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  1. gatorfor88
    11-26-2015 07:36 AM - permalink
    Happy Thanksgiving
  2. fordgasm
    10-23-2015 11:13 PM - permalink
    I found your write up (while searching the forums) about your front springs bowing on your build (early Ford), may I ask what the fix was? I just recently got a 78 Bronco and changed the radius arm bushings (4 degree) and I'm have the same issue. It has a 6in lift with radius arm drop brackets.

    thank you in advance for any help.

  3. akforceten
    06-15-2014 10:58 AM - permalink
    yes i'm in the processes of putting one in my 78 bronco. But the bronco project has taken a back seat for now
  4. oddfordjunkie
    05-01-2014 08:18 PM - permalink
    I am having a guy cut out a firewall reinforcement plate on his plasma table.

    The plate I put in does help but it is insufficient for the long term.
  5. Southern Bronco
    04-23-2014 12:22 PM - permalink
    Southern Bronco
    Not much, just workin my a** off. My daughter is getting married this Sat. so things are alittle crazy
  6. wpnaes
    04-23-2014 05:07 AM - permalink
    Thx for the reps!
  7. mecdac
    04-22-2014 09:41 AM - permalink
    Thank you for the reps, sir.
  8. Gary Lewis
    04-22-2014 08:08 AM - permalink
    Gary Lewis
    Thanks! I think you'll love a ZF5.
  9. Gary Lewis
    04-21-2014 09:35 PM - permalink
    Gary Lewis
    Thought of this conversation today when a guy with a 302 and an NP435 couldn't get the tranny in reverse. Turned out his firewall is cracked and the clutch M/C is moving a bunch. As I said, it isn't the size of the tranny but the fact that the firewall wasn't designed for those fore/aft forces. Nor was yours. The plate for ours wraps around the corner a bit and ties into the tranny tunnel. That gives it a lot more strength fore/aft than just a flat plate.
  10. Gary Lewis
    04-21-2014 07:52 AM - permalink
    Gary Lewis
    Having that name, surely you will understand "yein". I didn't have to initially because I used a mechanical linkage, but in the resto I'm going with a hydraulic linkage and will have to reinforce.

    The deal is that these trucks' cabs were apparently designed for a mechanical linkage, which puts the force in the up/down plane where the firewall is strong. But, in '83 they converted to hydraulic, which puts the force in the fore/aft plane, and the cracks started. So Ford made a plate that bolted in and spread the load over a much larger area. So it isn't because of the size of the transmission but the fact that the later transmissions came with hydraulic linkage that causes the problem. But, they can be run with a mechanical linkage, as I did, and there isn't a problem.

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