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Old 03-19-2012, 11:08 PM
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Also i got new 35" MTR Kevlar tires put on and their horrible in the snow.... 4wd made it worse though and i think the larger area of rubber on the ***** made it easier to slip...
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Yeah, those MTR's are definitely not good snow tires. I have heard the Duratrac's though are supposed to be pretty awesome in the snow. Both tires still made in the USA I believe.
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Wow, $900 for tires, and they suck in the snow. Good thing there is no snow in Washington!

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Here's my new project. Bad picture quality but I'll have better later.

Just bought it. The front diff needs replacing, the trans leaks like crazy, and the engine is a little tired. This is ok though, I have a parts bronco with everything I need. I also have a 408 ready for a home. I have had it for a couple of weeks and already have the motor out and the new one waiting to go in until I remedy the trans and paint the engine compartment.

This one's a 78 XLT

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The front diff needs replacing, the trans leaks like crazy, and the engine is a little tired. This is ok though, I have a parts bronco with everything I need. I also have a 408 ready for a home. I have had it for a couple of weeks and already have the motor out and the new one waiting to go in until I remedy the trans and paint the engine compartment.
Good times! Nice choice. I cant see where you're from (using my phone) but I've got three C6s if you need one. At least one is definitely from a Bronco so it has the right tailshaft and housing. And how certain are you about the trans leak? I ask because i was sure, too, until i discovered a badly leaking oil pressure sender last month -- sending oil down the block and bellhousing. Just a thought.
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Good times! Nice choice. I cant see where you're from (using my phone) but I've got three C6s if you need one. At least one is definitely from a Bronco so it has the right tailshaft and housing. And how certain are you about the trans leak? I ask because i was sure, too, until i discovered a badly leaking oil pressure sender last month -- sending oil down the block and bellhousing. Just a thought.
Thanks. I traded my 72 f100 with a blown motor for it. I'm from Amarillo,TX. I have an almost complete 79 for parts. It has a good c6.

The front pump seal has a small leak but there is a big one coming from the linkage where the transmission kickdown is supposed to be. Needless to say, the tran was running like crap. I am gonna put in a new modulator and vacuum line and change the filter and stuff. The intermediate belt was way out of adjustment too.

I should post a build thread maybe. I just dug into it and it should go pretty fast and furious.
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Justin, great looking 78 there
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Justin, great looking 78 there
Thanks. The picture there is actually from right before I bought it. Its actually kind of a POS at the moment. There is random holes drilled in stuff. The interior looks like vagrants lived in it. The seats are all kinds of tore up but its a work in progress. It sat for 8 years and I'm bringing her back to life.

It just so happens that all the parts that were taken from it are on my parts bronco in the barn.
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Here's my new project. Bad picture quality but I'll have better later.

Just bought it. The front diff needs replacing, the trans leaks like crazy, and the engine is a little tired. This is ok though, I have a parts bronco with everything I need. I also have a 408 ready for a home. I have had it for a couple of weeks and already have the motor out and the new one waiting to go in until I remedy the trans and paint the engine compartment.

This one's a 78 XLT

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Very nice.
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WOO ANOTHER 78 , @Jim, actually it was a great deal for the tires BUT it has been snowing lately. First day of winter and we had snow/rain/sleet mix today. non of it is sticking but it is there. As for Justin you should do a build thread, my 78 is my rolling project. I have to fix it as i drive it and i am slowly fixing things that the PO either broke or didn't fix correctly. Mostly wiring.
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First thing I always do is pull those stupid crimp on wire taps off and get out the heat shrink and solder iron! 90% of wiring problems I've found were caused by them. Cheap junk!
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Haha i wish it were that easy, most of my problems are cause the dummy PO cut the wires and twisted them back together then taped them. So when they move it loses connection or has a weak one, hence my back window going up slow if at all. I was putting my deck in and saw the wires were all messed up so i went in and butt connected them with new sections of wire and it goes up just fine now. My turn signal lights in the front and my tail lights are the same way, i got pulled over cause on of my tail lights was out due to the bad connection. IIRC my headlight wiring is the same all cut up.
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I do twist them together but I use heat shrink on them so they end up tight and so far i haven't had any issues (i've only done this to slim wires). I guess solder is a better way to do it, i will consider this next time i repair a wire.
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When I bought my '91 the rear didn't work at all, ended up pulling the t-gate harness and replacing some of the wires (kept a working harness from my totaled out '89) Then went through and removed 40 ft of useless wiring, and at least a dozen non functioning crimp on taps.
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