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Convert a Mustang 55mm throttle body to a 65mm Explorer

Posted by admin in - Fuel Injection, Engine on January 9th, 2013 |  6 Comments »

Tech article by Chuck (blazinchuck)

Before you can slap that Explorer throttle body on, a few things need to be changed.

  1. The throttle lever is indexed wrong and needs to be swapped with the one from the Mustang.
  2. The Explorer TPS can be used, but the connector plug is wrong and must be changed out with Mustang connector.
  3. The vent tube needs to be re-clocked to match angle of the tube on the Mustang TB. For the throttle lever, I used an angle grinder and ground the tip of the throttle shaft that holds the lever in place.

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Clean Windsheild Braces to Roll Cage

Posted by admin in - Roll Cage, - Soft & Bikini Tops, - Windshield, Body, Interior on September 15th, 2011 |  4 Comments »

Tech Article by Ted Howard (Tedster100)

As I worked on my build I have realized that bracing the windshield to the roll cage is a great idea.  It offers support to the windshield when the top is off and keeps the angle of the windshield correct so the soft top fits snug without pulling the windshield back.  I’ll be running fiberglass doors with removable soft top frames (from Bronco Design) so supporting the windshield is a must.  When I got ready to add the braces I decided that the possible mounting points were limited and created odd angles that just weren’t very clean looking so I set out to create a better mount.

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How to Fix a Broken Motor Mount for About $1.00

Posted by taipeichris in Engine on November 15th, 2010 |  3 Comments »

Tech article by Chris (taipeichris)

For numerous reasons I broke motor mounts in the past, usually I’d find out when I’d hit a bump in the road and the motor jumps up enough to hit the hood. Not cool, right?

Parts and Supplies Needed:

Quantity Parts Description Cost
1 carriage bolt $0.30
1 lock nut $0.20
1 rubber bump stop $0.50
1 washer $0.05

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3 Arm Wiper Set Up Below the Windshield Frame

Posted by taipeichris in - Windshield on September 15th, 2010 |  7 Comments »

Tech article by Chris (taipeichris)

I’ve owned my 66 Bronco since August 2004 and my wipers never did a good job. I live in Los Angeles it really doesn’t rain much but almost every morning the entire car is covered in dew, often covering both the inside and outside of the windshield.

After researching all the options out on the market I wanted my wipers on the bottom of the windshield frame but either the options were too expensive or would place big moving linkage at eye level on the dash.

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License Plate Restoration

Posted by Schreiber in Body on June 13th, 2010 |  8 Comments »

Tech article by Jacob Schreiber (Schreiber)

Although ClassicBroncos.com covers almost every Bronco project imaginable, one I’ve never seen is a write-up on restoring original license plates. This is an easy project. I took some pictures while refinishing mine, so why not share?

I found my tag at a local antique shop for $10. I was also fortunate find one with the correct county prefix numbers. Ebay is another good resource when shopping for old tags.

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1984-1991 F150/F250 Steering Column Swap

Posted by Revelation in Interior, Steering on March 22nd, 2010 |  8 Comments »

Tech article by Bryan Key (Revelation)

ATTENTION: I am in the middle of doing this swap on a stock Bronco. One MAJOR change; the instructions for the bracket will not work. You must fabricate your own bracket.  And it can be done with the dash in BUT would be best done with the dash out. Pay attention to the location of the gauge cluster as it poses clearance issues.

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Explorer 5.0 Serpentine Accessory Drive Belt Conversion

Posted by MarsChariot in Engine on March 21st, 2010 |  46 Comments »

Tech article by  Larry Crumpler (MarsChariot), Phil Lindenmuth (Viperwolf1), Casey Nicholas (needabronco), Jake Norton (recoiljunky), Todd Zuercher (toddz69) and Randy Silbaugh (ransil)

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Early Bronco Driver Side Kick Panel

Posted by BroncoWanted in - Sheet Metal, Body on December 16th, 2009 |  2 Comments »

Tech article by BroncoWanted

WARNING: I claim no responsibility for kick panels made using this tech article that do not fit properly.  As with any 30+ year old vehicle the craftsmanship and original construction varies from vehicle to vehicle.  Please be aware of this and make the necessary measurements for your particular Bronco.

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C4 Valve body service and modifications

Posted by BwoncoHowie in - Automatic on August 21st, 2009 |  3 Comments »

Tech article by BwoncoHowie

The purpose of this article is to explain and cover some basic info about do it yourself C-4 Valve body service. The actual valve body is from a 1974 Bronco, therefore the illustrations may differ slightly from what you may be working on.  If you are inexperienced as a mechanic, perhaps you should get help when performing the steps shown below. It is recommended that you read the entire article first so you may prepare all the tools and materials as well as a clean work environment. After reading through the article first, you can then make notes on where your valve body may need attention. Some steps that are performed later may be mentioned early in the article in order to save time and computer space. VB is referring to Valve Body.

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Fabricate Twin Stick Shifters for an Early Ford Bronco

Posted by taipeichris in Transfer Case on August 4th, 2009 |  1 Comment »

Tech article by Chris (taipeichris)

Since I’ve owned my 1966 Bronco it never got past 3rd gear for years and I drive the freeways in Los Angeles all the time.

Finally I collected the parts to install my new NV3550 and a twin-stick shifter I purchased made for an early Bronco.

The problem simply was the twin-stick shifter wasn’t designed with the offset of a NV3550 in mind. With the mounting bracket of the twin-sticks, the bracket supplied by Advanced Adapters, and the height of the shifters I could see it wouldn’t work.

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