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by Viperwolf1
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Sloppy power steering box
Replies: 74
Views: 67908

I vote for bad ball joints.
by Viperwolf1
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Bad vibrations on 5.0L EFI swap
Replies: 2
Views: 3199

There is no clocking of the flywheel. It can only go on 1 way.

Balancer needs the same balance as the crankshaft and flywheel. '81 and later 302 used a 50 oz-in balance. Earlier ones were 28 oz-in.
by Viperwolf1
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: body and paintwork finally done
Replies: 4
Views: 4978

Very cool. You'll have to post some pics of that.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: ranger stripe kits?
Replies: 1
Views: 2934

Contact Broncitis at classicbroncos.com.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: body and paintwork finally done
Replies: 4
Views: 4978

Looks very nice but how are you going to put fuel in it?
by Viperwolf1
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Replace/repair alternator?
Replies: 10
Views: 7708

I want a second opinion on voltage readings from a different voltmeter. Everything looks normal with the exception that the voltage readings are all about 1 volt low. You should notice cranking problems with the battery at just 12V.
by Viperwolf1
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 72 302 timing questionand NP 435 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 5768

Bill,

The front park lights should be on in either the PARK or HEADLIGHT position of the switch on a '72. The '66-'68 or '69 front park lights went off when the headlights were on. You might want to check out the light grounds at the core support.

Lots of good Bronco folks here in CO.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 3Speed to C4 Automatic swap
Replies: 3
Views: 6761

Most manual trans starters are different than auto trans starters. Difference is in the length the pinion gear extends into the bellhousing area. Read this: http://www.bcbroncos.com/ford%20starters.pdf Late model PMGR starters are nice. '87 302 will have 50 oz-in balance. Get a 164 tooth flexplate f...
by Viperwolf1
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Dash instument lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Used is the only choice, so far.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 3Speed to C4 Automatic swap
Replies: 3
Views: 6761

Here are the basics. 1) Remove starter and everything from the crankshaft back. 2) Remove pilot bearing. 3) Remove clutch linkage and pedal. 4) Install auto blockplate and flexplate. 5) Install C4/D20. 6) Figure out a way to shift it. 7) Wire in reverse lights/neutral safety switch. 8) Hook up the k...
by Viperwolf1
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: What is this thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 6007

The instrument voltage regultor powers the temp, oil and fuel gauges. The ammeter is inductive. The speedo is mechanical.
by Viperwolf1
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Slippage
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

Check the intermediate band adjustment. That is your 2nd gear. Loosen the locknut, turn the stud in until it seats, turn it out 1 1/2 turns, tighten locknut. This is the adjustment at the front of the trans.
by Viperwolf1
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: turn signals
Replies: 2
Views: 3784

Bad ground at the right front turn signal bucket.
by Viperwolf1
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Gremlins
Replies: 24
Views: 15758

12.5V at the posts is pretty low actually. Have the battery load tested. I bet it fails.
by Viperwolf1
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Gremlins
Replies: 24
Views: 15758

It means its putting out as many amps as it can for some reason. Battery could be bad, regulator could be bad, output cable could be shorted to ground, etc. Measure voltage at battery before and after starting to get an idea of what's happening.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Backup light switch part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Sounds like a job for the cutoff wheel.
by Viperwolf1
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 8338

Bad turn signal switch.
by Viperwolf1
Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: When "loan me a buck " meant more
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

The 16" wheels and tires were a good deal too.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: torque specs
Replies: 3
Views: 5023

This will cover 99% of the bolts.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 18
Views: 14337

:lol: so lets see ; then that formula would be 190mph=ballastic coeficient of a brick X Butt loads of HP . :) Strickly looking at only the daily driver/highway/OD aspect ; 33"s and 4:11 s would be a good combo with the overdrive . So maybe just rethink the tire size if you want the AOD ? Stan 35's,...
by Viperwolf1
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 18
Views: 14337

im going to have the trans rebuilt and beefed up. cant you change the ratios and crap inside the trans? Haha i have no clue about that kind of stuff. Not really. You can use 4R70W gears but that only changes the OD ratio from .67 to .7 to one. Right off the bat that reduces your drivetrain torque b...
by Viperwolf1
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 18
Views: 14337

724x4bronco wrote:ya i have the factory 4.11's. so hopefully those should turn those 35's no problem
Good luck. I hope you have monster torque at 1600 rpm or you're not gonna like OD.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 18
Views: 14337

4.88 minimum with 33's and AOD. Bigger tires will need more gearing.
by Viperwolf1
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 69 Dana 44 axle is not centered
Replies: 7
Views: 4946

Longer track bar, drop (or riser) bracket or less lift.
by Viperwolf1
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Rear sway bar for 1972 Bronco?
Replies: 2
Views: 2428

Aftermarket.
by Viperwolf1
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 1970 original gas guage
Replies: 11
Views: 9249

Bad ground on IVR will make the gauge read high. They all have rust under the IVR.
by Viperwolf1
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlights not working
Replies: 5
Views: 4647

ELI wrote:...with the IVR disconnected, should there be 12v on the ignition wire?
Again, two unrelated things. 12V on ignition wire to coil+ any time key is on and points are open.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlights not working
Replies: 5
Views: 4647

Headlight power has nothing to do with IVR. See if park lights work. If they do the headlight sw is getting power. Check dimmer switch too. Sometimes they go bad.
by Viperwolf1
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Cannot get the turn indicator unit/square bolts to bite and seat the shift column
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Make sure the shift tube is seated all the way down.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Vacuum
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Just use the port in the center. Plug the rear/side one. 8 BTDC is a good starting point for the timing. If it doesn't ping you can take it up a couple degrees and try it again.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Correct door panels for a 72 Sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Mylar top, parchment vinyl on the bottom.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Vacuum
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Depends. What are you using now? Points? Duraspark is cheap, effective and probably the most reliable.

You can just buy a single port vac canister.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Vacuum
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

I assume you going to a distributor with a single vac port on the can. Most engines respond better to ported vacuum (no vac at idle) at the advance port. Plug the other port.
by Viperwolf1
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: 1972 power steering cooler mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 3974

The cooler has a bracket and it mounts behind the pump.
by Viperwolf1
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: spare tire latch backing plate
Replies: 14
Views: 7633

3 words-magnet ona stick
by Viperwolf1
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 1970 original gas guage
Replies: 11
Views: 9249

No, it's a fluctuating DC due to the action of the instrument voltage regulator. No, it isn't a dead short to ground because the resistance of the fuel gauge limits the current. This will help because it will tell you if the problem is in the circuit prior to the point of the ground or after the poi...
by Viperwolf1
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 1970 original gas guage
Replies: 11
Views: 9249

Ground the orange sender wire directly and see what the gauge says. If it reads full the problem is at the sender or ground.
by Viperwolf1
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Grant wheel and turn indicator reset rollpin
Replies: 10
Views: 7464

As I recall I might have had to cut the little piece of the lobe off that sticks up in the pic. It was a long time ago.
by Viperwolf1
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Grant wheel and turn indicator reset rollpin
Replies: 10
Views: 7464

Pull the cam off the original steering wheel and put it on the grant adapter. Problem solved.