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by Mudgoat
Sun May 23, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Comeing out of storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Comeing out of storage

I'm about to get my Bronco back on the road after a long spell of sitting in the garage trying to come up with the time and money to finish all the little projects that just keep coming up. It's been about 2 years since I parked it and it has not been started or moved during that time. Is there a ch...
by Mudgoat
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Electric locker engagement
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Electric locker engagement

Is anyone running an electric locker in their trucks? How quickly do they engage once you push the button? I'm asking these questions for my dad who just bought a new Dodge Power Wagon. I know this site is about Broncos but does anyone have any experience with this type of locker? It takes the front...
by Mudgoat
Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Pivoting spring perches
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Pivoting spring perches

I have just installed a set of B.C. Broncos rear pivoting spring perches. They seem to really improve the flexability judging by the results of my homemade RTI ramp. The only down side is that now my Bronco sits to high in the rear. I know it says on the B.C. web site that it will add about 2.5in. o...
by Mudgoat
Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Who Sells the Best Lift Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 2520

I'm running the Wild Horses rockcrawler springs also. I have the 5.5in lift in mine with the 11 leaf pack rear with Rancho 9000's on all four corners. It really rides awsome. You can hit wash board ruts at speed and they soak them right up and they flex really well in any offroad condition.
by Mudgoat
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Full Width or Cut'em Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

They are for sure Dana 60's. The front has "60" cast in it and the truck was in fact a camper special. Plus it has those big ass lockouts on it, sweet! My main concern is that I have such good luck following full sized rigs which alot of the time have much bigger tires like 40's or 44's because I'm ...
by Mudgoat
Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Full Width or Cut'em Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Full Width or Cut'em Down?

I came across a screamin' deal on a set of Dana 60's. I'm getting the entire truck for $500. It's a 1978 Ford 3/4 ton with 60's, 205 'case and a tired but still running 460. The first project is to get those 60's under my Bronco. My question is should I narrow them or run them full length? Most of m...
by Mudgoat
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: what axles
Replies: 15
Views: 6020

I've had good luck with Moser Axles. I've gone through 3 or 4 sets of lock-outs and even exploded my Detroit Locker and have yet to replace an axle shaft. If you replace the rear ask about their upgrade special. I went up to a 33 spline shaft for the same price as 31 spline.
by Mudgoat
Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Unleaded Gasoline Only
Replies: 5
Views: 2645

I guess I never would have noticed untill I read this post. To the best of my knowledge my '73 has all original gauges and dash in it and on the bottom of the gauge cluster it has the "unleaded gasoline only" on it. It's possible it may have been changed sometime in it's past, but I doubt it. But it...
by Mudgoat
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Chrome Grill
Replies: 6
Views: 4032

The whole grill is chrome, from where it meets the fenders, all around the headlights (which is a pain the ass to polish), the center section and even the letters. It really stands out in a crowd. I'll work on getting some pictures uploaded soon.
by Mudgoat
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 27
Views: 14821

I know that the motor is "new" but make sure that it is tuned as well. Check the timing to make sure that its not too far advanced which will cause it to run hot as well.
by Mudgoat
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Hard Top Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 3629

Hard Top Storage

Does anybody have a cool, easy, convenient, way to remove and store your hard top? Some sort of lift or winch from the rafters or something other than the old saw horses and 2x4's. If you could post some pics too that would be great. Thanks.....
by Mudgoat
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Carb Backfiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2745

Thanks for all of the help guys!! Although I did not pin point the problem it is running just fine now. I replaced the fuel filter, plugs, wires and cap and rotor. While replacing the plug wires I thought that I felt the distributor move and it did. The hold down bolt was not even finger tight so I ...
by Mudgoat
Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Powder Coated Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Powder Coated Parts

I have a freind that has powder coating equipment and an oven that is big enough to handle two motorcycle frames. Since that is his specialty he is not sure how powder coating would hold up on moving parts. I would like to paint my coils and leaf springs along with lots of the engine components and ...
by Mudgoat
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Chrome Grill
Replies: 6
Views: 4032

Chrome Grill

How rare is it to have a chrome grill? I've been a fan of Broncos for a long time now and I can't remember seeing many with a chrome grill. My '73 happens to have one and it really makes the Bronco look AWSOME!! Was this an option for certain years or certain models? I can't find anything in any of ...
by Mudgoat
Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Rear Seat Belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Rear Seat Belts?

