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by Puff Daddy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Yep - what those two guys said ^ I run Detroit TruTracs since I mainly street drive mine. I'm really happy with em for my needs . Install and forget and less money than " selectables". Thanks for all the responses. The TruTrac sounds about what I'm looking for. Did you have to upgrade your spline o...
by Puff Daddy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

They were old, and probably the cheapest I could buy 18 years ago, which was the last time I replaced them. (Cracked one in a fender bender. My winch bumper took a beating, but the Pontiac Sunbird was totaled). They're gone now, so I can't tell you for sure. Upgraded to the LEDs...wish I had done it...
by Puff Daddy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

To be honest, I have no complaints regarding my bronco's street handling. I think it handles darn good for a 44 year old truck. I don't do any extreme four wheeling, because I can't afford to fix, nor do I want to put dents in it. It's in good shape, but not cherry by any means. The tires are just 3...
by Puff Daddy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lockers
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Lockers

Anybody have a locker recommendations? I've heard good things about Aussie Lockers.
by Puff Daddy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

It turns out that the problem was the headlamps. Both brights were burned out. I installed a new lamp on one side just to double check my theory this morning and it was confirmed...it worked just fine. Still not sure how it happened. Thanks for all the input. I still learned a lot about trouble shoo...
by Puff Daddy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

A 'circuit tester' will not put a load on the system... your volt meter may say everything is good, but if you run a load on it, poor connections or an 'open' may pop up as a result an inoperative lamp. If you ohm test the headlamp itself, is there continuity between the terminals of the bulb (when...
by Puff Daddy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

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 act...
by Puff Daddy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

Thanks for the advice. I've already checked the floor switch by using a jumper cable on the cannon plug. They didn't work even when the switch was isolated. I also replaced the dash headlight switch for good measure. I'll start doing a good cleaning on the grounds. One thing I don't have that you ju...
by Puff Daddy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

Mine done the samething. I replaced dimmer switch(no luck). Then cleaned all grounds and connections at headlights(stayed on a little longer before going out). Put in new headlight switch(not any better). Bought a new heavyduty headlight switch(napa)2x the money as stock switch, But they haven't go...
by Puff Daddy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

Thanks Paul. I guess I just found my next project.
by Puff Daddy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Headlight problems?
Replies: 34
Views: 24780

Hey, I hate to bring back an old post, but I'm having this problem now. I've read through this, and still don't see any definitive answers.

Anybody have a clear solution to the high beam problem before I start buying parts?
by Puff Daddy
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Problem is solved...I think. I changed the voltage regulator and everything looks normal. We'll see in the morning after it sits long enough to drain...but I'm relatively certain that it is fixed.
by Puff Daddy
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Steel Auxiliary Tank Install
Replies: 25
Views: 16091

I'm glad to see some good has come from this thread, and that you've all been having fun. Paul, what you describes sounds about right. I was going to attach it to one of the upper fittings on the tank, then just cap anything that wasn't used. You know, I completely stalled on this project. Things go...
by Puff Daddy
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Ok, so the alternator is practically new. It's been installed for less than a year. I've replaced the battery cables, the solenoid, and I'll probably replace the voltage regulator. It's been a long time, so I can't remember...is it possible to install a ignition cylinder wrong so that it could in th...
by Puff Daddy
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Where do I check the ignition cylinder, is there a convenient place under the hood to check it, or just under the dash? And tell me more about this beeper. Is it the same as a volt meter?
by Puff Daddy
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Changed the battery and it starts right up. I think that I have a short causing it to drain. I disconnected the battery for now, but does anybody have advice as to how I can find where the short is? Areas to check with a voltmeter, common culprits, etc?
by Puff Daddy
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Update...battery is dead after all. So I guess the question is why does it keep dying. Replaced the solenoid, and battery cables. Just waiting for it to charge enough to start. Charger works fine with new cables.
by Puff Daddy
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Battery Cables bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Battery Cables bad?

Weird problem. Bronco won't start...as if the battery is dead. When I connect a charger to the battery, attaching the clips to the battery cable connectors where they attach to the battery, it says that there is not a good connection. If I disconnect the cables and attach to directly to the battery,...
by Puff Daddy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Steel Auxiliary Tank Install
Replies: 25
Views: 16091

Just to be clear, this doohicky is the tube that is sticking out at the very top of the photo.
by Puff Daddy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Steel Auxiliary Tank Install
Replies: 25
Views: 16091

Definitely not a PO mod, clearly screws into the tank. My feeling is that it is the vent hose that goes to the charcoal canister, but I just wanted to be sure before I get too deep into this. I only take pause because I'm not sure why the 'thingamajig' is required to vent the tank.
by Puff Daddy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Steel Auxiliary Tank Install
Replies: 25
Views: 16091

