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by meadowlarkmach
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Saginaw steering with serpentine belt
Replies: 3
Views: 5435

Paul, Here's some pics of my setup. If you have a new Saginaw with the serpentine pulley, then I'd be interested. The serpentine setup was on the truck when I bought it so I don't have any idea at to its brand. I'd hate to dismantle it in favor of belts. If you think I need to keep the alternator up...
by meadowlarkmach
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Saginaw steering with serpentine belt
Replies: 3
Views: 5435

Saginaw steering with serpentine belt

I currently have a serpentine setup on my '76. I want to change the current power steering pump to a Saginaw unit. Is that possible? ie, do they have a pulley for the Saginaw to work with the serpentine belt? Also, I want to relocate my alternator. It currently is on top about radiator height and wo...
by meadowlarkmach
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Marine 302 2bbl and intake
Replies: 1
Views: 3322

Marine 302 2bbl and intake

Is this setup any different than a street version?
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Help with window trim
Replies: 2
Views: 4456

Withstanding the 350 deg is a major concern. I've read some web articles on dipping the pieces in a cut in half longwise pvc tubing. The mixture is a solution of Drano and water. I've also seen suggested Red Devil lye which I've never heard of before. This process takes the anodizing off, leaving yo...
by meadowlarkmach
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Help with window trim
Replies: 2
Views: 4456

Help with window trim

Anyone selling complete chrome trim for a '76 wagon? Or has anyone gone the route of cleaning them up and using a powder coat system. I've seen some powder coat ads that had a bright silver plus a clear powder coat.
Thanks,
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Loosening wagon roof to lower windshield frame
Replies: 2
Views: 4390

Thanks Kyle.
by meadowlarkmach
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Paint windshield hinge?
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

Paint windshield hinge?

Excuse my ignorance, but I'm installing a stainless steel hinge. Don't know if the hinges were painted originally.
Thanks,
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Loosening wagon roof to lower windshield frame
Replies: 2
Views: 4390

Loosening wagon roof to lower windshield frame

I need to lower the windshield frame in order to replace the hinge with a stainless steel hinge. There is some rust on the hinge, but I don't see any on the body or window frame. Question is: Do I have to remove the roof completely in order to lower the windshield? Also, where the roof is supported ...
by meadowlarkmach
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Hard starting with new carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 3240

Hard starting with new carburetor

I've researched the archives, and have followed some suggestions but I still have a problem. I've installed a new Edelbrock #1403 500cfm carb and she runs great, but I do smell some gas from time to time. Problem is that the truck can sit for days or hours or a few seconds and it'll start without pu...
by meadowlarkmach
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Rear axle seal
Replies: 10
Views: 6828

Yep, it's a 3.50 gear. I was so determined to recheck what I'd done, so I went and got another seal (btw, it's a 51098) I double check the distance from the flange that seal butts against to the out edge of the housing and it's in all the way. I was concerned that I didn't get the seal all the way i...
by meadowlarkmach
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Rear axle seal
Replies: 10
Views: 6828

Hi Paul. If you yank on the brake drum, it'll give at most 1/8 inch. I did check the bearing for lateral play plus it seemed to be fine. It would turn nicely but not freely. What I mean is: it wouldn't spin freely if you turned it fast. It is a large bearing. I'm going to jack the truck back up toda...
by meadowlarkmach
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Rear axle seal
Replies: 10
Views: 6828

Rear axle seal

My right rear axle seal was leaking so I (after reading lots of post on here) decided to do the job myself for the first time. No real problems....borrowed a slip hammer to get the seal out. I didn't check for outward/inward play before pulling the axle, but there is approximately 1/8 inch play. Bea...
by meadowlarkmach
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Thanks Paul. Yes, I installed the correct elbow at the manifold and put moved the plug to the top of the thermostat housing. Heater now gives the interior a toasty atmosphere. I used a Mustang fuel line and modified it to come up on the driver side and clears the a/c compressor and runs in front of ...
by meadowlarkmach
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Well, I've been busy doing minor things to the Bronco. The elbow for the heater hose to the manifold was an item straight from Lowe's. So I put a correct elbow on it. Replaced the carb to pump fuel line and what do you know.....the fitting at the pump outlet was a gas jet nozzle for your home. There...
by meadowlarkmach
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Just got in from Christmas stay at son's home. I'll be out in the garage to check those wires fm the alternator. Thanks for telling me. I wouldn't have given that a thought. Also, is it correct for the transmission cooler lines to connect to the radiator on the passenger side or should they be on th...
by meadowlarkmach
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Brandon, I'd like to lower the alternator and other stuff and maybe ditch the serpentine and its tensioner. I'm at a loss right now and am even thinking of collecting all that I need and then yanking the crap out of it. I'll be leaving for my son's ranch this afternoon so I probably won't have inter...
by meadowlarkmach
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Here's the pics you all asked for. Don't laugh too loud. Also, I've included a pic of the transmission lines to the radiator. I'm used to working with Mustangs. Should the lines be connected to the bottom of the radiator? http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j402/Early67/Arkansas%20Falcon/sidefuel-al...
by meadowlarkmach
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

I'll get pictures first thing in the morning!. Thanks.
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 10985

Octopus for an engine compartment. Help.

I’ve got a handful of problems with my new purchase of a ’76 Bronco. First, it has the hydroboost power brakes along with power steering. The lines from the power steering pump to the hydroboost and to the steering box all leak even though I’ve tightened them. My main gripe about this setup is that ...
by meadowlarkmach
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

Well, I got the new tank in. Prior to putting the new aux. tank in, I had a fuel starvation problem, so I changed out the inline fuel filter. Thought that was fixed. Anyway, I filled the new aux tank and switched over to it and in no time I had fuel starvation. I knew it couldn't be trash in the fue...
by meadowlarkmach
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

Sorry I haven't replied. Been a little on the puny side. I did check over the Bronco and couldn't find a canister of any sort. Would you guys recommend putting on? And if so, would it be a pita?
Thanks,
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

Stan,
I appreciate the help very much. I'll chk tomorrow if there's a canister on the frame or underhood. If not, I'll plug the fourth hole.
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

Stan, it's the front tank. I've only had this Bronco for a week and I have no idea if there's a canister on it. Where should it be? Under the hood?
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

So if it's carbuerated, I just need to plug it?
Thanks,
Max
by meadowlarkmach
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Post a picture of your bronco!
Replies: 249
Views: 362898

Here's my new '76

I don't think it's a Stroppe. I need to get a Marti report though.
by meadowlarkmach
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Help with auxiliary fuel tank.
Replies: 11
Views: 9267

Help with auxiliary fuel tank.

I just purchased a '76 Bronco and the seller gave me a new in the box fuel tanks with sending unit. I'm at a loss as to the holes in the tank. I know the hole for the sending unit and filler hole and the overflow, but what is the fourth one for? The seller had the old one in the back seat and the fo...