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by Carl
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Front Seat Latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Front Seat Latches

Thanks Stan The latch levers are not the problem, the problem is where the latch hooks to so the seat back does not move forward. I now know the loop I have found , when I get it put back on the floor will fix the pass. seat but do not know what the drivers latch hooks to. I see nothing on the seat ...
by Carl
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Front Seat Latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Front Seat Latches

I found the loop for the pass seat in my parts bin...now to figure out the drivers seat latch...any help on this would be appreciated ...Thanks
by Carl
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Front Seat Latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Front Seat Latches

Thanks Paul My Bronco is a 1970 so it should be like yours. I really appreciate the help on this. I was about ready to give up on the forum. If you could post pictures it would really help I began to strip the inside and redo all with new parts a couple of years back like seat covers , floor cover, ...
by Carl
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Front Seat Latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Front Seat Latches

I just recovered my front seats and am at lost as to the seat latch...I am an old guy (probably too old to be doing this kind of work) so please forgive me for being so dumb that I didn't check before reinstalling the seats. I now don't see where the latches hook onto. I may even have the wrong back...
by Carl
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

I finally got it to turn over. It started by just moving a little at a time and stop and then it would move more and more until it seems like it is turning over pretty free. I took off the valve covers and poured oil over the valves and just let it drain out the oil pan and poured it back in until i...
by Carl
Sun May 29, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Paul has been a lot of help on this and I am thankful for any help I can get...I used to be pretty good at the mechanic stuff but I guess the age thing is catching up on me on some of this stuff. I for one am thankful for a site like this to get help from...Have a great Memorial Day everybody be saf...
by Carl
Fri May 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Thanks Paul....Good Advice and a lot of help....Looks like you were the only one to give a helping hand on here.... Carl
by Carl
Wed May 25, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

I really appreciate all this info... Paul....I am getting up there in age (will be 77 next month) so all this really helps. I do have one more question and then I won't bother you anymore. I would like to know if you still use the lead additive in the gas and if so where can you get it. It has been ...
by Carl
Mon May 23, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Would you have any name brands of this oil or any place where you might be able to get this oil ? I will be putting in new plugs, fuel pump, voltage reg, and starter relay among other things as I go. I really look forward to getting it running but want to take my time and do all I can to get it righ...
by Carl
Mon May 23, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Thanks Paul.....Your first suggestion worked.....I sprayed the penetrating oil into each cyl several times without any luck but after several days it broke free and now seems to be turning over as it should. I still haven't tried to start it as I want to let it set with the oil in there and just rot...
by Carl
Fri May 20, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Thanks Paul....This engine ran very good when I last shut it down to work on the body and fix a leaking gas tank, it didn't use any oil and ran very smooth.. I have had this Bronco for almost 40 years now and really would ;like to get it back to where it was, I really like this Bronco. I will try to...
by Carl
Thu May 19, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Seized 302 Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 8274

Seized 302 Engine

I have a 1970 Bronco with the 302 engine. I have not started this engine in the last 5 years due to being tied up with other things. I find now that the engine is seized and will not turn over. Does this mean that the engine is shot or is there another way to free it up ? Will towing it while in gea...
by Carl
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Door Hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

The hinge kit that I have states to drill the center hinge piece with 7/16 for the bushing and drill the bushing hole with 9/32 drill bit for the pin and to drill the two outer hinge piece with 17/64 for the pin. I have all these drill bits and there is no problem with the bushing hole as it is soft...
by Carl
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Door Hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

This seems a little weird but the only drill bit that I could drill this pin with on my drill press was masonry bits. I tried several different makes of bits like titanium and nothing worked. I cannot find the right sizes of these bits to do the job with though I just drilled them out with a smaller...
by Carl
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Door Hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Yesterday I tried to drill the pins out but they are too tough of metal for the bits that I have and I could not drill into them so this ticked me off and I hit it hard and the hinge flew into two pieces. The pin broke on each side of the center section. Now I have three pieces to try to get out. Wh...
by Carl
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Door Hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Thanks Tom......I have tried to punch this pin out and beat it up pretty bad but it doesn't move....I plan to grind the head off and drill both ends out...I have sent 2 e-mails to JBG to see if they would be of any help but did not get an answer. You would think that selling all these classic Bronco...
by Carl
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Door Hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Door Hinge

I have a 1970 Bronco and have ordered a hinge repair kit with new pins and bronze bushings. I took the old hinge off and cannot get the hinge pin out. Is there a trick to doing this. I put it in a vice and tried to punch it out but cannot get it to move.......I have searched for this topic on here b...