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Old 04-18-2018, 01:21 PM
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I wonder if the error came because I'm using Fedora (Linux)
Yes sorry, new to posting I have a 1978 Ford Bronco 4x4 351 Cleveland
I ended up putting a bit of adhesive on it so it would stick!!
 
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Got my third member back in and drive it to a car show.
 
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puked the rear D/L U-joint, and in the process it took the rear D/L yoke with it..... So tomorrow will be at the wrecking yard to get a new/used Rear D/L... and another $50 spent.... lol that's ok, for a $100 rig?? it has been a jewel..........>>GRIN<<
 
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Vacuumed it out, put in a back seat, painted the air cleaner housing and pulled the top off.
 
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trimmed 1/4 inch off all around the dodge clutch to fit the ford PP ( "it;s the splines, matie." ).
Painted the Transfer w/ a top coat rattle can of POR15. Now that was a new 1 on me...
Know if I shoulda used an undercoat 1st?
 
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Paint! I got my front axle taken apart and sandblasted, primed, and finally shot the small parts with some industrial Imron this evening. Man that felt good! Assembly is only a week away!
 
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SDDL YOU should post a picture!
 
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Originally Posted by MAL1978 View Post
... I have a 1978 Ford Bronco 4x4 351 Cleveland
I ended up putting a bit of adhesive on it so it would stick!!
Sorry only have prts for 1st gen ALTHO
the 2 yr 2nd gen is my fav lookin!!!
My over all fav truck (or vehicle @ that rate) is the 4X4 F250 short bx/step side '73/9 (w/this 2nd gen bronk - tied).
Double 18 inch racing stripe'd do it too.
 
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Put a new battery and starter solenoid on it. Going to change the oil tomorrow.
 
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Tried to start the Bronco after a year to no avail... I'll have to check the timing very thoroughly.
 
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timing doesn't change frm that.
More description gets more answers.
 
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I replaced the distributor, the new one might be off even though I marked the spots, so that's why I suspect that might be the cause. Initially the truck was running but there was a very noticeable missfire, the first suspect was the PIP sensor, so the distributor was replaced. I'll list what else is new or has been recently replaced: The fuel pump is new, the sparkplugs and cables, the IAT, the TPS, the ICM, all of those are new. The fuel injectors were tested and cleaned, the throttle body was cleaned. The ECM was also rebuilt.
 
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Been a while since I last posted. Have been fighting a chirping belt. Finally found the power steering pump pulley not lined up (my fault) Got it pulled and lined with a straight edge. Removed the crooked Ford Motorsports air pump delete pulley bracket and installed a billet one from LMR. Lines much better!! Had to run a slightly smaller belt. Installed a new water pump as the temp runs up a bit while idling in traffic or while on the interstate??? Thought maybe the water pump impeller might have been rotted/rusted off some. It wasn't.
Any ideas??? I have a new radiator (NAPA/Spectra), new head gaskets, new thermostat housing and 160 thermostat and new water pump. Doing the same thing!! I'm at a loss!
Anyway.......has been running very good since the head gasket job!
 
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Originally Posted by MadMatt65 View Post
Any ideas???
I'm gunna *** - u - me U gotta a 302 as U did not mention.

Bronks R notoriously hot under the hood, therefore:
make sure U gotta shroud,
fan is '1/2 in it & 1/2 out of it'.
U did a good full system flush.
timing is S P O T on.
U could swap out inner fenders for the 'fender grills' (oneada typical after mrkt bronk vendors sells em).
swap out thermostat winter/summer (lower/higher).
antifrz/anti boil is 50/50%.
no radiator clogs.
H2O pump is 4 an a/c vehicle.

Can't stress Zeroin in da timing enuff...
 
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5.8
160 t-stat
new 50/50 coolant
shroud/fan....check!
I will recheck the timing....but pretty sure it's right on....had to put in a new distributor with the head gasket job.
Doesn't get hot, but can definitely see the temp rise in heavy traffic and while sitting. It is summer and it gets scorching hot here in SW Florida!!
 

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