It was from inside the tank. The hose just sort of disappears up into the truck. I'm not sure what it attaches to. I was hoping you knew so that I would know where to attach the hose on the new tank.
by Puff Daddy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Steel Auxiliary Tank Install
Replies: 25
Views: 16091

Steel Auxiliary Tank Install

In the process of installing a new auxiliary tank. In the process of disconnecting my old tank, I found this probe. Not sure what it is, and therefore I'm not sure where to connect this hose. Does anybody know what this is?
by Puff Daddy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 4 LED side marker lights
Replies: 1
Views: 2896

4 LED side marker lights

Does anybody know who sells them? I see the 2 LED ones on BC which is where I thought I bought the 4 LED ones.
by Puff Daddy
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Motor Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 4870

I guess it's been a long time since I've been on the board. It turned out that both mounts were completely separated. It's all good now.
by Puff Daddy
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Motor Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 4870

Motor Mounts

Is it possible to check the integrity of a engine mount without actually pulling it?
by Puff Daddy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Uncommanded acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

My best - non smartass answer - could it have something to do with the hand throttle cable ? The cable runs down to the top of the gas pedal - and is kind of close to the brake pedal fulcrum. Stan Again, I wish it were that easy. I don't have one of those. It seems like it occurs right as my front ...
by Puff Daddy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Uncommanded acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

oldwinghunter wrote:I would say that your power brake booster has a vacumme leak ....
I have stock drum non-powered brakes.
by Puff Daddy
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Uncommanded acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

Uncommanded acceleration

Recently, as I brake and come to a stop, I get an uncommanded acceleration that only stops if I take my foot off the brake pedal. Has anybody experienced this, or know what may be the cause?
by Puff Daddy
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Under hood storage box
Replies: 7
Views: 8455

Thanks for the response. I've been trying to find a rubber or plastic plug that matches the size.
by Puff Daddy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Under hood storage box
Replies: 7
Views: 8455

At first I didn't think it would be a problem. Unfortunately it rained the next morning, and on the way home from work I had about one inch of water sloshing around the floorboards.

You should be able to see the hole behind the emergency brake.
by Puff Daddy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 1
Views: 2842

Welcome to the bronco community. From the pictures it looks like a nice rig. They all have issues...nothing that can't be fixed with time and money. You've just got to be patient and have a vision. Good luck.
by Puff Daddy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Under hood storage box
Replies: 7
Views: 8455

wesnjusa wrote:I've got one installed. Works for what it is for. Haven't used it in a few years. It doesn't leak rain water or anything. I tend to forget what's in it.
How did you seal the hole in the firewall...where the vent opening was? Also, did you use silicon to seal the top?
by Puff Daddy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Under hood storage box
Replies: 7
Views: 8455

Under hood storage box

Has anybody ever installed one of these?

http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/product/Un ... torage_Box

Tom
by Puff Daddy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

Thanks, that does help. And not to beat a dead horse...regarding whether my axle is centered.... When we refer to the centering of the axle, does that mean centered laterally, or longitudinally. When I replaced my trac bar bushings today, it looked like the bottom bolt where it attaches to the axle,...
by Puff Daddy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

No, I think my question was pretty well answered. I looks like I just need to shop around for tha appropriate Pittman arm. I appreciate all the feedback.
by Puff Daddy
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

Ok, so to show more of my ignorance...do I have to make a deliberate action to uncenter the axle, or is it just something that happens? I've conducted no deliberate action to adjust the centering.
by Puff Daddy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

Stan wrote:I assume your front axle is centered in the frame?
Honestly...I don't know what that means. Aren't they all? If that's the way it comes from the factory, then yes. I certainly never uncentered it...at least on not purpose.
by Puff Daddy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

Yea, I would like to keep this as simple as possible. If I could find a 2.5 drop pitman arm that fits with no modification it would be groovy. It seems like the amount of drop is frequently NOT included in the description, which I find inconvenient. I guess I'm just going to have to call around.
by Puff Daddy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

Ok, so coincidentally, I happen to have a WH 2.5 inch suspension lift on my bronco, which included the drop bracket with the kit. I just did a pitman arm search on the WH website and for a 66-75 bronco (mine is a 73) it turned up Item #1275. The problem is that it doesn't state what the drop is. Wha...
by Puff Daddy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Lift Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 17082

DirtDonk wrote:And frankly, the more time spend on the street, the more I would even recommend a dropped pitman arm and trackbar bracket.
I've looked at pitman arms, but it seems they're all 4 inches. Is that appropriate for a 2.5 inch lift? I do have the drop tracking bar bracket.

Tom