Does anybody know if Broncos had rear seat belts from the factory? I'm making mine more "family freindly" and need the rear belts. I already ordered some new lap belts for the front and was looking for good mounting points for the rear. I'll more than likely just have to drill some holes through the...
by Mudgoat
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: new bulge fenders
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

How much further do they stick out compared regular fenders with flares on them. I'm considering going up a few tire sizes to 42in. Iroks and would like to have some extra coverage to help keep gobbs of earth from filling up my cab.
by Mudgoat
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Bronco t-shirts...ten bucks
Replies: 69
Views: 117490

I think that a second run of these shirts is a must! I must have somehow missed the first few posts about them. After seeing the finished product I'm sure there will be plenty of interest in them to make more of them worth your while. Anyone that has an interest in ordering one of these shirts shoul...
by Mudgoat
Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Coil and Leaf Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

I've had good luck with Wild Horses springs, but with my Bronco it lives off-road only and without a top or doors and just basic off-road equipment I'm not putting much of a load on them. Their rock crawler model of springs flex well and I have not noticed any sag yet. When you do order new leafs be...
by Mudgoat
Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: spitting and sputtering under acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

I would start with a basic tune-up. I just went through the same thing with mine and tried a new cap and rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter, air cleaner and that combination of new parts had it up and running just fine. Maybe even try pouring some fuel system cleaner in your tank also. Good Luck....
by Mudgoat
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Two Mufflers Or One
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Two Mufflers Or One

I just finished up an engine swap, put in a built 351-W with headers and have a question on what type of exhaust to run on it. The exhaust that I have now will bolt right up but the burned out Summit Turbos are about due for a change. I was wondering if replacing them with twin Flowmasters for a tru...
by Mudgoat
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Water Proofing a Starter
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Water Proofing a Starter

Does anybody have a good way to water proof/mud proof your starter. Does a starter need to be vented in some way or can you silicone the hell out of it and plug all the holes in it. I've been getting the best quality starters that Auto Zone offers but I have already replaced 4 this year allready. I ...
by Mudgoat
Tue May 31, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Radiator Relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Radiator Relocation

Living the mid-west I do alot of mudding and compete in local mud bogs. I'm wondering if any of you have moved your radiator into the bed area of your Broncos? What would you suggest I use for tubeing, like exhaust tubeing, roll cage tubeing or some sort of radiator type hose? My problem is that I k...
by Mudgoat
Wed May 25, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Carb Backfiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2745

Carb Backfiring

I just picked up a 69 Bronco with a 351W, C-4 and of course a very rusted out body. The motor seems healthy, idles good, no smoke, sounds o.k. with no rattles or knocks. The only problem is that it backfires through the carb when I try to take off hard, or in park going from idle to wide open thrott...
by Mudgoat
Wed May 25, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: c-4 transmission help please.
Replies: 3
Views: 968

I had the same problem once and used a cheap fix. I don't know how correct it was but I put a washer behind the two starter bolts to shim it out a little bit. It's a pain to do, but I cut a notch in each washer and then slid them behind the starter after I got the bolts started. It worker for me so ...
by Mudgoat
Wed May 25, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: When is a Nut a Sert - Nutserts for your hard top
Replies: 19
Views: 70520

Did you have a problem with dimpeling or low spots after the nutserts were tightened or have any gaps in the top-to-body seal?
by Mudgoat
Sun May 22, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: New Seats Almost Finished
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

I'm with your wife on the speakers. They look O.K. but maybe try some stainless or aluminium maybe diamond plate.
by Mudgoat
Tue May 17, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Transmition issues also
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

O.K, O.K, I KNOW IT'S "TRANSMISSION" NOT "TRANSMITION" SO TRY TO KEEP YOUR SHOTS TO YOURSELF, :happyfinger: BUT I AM ALWAYS OPEN TO CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM. :guns:
by Mudgoat
Tue May 17, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Transmition issues also
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Transmition issues also

Just today I buttoned up my 302-to-351W swap, and after I got it started and worked on the timing it was time for a test spin around the back 40. The problem with that is when I put it in gear NOTHING HAPPENED! During the swap I did not pull the trany out, only slid it back enough to set the motor i...
by Mudgoat
Sun May 08, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Carb Input Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

I was running a 302 with a 670cfm Holley Truck Avenger carb and have nothing but good things to say about it. After I swapped in a built 351W into my Bronco the carb really was in it's groove, it was a little too much carb for the 302 but it was the smallest cfm available at that time. I have rolled...
by Mudgoat
Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Head liner help
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Head liner help

I have a newly restored '73 that is minus a head liner. I'm just wondering if anyone has a cool idea for one since it's pretty much a clean slate and a stock replacement would seem out of place or to plane. The Bronco has 8in. of total lift and sits on 38's so when you walk up to it and look into th...
by Mudgoat
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: TOP TEN EB Modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 5102

Top 10 upgrades

Living in the mid-west my upgrades are geared more for the type of terrain we run around here. Since there are no rocks in the area and hardly even a hill, most of my upgrades are geared towards mud and rutted up trails through the woods. These are the upgrades that I have found to be the most pract...
by Mudgoat
Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 302 to 351w Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

302 to 351w Swap

I have already swapped one engine out of my '66 (the original 6cyl) for a 302. But you know how it is, things just have to keep growing like tire size, I'm now up to 38.5's, and now it's the engines turn again. I'm swapping in a BUILT 351W and I'm wondering how this will bolt-up to what I have. I'ts...