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by DirtDonk
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Overnight battery drain
Replies: 4
Views: 423

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: 539

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: 360

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: 360

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: 25
Views: 15775

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: 25
Views: 15775

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: 1082

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: 2012

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: 24249

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: 2012

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: 2012

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: 24249

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: 24249

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: 24249

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: 1232

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: 1957

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: 5
Views: 2294

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: 5
Views: 2294

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: 6
Views: 5548

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: 1957

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: 2
Views: 1244

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: 2
Views: 1244

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: 3856

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

Paul
by DirtDonk
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 1977 Sport Nearly stock is bucking/hesitating at low rpm
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Exactly. My '71 was in the 18-21 range as well. A good healthy stockish engine should have at least 16 but be more towards 20 unless there really is a combustion issue, or weak cylinders and bad compression, or bad ignition timing. Which are all "combustion issues" anyway. Even your '77 with lower c...
by DirtDonk
Tue May 30, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 1977 Sport Nearly stock is bucking/hesitating at low rpm
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Also the new muffler might be breathing a little too much for a '77 rig. Not just a Bronco thing, the manufacturers were falling all over themselves jetting things as lean as they could get and making the ignitions perform as good as they could to ignite the harder-to-burn lean mixtures. Opening up ...
by DirtDonk
Tue May 30, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: First Build
Replies: 14
Views: 8500

"That's the fack Jack!" Yeah, four-wheeling and utilitarian use are not in the cards for most EB's purchased in the last couple of years. A buddy's '73 that we finished building a year or two ago was an odd duck. It had the oddball DSO and the unmistakable Poppy Red lower and Wimbledon White upper o...
by DirtDonk
Mon May 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: First Build
Replies: 14
Views: 8500

Hey Stan. It was always my understanding that it was a '73 and up kind of thing, with the Explorer package coming out in '72 and running for just a couple/three years. Good question though. I'll have to ask a few others to be sure, but for now I'm saying '73 (late '72 maybe) and sticking to it. I kn...
by DirtDonk
Sun May 28, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: First Build
Replies: 14
Views: 8500

Hey ReyO. Welcome too. Hmm, wonder what ever happened to Brandon? Glad you brought this back up. Looks like it's risen from the ashes a couple of times now. We didn't succeed in giving him much to go on, but guess we were sort of just getting the discussion started and it stalled out. Oh well. Maybe...
by DirtDonk
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Extended radius arms
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Well all the 1-ton setups roll to a certain extent. And the older (and looser) they get, the more the tendency to roll. Are you able to get someone to rack the wheel back and forth while you watch to see what else might be going on? Mild wandering is often a loose trackbar as well, so doing that tes...
by DirtDonk
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Extended radius arms
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Yeah, you have to watch it while it's doing it to determine just how much it's rolling. But it's a virtual guarantee that it is to at least a certain degree. Lots of things show their weaknesses when stuck between the weight of the tires on the ground with the weight of the Bronco on top of them and...
by DirtDonk
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 1966 Bronco
Replies: 2
Views: 1802

I've never heard of anyone knowing just how many Pony Interiors were installed. So that's interesting info right there! Where is this guy from? But yes, any EB with an original Pony interior would be somewhat rare. I'm not aware of any search engine for '66 models. Even Marti reports don't exist for...
by DirtDonk
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Extended radius arms
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Definitely like to see pics Stan. Even if you've got it all dialed in, it's nice for us to see just in case something off to the side is off to our eyes. And how long ago did the bearings get changed/adjusted? Did you do it per factory spec, or per youtube video or other online source? Many variatio...
by DirtDonk
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 1974 engine colors
Replies: 1
Views: 1709

Hey Oilux, sorry about being ignored! For some reason your post was never highlighted in red like they do when it's not been viewed by the user yet. Just happened to realize there was a question I hadn't seen and opened it up. Anyway, did you get your answers? Yes, the original engine color would ha...
by DirtDonk
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Extended radius arms
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Yes, some are running them for that reason, but it's an expensive way to gain 4 degrees of caster, so most do not use them just for this unless they want some additional wheel travel anyway. The main issue with adding even more caster through twisting the axle is that most EB's are dangerously close...
by DirtDonk
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Sounds good. Make sure to post up some pics when you're done. We like pics around here in general anyway, but whenever someone does one of the hard jobs to make their EB look really good, pics are even better!

Paul
by DirtDonk
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Well that sucks Ralph. Especially since you're able to save shipping on these rather sizeable parts too. Do you think it was really the part's manufacture itself, or could it have been shipping and storage that got to an otherwise good part? Either way, we have not had any complaints about that same...
by DirtDonk
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Advice on Oil/Filter for 74/302/efi
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

I'm not sure every flat-tappet cam equipped engine will need it for certain, but I don't like taking a chance with the low-zinc component oils anymore. Just too many stories of wiped out cams even long after break-in. So yes, any oil you want, as long as it says specifically high-zinc content or spe...
by DirtDonk
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How to fit 5 without a Bench?
Replies: 25
Views: 15775

Yep, very cool.
Can you tell how well anchored the shoulder belts are done? Not much structure up there on a stock top, but looks like they would have taken that into account and reinforced the area.

Paul
by DirtDonk
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: The Glove Box
Topic: Moab '99...The Bronco Way
Replies: 4
Views: 18513

Lots of reasons to visit Moab! The Bronco Safari is a blast. I haven't been able to attend in a long time, but it's well worth the effort to get there.
Where are you located (generally) PacifiQ?

Paul
by DirtDonk
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How to fit 5 without a Bench?
Replies: 25
Views: 15775

Yes they do! Thanks for posting those up Olilux. Appreciate the follow up and glad you dug up this thread. I like how that company was thinking, what with the larger side windows as well! Very clever. We've talked about that a few times over the years, but it wasn't such a big deal that anyone made ...