1983 Ford Bronco
Owner: michael collins 
From: North Highlands, CA, U.S.A.        (Other registries in CA)
Year, Make, & Model: 1983 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
Clubs: FullSizeBronco.com        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: Jezebel
Mileage: 81000
Engine: I6-1992 EFI motor swap (currently under way) 3G swap
Drivetrain: It is mostly stock with a 8" lift. I replace the front axle pivet mount bracket and all the rubber bushings to poly. I regeared the 8.8 with 4:56 and an Auburn differential. I complete a rear shackle flip (sky products) and a belltech drop bracket to add more lift. I replaced the stock rubber body mounts for poly and added a 3" body lift. Added 40X17 supper mudder gumbo tires on 15"X12" wagon wheels
Notes: The cam shaft went flat and started to chatter real bad. i got a 1992 F150 and swapping the motor and goodies over to Jezebel. Updates listed below
Last Updated: 8/26/2008
Hits: 276465
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exhaust fix 43.JPG
717 hits | 32.83 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

here is the new pass side doughnut. after the install i heated the motor for 20 min and re-tourqued the bolts. this motor sounds real good now. after 500 miles i retourqued the bolts and no more leaks.
exhaust fix 42.JPG
612 hits | 38.64 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

This is the pass side doughnut. see it is real bad shape.
exhaust fix 41.JPG
645 hits | 35.58 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

this is the drivers side doughnut. it was in poor shape. the new one is next to it.
exhaust fix 40.JPG
678 hits | 43.68 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

here are the bolts after i wire wheeled them clean. now they are reay for prime and paint.
exhaust fix 39.JPG
650 hits | 64.14 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

here was the pass side gasket. it too was in real bad shape.
exhaust fix 38.JPG
631 hits | 44.49 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

here is the bottom side of the manifold
exhaust fix 37.JPG
692 hits | 89.47 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

I was able to get the part number on this side.
exhaust fix 36.JPG
704 hits | 46.16 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

after wire wheeling and primer and paint it looks as good as the other side.
exhaust fix 35.JPG
627 hits | 33.71 KB | Posted: 8/26/08

another look at the plugs and bolts.
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3392 hits | 24.63 KB | Posted: 4/23/05

the red is the factory shim /block
2396 hits | 48.59 KB | Posted: 3/13/07

hereis what goes wrong. you can see the 3rd gear down fromthe top. it lots 3 teeth and will not power the next gear. the motor keeps running and will turn off after 30 seconds.
top off3.jpg
2281 hits | 100.02 KB | Posted: 10/16/06

topless another shot
2165 hits | 93.45 KB | Posted: 8/13/06

Here is the working side of the cart.
1954 hits | 75.22 KB | Posted: 10/31/06

I got lucky and found the last of the part number on the vaccum diagram sheet. the rest of the sheet was torn off. i made copies of this and took them to the smog shop with me. this is for a FED 48 1983 4.9 motor.
1756 hits | 84.18 KB | Posted: 7/5/06

Here is a 3.8 tarus 2 speed fan. $19 at the local junk yard. these have a high and low speed and really put out the air.
Golf Cart Christian.JPG
1731 hits | 80.14 KB | Posted: 7/7/08

here is the new golf cart with Christian on the back. we used the golf bag tie down to belt him in. he loved this.
1476 hits | 59.79 KB | Posted: 3/1/07

this is the "Clicking" component. it is the "Max" or recycle door motor. this is real hard to get to, it is the center of the heaterbox and the firewall.
1457 hits | 73.57 KB | Posted: 7/5/06

Here is the fan temp power controler. I got it new from Autozone $24. the ignition on wire goes to this then then from this to the relay. The relay has a battery connection on one side and the fan connection on the other.

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