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by BroncoJim
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

69brightbluebronco wrote:did they check the road force on the tires? this is different then balance.
No. What is that?
by BroncoJim
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

Did you try some of the stuff the "147 year old guy" mentioned ? No, not yet. My daily driver has been down as well so I have been dealing with that. I can't swap the wheels front to back due to the tie rod rubbing on the rear rims. These are old aluminum slot mags. Would a bent rim show up when th...
by BroncoJim
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

Picked it up from the alignment shop on Saturday. The Tech assured me the tires were balanced to zero. It is better but there is a distinct vibration at around 33 mph. At freeway speeds it gets worse as you nudge towards 65.
Not sure where to go from here.
by BroncoJim
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 347 ci stroker - torque
Replies: 6
Views: 5954

Why not the tried and true 351W?
by BroncoJim
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

I may have figured this out. The alignment place that re-balanced the tires put the weights too much inboard and they were wiped out by the brake caliper. http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii181/luvmyGPz/1976%20Bronco/CD099489-C4C3-4698-84A4-5CC5EF95FA01_zpsrqtcbj9k.jpg I am going to take it back t...
by BroncoJim
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

Tom Dummer wrote:I wouldn't go after driveline balance until after all the U-joints have been checked and/ or replaced.,
yeah, I was thinking while it was out anyway. Probably why all my projects snowball out of control :D
by BroncoJim
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

clean off a spot on the bench barely big enough for the driveline. Oh, wait, that my garage. LOl That's my garage too. I just noticed it right after I had the tires swapped which led me to believe it was in the balancing. But I had all four re-balanced at a reputable shop. I'll yank the driveshaft ...
by BroncoJim
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

I crawled underneath and checked for looseness or clunking. No good?
Would u-joints show up as a vibration at only certian speeds? It begins at 30-33 and lessens at higher speed but never completely goes away.
These U-joints are probably 15 yrs old with about 60K on them.
by BroncoJim
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Vibration at certian speeds
Replies: 23
Views: 18444

Vibration at certian speeds

Hey Gang,
I picked up a bad vibration at 33 mph and at freeway speeds. I had the balance checked on the wheels and they are fine. The u-joints seem OK and it it does not vibrate at idle or at speeds below 30 MPH. What could be causing this?
TIA,
Jim
by BroncoJim
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Outside tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 9001

Great information Paul thanks.

Where can I find these components? Do I need the collars and the shims or is it a choice?
by BroncoJim
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Outside tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 9001

Honestly I had no idea toe-in could effect tire wear. I thought it was camber and the Broncos were un-adjustable due to the straight front axle. Shows how much I know. I don't think I have ever had it aligned but I did set the toe myself when I re-did the suspension. It looks like I need to have it ...
by BroncoJim
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Alt belt squealing
Replies: 16
Views: 15199

Beings you are in Atlanta you might check to see if you have an East Coast Crank Pulley. One of the first "smog requirements" that the epa had was that vehicles west of the Mississippi had to turn counter clockwise, ie the same direction as the North Pacific Gyr (center of the ocean currents). The ...
by BroncoJim
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Alt belt squealing
Replies: 16
Views: 15199

Drove it home in the rain last night and it only squealed at start -up. I may have cured it for now but I think I will follow Paul's advice and check my pulleys and give them a good cleaning. I will have the front end apart next weekend for a PS pump upgrade so it will be a good time to clean and in...
by BroncoJim
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Outside tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 9001

Outside tire wear

Hello everyone, I am looking at replacing the front tires on my '76 again. They are wearing on the outside edge. I've had this problem ever since I gave it it's first 2 1/2" lift 25 yrs ago. Is there anyway to keep this from happeneing? Right now it has a newer BC Broncos 2 1/2" lift. The trac bar i...
by BroncoJim
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Alt belt squealing
Replies: 16
Views: 15199

I tightened it up last night and sprayed belt dressing on it. It seems to help now but I am sure it will come back. And yes,. it is a new belt. A double pulley would be a good solution but how would that work with the stock setup? I am just running the PS and the alt. How about using a slightly larg...
by BroncoJim
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Alt belt squealing
Replies: 16
Views: 15199

Alt belt squealing

This is driving me crazy. I have a 351W with the 3G alternator. I cannot for the life of me get the alt belt to stop squealing. I've tightened it to the point of bearing damage and it still squeaks, especially when it is wet outside. This morning it squealed for 8 miles before it quited down and I c...
by BroncoJim
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

It's actually quite simple. Remove the old brackets and install the xplorer stuff. The explorer power steering pump works great in place of the old 302 stuff. If you don't have body lift you'll need to lower the reservoir but that is easy too. Just drill some holes in the bracket and remount the re...
by BroncoJim
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

Do you have all the parts yet? What year engine you putting the stuff on? I put the Explorer stuff on a 1990 5.8. If you need some help feel free to ask me here or in a PM. nah, I am at the research stage. I need to hit the junkyardsto get everything I need. Oh, and I think the 351W is a 1974. Than...
by BroncoJim
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

bbronko wrote:You will like it. I did it to my 351/5.8 . I wish I did it sooner.
It is a lot more complicated than I thought.
by BroncoJim
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

Perfect! Thanks!
by BroncoJim
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

