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by SHAWN
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Alternator?.......Fan Belt?.........Alternator?
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

I have got the same problem with my gauge, does it intermittently even after it is warm. Mine also didn't start acting up until I replaced my alternator about five years ago. At the same time I did install a yellow top Optima. I have replaced the voltage regulator with no change and have since repla...
by SHAWN
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: WIPER DEFROSTERS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Thanks for the heads up on somewhere to look.
by SHAWN
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: WIPER DEFROSTERS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Well yah I could do that, if it bothered me when it was parked. During snow runs (guess I mean ice runs) in the mountains, sure you know the routine; driving in the snow or freezing rain, snow starts to build up and get packed between the wiper blade and top of windshield, defroster can't keep up, n...
by SHAWN
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: WIPER DEFROSTERS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

WIPER DEFROSTERS?

Has anyone tried to put a couple window defroster grids on the inside of the windshield behind the wiper blades? Newer vehicles have them, think it would be a great addition. Keeping the ice of the top of the windshield and wiper blades are a real pain, even though it's just a temporary problem a fe...
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

Thanx for the input. This is my daily driver. While I would like it to flex like crazy, I would like solid streetability. Looks like I'll look more into the longer arms.
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

Well, how's the strength? If you take a solid (but slow) hit at the bearing can it handle it? Can the install be done without removing the housing? When I first saw the WAH it was advertised for $200, I think it's $400 now. Looking for best bang for the buck, just weighing my options. Also have thou...
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: skulls and wrenches?
Replies: 26
Views: 11769

I'm sure some people need BFH's or hacksaws intstead of wrenches.
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: We need some more smilies
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

----(==(:> , I think your opossum just got ran over by a bogger.
by SHAWN
Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wiper Motor Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Sure you've solved this one already. And with replacing the switch (and wiring I would guess), you have answered your own question. nothing left but the motor. Wiper motors have a switch inside called a park switch. Switch in motor is what tells it when to stop turning so the arms 'park' in the prop...
by SHAWN
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: BODY LIFT SUGG?
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Thanks, guess I thought top of the tank was against the floor. What size rims do you run and what is the offset? I've ran 10" in the past and liked how it looked by widening the track but went back to 8's because I got tired of cleaning mud and sticks out of the beads after every trip, plus I think ...
by SHAWN
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: BODY LIFT SUGG?
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

BODY LIFT SUGG?

Looking into a 2" body lift, I think. 1" too little, 3" too much. I know the basic changes that need to be made; shroud, throttle linkage, clutch rod, bigger hole for twin sticks, already have flaming river slip shaft and joints, master cylinder lines, and possible wiring relocations. My question is...
by SHAWN
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Bronco Fix Announcements
Topic: CHRISTMAS TREE HUNT DEC 3 ESTACADA, OR
Replies: 8
Views: 11450

Do you need a permit to bag a live tree?
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: proper way to bleed barkes
Replies: 14
Views: 6293

Have you had a chance to bleed them, pedal feel any better? There are a couple of other factors that could cause a low or soft pedal besides air in the system.
by SHAWN
Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 3G alternator?
Replies: 19
Views: 17655

Guess it wasn't such a stupid question afterall. Thanks for all the input.
by SHAWN
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 3G alternator?
Replies: 19
Views: 17655

3G alternator?

It's time to upgrade to a new alternator. Please excuse my lack of knowledge- what is a 3G alternator? I've seen them advertised by WH and have been seeing them as mods people have done to there rigs. Comments like, "stock 3G off a" sumpthin or uther Ford make it sound as if it came stock on somethi...
by SHAWN
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

Warn also makes a full floater rear kit for the 9", I'm sure that would take care of any rear bearing 'beef' questions.
by SHAWN
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: proper way to bleed barkes
Replies: 14
Views: 6293

Wow, no reply's yet? I'm sure you have bled your brakes by now, but if you would still like to know what to do with that pin while bleeding the brakes here goes. The pin is to be pulled and held out while bleeding the system on a Bronco. There are tools made for this that looks like a 'U' that is sp...
by SHAWN
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

WOW, did you really get up 7-up unassisted? I've never even tried, very high pucker factor just watching long wheel based rigs! Bandit, Duffs upset me a few times years ago. My favorite was last year when I wanted front degree bushings that would help correct caster on a 5.5" lift, they said "Whoa! ...
by SHAWN
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

Flex looks great! How long of arms did you make? Do you get any front end bounce while front tires slip climbing steep rock? Have seen it in TJ's with extended arms (realy hampers climbing ability), are EB's prone to this after extending the arms?
by SHAWN
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

I am now running Wild Horses 5.5 rock crawlers, and before that it was Tom's 3.5 long travel, and before that it was Duff's 2.5 (I think). Have you ran the Wild horses coils and if so, do your Cage springs give a lot more flex? K, so if I went with the Duff arms, are they cheaper than the Cage ones?...
by SHAWN
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: AXLE BEARING FAILURE
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Are the tappered bearings lubed by the axle fluid or do you pack them with grease? Also, are tapered bearings available for small bearing housings? I'm guessing the failure was caused by heat, very long freeway drive. I would think that the axle lube would keep things much cooler than the sealed bea...
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

WRISTED AXLE HOUSING?

