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Old 10-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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I pulled the rear diff cover and found out I have a sweet gear ratio of 3.07.
I just can't seem to catch a break with a 3.00 in the front and a 3.07 in the rear. I guess I will be changing both gear sets before I get to take it on the road. I don't know if a granny low 4 speed would help with a 3.07 and 40's. Although, if the 460 could get it moving I'm sure I could have a huge top speed. The tires would be the same as changing down to a 2.30 ratio for more top speed. LOL
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Well i am pretty sure i worked out my issue.
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I was checking plugs and the back one on the passenger side broke. I when to break the plug loose and once i did i took the socket off and it kinda fell apart. I think it had been cracked and finally snapped when i took the socket to it. It seems to run a little better though. Eventually i need to replace all of them, they weren't fouled and not nearly as bad as this one but it has been over half a year since i replaced them.
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I pulled the rear diff cover and found out I have a sweet gear ratio of 3.07.
I just can't seem to catch a break with a 3.00 in the front and a 3.07 in the rear. I guess I will be changing both gear sets before I get to take it on the road. I don't know if a granny low 4 speed would help with a 3.07 and 40's. Although, if the 460 could get it moving I'm sure I could have a huge top speed. The tires would be the same as changing down to a 2.30 ratio for more top speed. LOL
36s and 3.55s with my 351 is sorta rough, but not unbearable. I've driven a lot of new cars with a lot less pep than this Bronco has... just most of them don't get 10mpg :P

3.00s with 40s, i bet that isn't much fun though, even with a 460
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Some pictures of my newest bronco.

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Front end (after the bumper was removed) Ladder is for height reference
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And My other bronco (because I'm bored)
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Dang thats a big truck. IIRC thats a manual right? IT looks like it in the picture.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:27 AM
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Nice bkos man.. atleast they have a sas front... lol
Ttb is better than any chevy front.. I wanted to paint my diff cover too since I have it out..
I was thinking red.. or pink
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I changed the oil, Adjusted the idle, And redid the timing. This time, setting it the right way, Last time,I left the vac advance on and didnt realize it lol. Now she's idling beautifully. HAs a Nice thump. Very rev happy, And she hauls some serious A$$ lol. I embarassed a G-body Monte Carlo last night....Also rotated the tires as well. Something Ill probably need to do often now lol. Ill try to get some vids up later on.
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Spent 3 hours sorting and clearing out the "inventory" of my daily driver. Now need to find a way to shampoo/clean the carpeting front and rear. Need to build a mounting bracket for the air bags. The others were welded to the frame. Still need a pressure regulator for them as well.
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Serviced rear diff.. I decided to paint it black.. lol
Time to tighten the bolts and add fluid
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a pink diff cover? not my first choice of color but it would be interesting.

as for TGM its running better now that I fixed the one plug, I can see that I need to do the other 7 real soon. I also think the gap on the old.ones was too small. I did about .054 I think is the measurement and that side of the motor seems to be idling better when it's warm.
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a pink diff cover? not my first choice of color but it would be interesting.

as for TGM its running better now that I fixed the one plug, I can see that I need to do the other 7 real soon. I also think the gap on the old.ones was too small. I did about .054 I think is the measurement and that side of the motor seems to be idling better when it's warm.
Atleast you didnt have to extract your plugs with a reverse tap like i did..
so easy to get them out when you break the electrode off.. not when there broken off flush with the head..

Pink = support for boobies..
filled rear diff and no leaks so far
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Dang thats a big truck. IIRC thats a manual right? IT looks like it in the picture.
That it is, The tires are half flat too, so Idk how tall it really is lol...
Yeah, it's a 4-spd, part of the reason I got it, One of these will be fixed, and the other is parts, for now the blue and white one is the one I'm fixin... but I've got 3-4 trucks in front of the bronco's...

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Nice bkos man.. atleast they have a sas front... lol
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They were a factory sa front end, sas means the sa was swaped in at a later date...
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Atleast you didnt have to extract your plugs with a reverse tap like i did..
so easy to get them out when you break the electrode off.. not when there broken off flush with the head..

Pink = support for boobies..
filled rear diff and no leaks so far
Boobs are a good cause (Yes i know what you mean)

Nah it was easy to get it out, i don't know what i would do if it sheared of flush with the head.. I might cry or something.

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That it is, The tires are half flat too, so Idk how tall it really is lol...
Yeah, it's a 4-spd, part of the reason I got it, One of these will be fixed, and the other is parts, for now the blue and white one is the one I'm fixin... but I've got 3-4 trucks in front of the bronco's...



Thanks...
They were a factory sa front end, sas means the sa was swaped in at a later date...
I see. You can't fix em all though. I'm sure one will turn out great.
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I see. You can't fix em all though. I'm sure one will turn out great.
Exactly, some must die for the others to surive... As sad as it is...
I mentioned in a previous post that I have 5 Dentside trucks, and 2 Dentside Broncos.
Out of those seven 3 Dentside Trucks will be fixed, and 1 Bronco.
1 other Dentside frame will live on, (I'm doing a street/strip truck) and will have a dentside body on it, untill I have an older body to put on it (56 or older) meaning that I am only killing 2 to save 4 1/2...
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Thats a good plan. At least "some" of them are living on even if it is in a different vehicle.
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