question about whether or not I should add a panhard bar to the rear end of my 73 bronco. I'm currently working on putting an air locker into the rear, and I think I will add traction bars as well. But, I'm not sure if a panhard bar is really necessary. My bronco has a 2" suspension lift an...
by Hoodbronco
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 14218

Welll, I installed new 7 degreee c bushings, and they definitely improved the steering (my lean has also gone away). My old c bushings were either 4 or 2 gegree I'm guessing. I couldn't find any marking on them. Thanks for the help. It steers the best it ever has!
by Hoodbronco
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 14218

My camber is .6 on the left and .2 on the right. I will definitely look at what degree my curreunt bushings are. I am hoping to have time time to swap out the c bushings this week.
by Hoodbronco
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 14218

Sorry for the slow response to your questions about my bronco. I did take it to an alignment shop. They didn't seem to know much about broncos, but they did align it and give me a printout of the results. It seems that my castor is basically 0 on both sides. So, I am going to put in 7 degree C bushi...
by Hoodbronco
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 14218

east side Portland Alignment Shop Recommendations

I just got my 73 on the road and took it on a good camping trip. Everything went great but and it pulls to the right when I let up off the throttle Also the steering doesn't return to center perfectly. The steering system is mostly rebuilt and has hardly any play in it. So, I think I should take to ...
by Hoodbronco
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: transmission lines to radiator leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 4865

I can see that the top line into the radiator from the transmission isn't leaking, and I think the bottom line from the transmission to the radiator isn't leaking. The problems are the two screw together fittings that connect the radiator to the line. I don't know why the radiator came with 2 fittin...
by Hoodbronco
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: transmission lines to radiator leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 4865

transmission lines to radiator leaking

My automatic transmission lines are leaking where they connect to my new 4 core aluminum radiator. The radiator came with new fittings, and I have them tighter than I think they should be (I'm scarred to tighten them more). Also, I installed new transmission lines from the transmission to the radiat...
by Hoodbronco
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fan to radiator distance question
Replies: 6
Views: 6996

thanks for the advice. I am definitely too close to the radiator. The fan is about 2/3 in the shroud and 3/4 of an inch from the radiator at the top. I will move it back to at least 1 and 1/4 inches from the radiator. I am not sure why my radiator is off center towards the drivers side. The rig was ...
by Hoodbronco
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fan to radiator distance question
Replies: 6
Views: 6996

How is 1 inch of clearance between the fan and radiator. I shimmed it out to that distance and put the shroud on. The shroud is very close on the driver side but not hitting. How much clearance is enough between the shroud and fan?
by Hoodbronco
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Fan to radiator distance question
Replies: 6
Views: 6996

Fan to radiator distance question

I am getting ready to put a fan shroud on my bronco, and I know that my fan is too far from the radiator (right now it is about 2 inches from the radiator). So, my question is how close should it be? Thanks for any help.
by Hoodbronco
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not turning over
Replies: 14
Views: 9492

Thanks for all the ideas. It turned out to be the neutral switch in the shifter. I have a hurst floor shifter and the connnection to the neutral switch was Poor. I secured it and suddenly she started. It was a little expensive but now I have a new lifetime napa starter and a new silenoid. Live and l...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not turning over
Replies: 14
Views: 9492

Good questions. Tonight I can't test if the lights stay lit while I try and crank the motor, but I will test that tomorrow. In terms of the solenoid, it is bolted to the fender well and the fender well is painted so it may not be well grounded there. I don't think the motor is seized because I can t...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not turning over
Replies: 14
Views: 9492

The battery is old, but the rig was running, I parked it and went to restart it a couple of minutes later and it just went "click". Everything electrical still works, minus the starter. Also, the solenoid and batter terminals are clean. Tomorrow I will have some time to work on it and do a little mo...
by Hoodbronco
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not turning over
Replies: 14
Views: 9492

Not turning over

I,m a bit puzzled. I just drove her to the house and parked her in the garage. I went to restart her and I just got "click." So, I thought it must be the starter (it was very cold out and I didn't feel like doing proper diagnostic). But the new starter didn't change a thing. Next i threw a starting ...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: wandering steering, trac bar bracket needed?
Replies: 9
Views: 8278

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to drop the trac bar to make it parallel with the drag arm (currently the drag arm is parallel with the tie rod but not the trac bar). Also, I'm going to replace the trac bar bushings and replace the drag arm. It seems that they both have a lot of play. This rig ...
by Hoodbronco
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: wandering steering, trac bar bracket needed?
Replies: 9
Views: 8278

Thanks for the ideas. I think I'll start with some bushings and take a look at a new drag link (seems to have a lot of play).
by Hoodbronco
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: wandering steering, trac bar bracket needed?
Replies: 9
Views: 8278

wandering steering, trac bar bracket needed?

I have a 73' and it does a lot of wandering down the road. It is a project car that I bought from some people who didn't know what had been done exactly to the bronco. It seems to have a 2.5" lift. I just had the power steering box rebuilt (out of a 65 or 66 T bird mounted inside the frame). It stee...