1983 Ford Bronco
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1983 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
FullSizeBronco.com        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: That dirty old truck
Mileage: 640000
Engine: 1995 4.9L from F-150, UN-rebuilt, completely transplanted twice, including computer, air filter, y-pipe, & all accessories. 130A alternator, 1996 Bronco gas tank & pump. K&N drop-in.
Drivetrain: 1978 F-250 NP-435; '93 BW1356 clocked; reman rear d'shaft; rebuilt front d'shaft; '96 Bronco D44IFS with 3.07 open diff; rebuilt Ford 8.8" 3.08 open; stock F&R antisway bars & Energy polyurethane bushings all around.
Notes: It has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for the 2nd time now. Most of the body & frame are '93, the tailgate is a '96, the door mirrors are heavily modified with LEDs, and the camper shell is a '96 with a '94 Explorer roof rack & '82 sliding windows. The front shoulder belts & rear seat are the original '83 parts, but the front seats are '97 Econoline power captain's chairs with heat. The instrument cluster & wiring harnesses have been heavily modified so the factory fuel reset light works, and a semi-factory low fuel light has been added. I've added AutoLamps, AutoDimming Brights, RKE, one-touch both directions for all windows, an auto-dimming compass rear-view mirror, dual visors, dual spotlight wiring, always-on PW, OBA. The CB & radar detector are hard-wired. Planned mods include a sunroof & articulated doors. The bumpers are my own design (mostly hand-built). The front includes factory trim, 2 storage compartments, 3 recovery points, a removable fold-down grille guard, & a Ramsey RE12000. The rear bumper has an integral hitch receiver & 3 locking storage boxes.
Last Updated: 10/25/2014
Hits: 1322192
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    folder Diagrams360002,016,76207/7/0310/23/14
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    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900289,61607/12/039/19/14
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52Clutch7.JPG
5 hits | 140.51 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

I could tell an immediate difference in the clutch pedal feel, and it seems to work better, too.
52Clutch6.JPG
4 hits | 116.61 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

Technically, a new lever is required every time, and they're only ~$25, but I'm going to reuse this one, at least until I know the fix is good.
52Clutch5.JPG
7 hits | 111.89 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

After cutting the ring to the right circumference, I installed it. Fortunately, it's too thick, so I had to use a stack of washers & the nut to pull the shaft into the bushing. This should keep it extra-tight for a long time. But since it's Teflon...
52Clutch4.JPG
6 hits | 116.89 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

I had a piece of Teflon left over from another project, so I cut a strip and formed it into a ring using a hose clamp & a heat gun.
52Clutch3.JPG
4 hits | 119.76 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

I assumed the shaft had worn into the bracket, but it was just this bushing. Since I don't have a replacement, and I didn't feel like leaving the truck undriveable, I decided to make one.
52Clutch2.JPG
4 hits | 117.36 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

Even though this pedal bracket is the improved design with a thicker wear plate, there was still a lot of movement at the lever end of the shaft.
52Clutch1.JPG
5 hits | 119.09 KB | Posted: 10/25/14

The clutch MC pushrod kept sliding off the lever, so I pulled the pedals out to find the problem.

Visible at the top R, just above the brake pedal, is the box for the Midland CB handset hanging on the dash.
BrakeGreaseF.JPG
23 hits | 134.84 KB | Posted: 10/24/14

Brake Caliper Grease
Dshafts07.JPG
18 hits | 126.11 KB | Posted: 10/24/14

Fill u-joint caps with grease to hold needle bearings in-place during assembly
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DoorSticker.jpg
49173 hits | 89.47 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

Vehicle Certification (VC) Sticker
(typically on the rear edge of the driver's door of 4-door models, or the rear of the driver's door opening below the beltline of 2-door models)
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DLC EEC-IV.jpg
49111 hits | 34.58 KB | Posted: 9/18/05

Diagnostic Link Connectors for EEC-IV processors ('84-95).
'84-86 (red) located on R wheelwell near starter relay.
'87-95 (black or gray) located under L hood hinge under EEC TEST cover. (WPT-743 & WPT-352)
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FDM.jpg
28949 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

The FDM connector shown is for '94-96; '90-93 use the older connector (WPT454) that mounts directly to the FDM plate.

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TSB95-15-11PIPStall.jpg
23733 hits | 55.91 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

TSB 95-15-11 Hesitation, Stumble, Stall, Miss, No Start, No Spark

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ShifterCableAdjustments.JPG
22441 hits | 56.35 KB | Posted: 9/18/06

Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
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5.8L right.jpg
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V8 Engine Bay
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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
21821 hits | 48.55 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

Replacing the actuators is a PITA, even though the parts are cheap & easy-to-find at parts stores for ~$20ea. Call your local used car lots & independent repair shops for the number of a local steering column specialis...
SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
21743 hits | 56.88 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

Spark Plug Wire Routing for '94-up 5.0L & all 5.8L



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PSGearBox.JPG
21578 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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