Has anyone tried BC Bronco's wristed axle housing? Would like to free up front end but don't care for the soft front end feel of extended radius arms, nor have I actually seen a wristed arm personally in action.
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Dead fuel and temp guage
Replies: 17
Views: 8374

oops, an open circuit does not have a measurable amount of resistance (sorry typo)
Beer bad, Whiskey good :D
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Dead fuel and temp guage
Replies: 17
Views: 8374

oops, an open circuit does not have a measurable amount of resistance (sorry typo)
Beer bad, Whiskey good :D
by SHAWN
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: AXLE BEARING FAILURE
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Small bearings are 2.835" and the large one's are 3.150".
by SHAWN
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: AXLE BEARING FAILURE
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

My bearings were sealed units. Would love to go to 35 spline myself but $$$ is better spent elswhere on truck for now. A question I would have is with the bigger the axleshaft, the smaller the bearing to fit in the axle? Yes can't argue with strength of axle but are the bearing issues still there?
by SHAWN
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: AXLE BEARING FAILURE
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

AXLE BEARING FAILURE

Has any one lost both rear axle bearings at this same time? Had rig for ten years, replaced one side axle/bearing about five years ago so I'm sure parts are not from the same vendor. Here is the deal, drove to the Rubicon (about 800 miles), ran the 'con, ran Barrett lake trail and on the way back to...
by SHAWN
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Dead fuel and temp guage
Replies: 17
Views: 8374

Been there, broke that, got the T-shirt. Quick test for temp sender; ground sending unit wire to block, if gauge pegs the wiring and gauge are good. Same thing with the fuel level sending units, ground the wire at the sender and if gauge pegs its the sender. The instrument cluster voltage regulator ...
by SHAWN
Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Now I'm really confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Bandit, I work for a Dodge dealership and my wife works as parts manager of a J**p dealer (very good deal on new 4500 otherwise would not have happenend). I love my MTR's and almost everyone I wheel with also run them and they agree that they are the best all around, good wearing tire we know of. Ba...
by SHAWN
Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Now I'm really confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Bandit, Im running 35" MTR's so they're really more like 34's. Anyway, my rig is my daily driver and when I switched from 3.55 to 4.56 it ran great. It ran great that is until I was needing to drive on the freeway (which I do to and from work every day). On the freeway it ran about 3000 rpm which wa...
by SHAWN
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Now I'm really confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

One way you could check to see how much mech advance you are getting is by unhooking the vacuum to the dist and running up the rpm's (be sure to plug the vacuum line). If your timing does not come off of base timing it is not working. Vacuum advance should always come in first, when you stab the thr...
by SHAWN
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Now I'm really confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

The vacuum advance comes in first and then the mechanical advance
adds to it. So they work indepedantly but together, makes sense right?When you add the vacuum advance and mechanical advance together
that gives you your total advance.
by SHAWN
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: More Confusion?
Replies: 1
Views: 912

The 'ported' vacuum port on the carb does not have vacuum at it at an
idle, this is normal. The vacuum increases at this port during acceleration
and when it is hooked up to your dist, it gives it 'advance'.
by SHAWN
Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Bronco Fix Announcements
Topic: OREGON TRAILS CLOSED.
Replies: 15
Views: 17409

Could you give me some info on the St. Helens mud run? Is it just a big mud fest like Foster lake, or are there trails and hill climbs?
by SHAWN
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Bronco Fix Announcements
Topic: OREGON TRAILS CLOSED.
Replies: 15
Views: 17409

Tom Dummer, I was told that Rocky Uphill was closed by Dave Norwood
and Gary Hurge, members of the JollyJeepers that were working on
the cleen-up the week before. I heard they made the upper section quite
abit more challenging by adding large rocks.
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel gauge is inaccurate.
Replies: 12
Views: 7660

SaddleUp, thanx for your reply. I just went out to inspect for said adjusting scew. The only thing that looks at all adjustable is a small threaded stud with a smashed end like the end of a flad blade screwdriver (technically speaking). This threaded 'post' is coming out of the same side of the volt...
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Bronco Fix Announcements
Topic: OREGON TRAILS CLOSED.
Replies: 15
Views: 17409

To get to the Crushers you need to get to the top of the top section of Firebreak Five and enter the top and go down. The top section of Firebreak has been closed for some time from entry from the bottom. Cedar Tree is a tral that just opened up this last summer, don't know if it's closed now, nice ...
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel gauge is inaccurate.
Replies: 12
Views: 7660

AMP gauge reads properly other that intermittently bouncing around (don't know what that's about either, had charging system on a lab scobe and voltage was smooth), oil pressure reading good, engine coolant temp also does read low (have never tried to diag that problem). I am not sure about the adju...
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel gauge is inaccurate.
Replies: 12
Views: 7660

Fuel gauge is inaccurate.

I need help. 70 bronco, dual tanks, fuel gauge works but reads incorrectly on both tanks. when the tank is full, gauge reads about 3/4. When the tank is empty, it reads about 1/4 below the E. Grounded wire from gauge at sending unit (on chassis and sending unit stud) and gauge pegs full. Removed sen...
by SHAWN
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Bronco Fix Announcements
Topic: OREGON TRAILS CLOSED.
Replies: 15
Views: 17409

OREGON TRAILS CLOSED.

Thought I would give a heads up that several trails have been 'Temporarely closed for the winter' by the Forest Service in the Tillamook OHV area. Rodgers Road, Bates Road, and Archers (waterfall, rocky uphill, canopener, rockpile), also Saddle-up have been closed. I do hope the closures are tempora...