Adding serpentine set-up to a 351W

Hey gang, I am sick of the v belts on my 351W. I have to run the alt belt so tight due to the 3G it destroyed my water pump bearings. What is the cheapest way to add a serpentine front end? I recall the explorer was the hot set up but what exactly should I grab? I was considering buying a complete e...
by BroncoJim
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 3G going bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 4883

Thanks Shawn, I checked the alternator and belts. The belt was a little loose and worn so I may just try replacing the belt. I have v belts still and I have to keep it pretty tight to avoid slipping. I think when it is not squealing it is charging properly However I noticed my water pump bearing is ...
by BroncoJim
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 3G going bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 4883

Is it sporadic when they start to go? I came home this afternoon and got 14.5V most of the way home and 13+ with the lights on. Occasionly it would drop down to 12V but it mostly worked like it always had. I am going to check my belts.
by BroncoJim
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 3G going bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 4883

3G going bad?

Hey Gang, I have had a 3G installed for a few years now. Besides from a squealing belt now and again it has been trouble free. This morning however, on the way to work, it was not charging like it usually is. When I turned the lights off (engine running) it goes back to 14V. With the lights on it go...
by BroncoJim
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: 76 master Cylinder port sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 7929

The one I bought from autozone had the big hole and the little hole where they needed to be but they were too large. When I went and talked to AutoZone about it they told me that sometimes when they rebuild them they will take the port sizes one size over. I responded that this is supposed to be new...
by BroncoJim
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: 76 master Cylinder port sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 7929

Thanks Stan, I know I can get an adapter but I shouldn't have to.
by BroncoJim
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: 76 master Cylinder port sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 7929

76 master Cylinder port sizes

Another day another hassle... I bought a new stock MC for my Bronco. I cleaned it and cleacoated it, bench bled it and when I went to bolt it on I found the port sizes were incorrect. The new ones are too big. I recall this happening before the last time I swapped out the master cylinder (10+ years ...
by BroncoJim
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: rear leaf install
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

I found it on their competitors web site. Double goes to the front.
by BroncoJim
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: rear leaf install
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

rear leaf install

Hey quick question: Which end of the leaf spring goes to the front the single wrap or the double wrap? I am replacing stock springs which are single wrapped at both ends. These are BC Broncos 2.5 leaf springs if that matters.
Thanks
by BroncoJim
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: C Bushing Install
Replies: 5
Views: 5714

Ok Got it all together and the axle is nice and level. The bushings are still squishing out to the sides though. Weird. When I took it all apart to re-install they didn't seem to be damaged at all. My 20 yr old Duffs bushings were cracked on the sides but never bulged out. A couple of notes: Check a...
by BroncoJim
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: C Bushing Install
Replies: 5
Views: 5714

Thanks Scott, You were right. I had the driver's side rear upside down.
Duh.
by BroncoJim
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: C Bushing Install
Replies: 5
Views: 5714

C Bushing Install

Hey gang, I am installing a BC broncos 2 1/2 lift kit. I am replacing the old Duffs suspension I put in 20 plus years ago. Although I put that suspension in in the street in front of our long beach duplex I seem to be having more trouble this time even though I am in a pretty well equiped shop. Here...
by BroncoJim
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wiper blade refills
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

Wiper blade refills

Man, I can't find those anywhere! I even tried Napa and no go. Is it time for the Cherokee upgrade? It does not look like it is ever going to stop raining so I think I should replace them asap.
Any ideas?
TIA,
Jim
by BroncoJim
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Daily Drivers, Who realy does drive their Bronco daily????
Replies: 34
Views: 13788

I drive my '76 when it rains or when my '65 Mustang is broken/being upgraded. I have been doing this for three years. I've learned a couple of things: Following distance is your friend. You can't stop as quickly as a new car and quick manuevers can get you in trouble. You spend more time in the slow...
by BroncoJim
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Girls Bronco T shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

The wild horses shirt was perfect. Thanks.
And since I had to pay for shipping anyway I bought the upgraded lights wiring harness for me!
Jim
by BroncoJim
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Girls Bronco T shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Girls Bronco T shirt

Hey Gang,
My 12 yr old daughter wants a Bronco t shirt for Christmas. So far, at the usual vendor sites I can only find mens shirts or kids 10-12. I think a womens size small would work. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Jim
by BroncoJim
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Stuck rear brake drum
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

Got it.
I had to pry from the back a little bit at a time while turning the drum. Eventually it popped off.
I'll be getting new drums...
Thanks everyone for the help...
by BroncoJim
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Stuck rear brake drum
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

I've done the penetrating oil thing a few times in the last week. Still has not budged. The adjusters are all the way closed and the drum turns freely. Like I said, weird... I will bang on it some more tonight. I may try trying to get the keepers to release from the rear. I'll see it that works... T...
by BroncoJim
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Stuck rear brake drum
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

Still stuck on there. This is unbelievable. I just had these off this year and I don't really drive it very much so I can't see why this would be stuck. Crazy.
What about heat?
by BroncoJim
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Stuck rear brake drum
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

Stuck rear brake drum

I am trying to diagnose a brake problem and I cannot get the right rear brake drum off. I have backed the adjuster off all the way and tapped around the outside with a 2 lb. dead blow and a 5 lb. sledge and nothing. Does anyone have any tricks to getting these things off? This has never happened bef...