Was tinkering with the idea and it still will make it there one day but the VMS Bronco is taking presedent.
Picked up a 1992 ranger for the smooth running 4.0L for the Bronco. Trans was so fawked that it was Jamed in fourth.
Couldn't bare to scrap it. It had a solid cab, just a few bumps and...
I'm going on over 2 years now on my knuckle swap, and not once have I had second thoughts about the wheel bearings. I have retorqued them once before but that was because I changed the rotors. Everything else has been problem free.
Clearancing the yokes for max angle helps. Along with adding a steering stop for the knuckle. The early D35's lack this.
I've only busted 1 axle shaft on my D35 and that was turning lock to lock when I was stuck in the snow, with a locked front.
Rebuilt the M5OD in the Bronco Saturday. Took me under 8H from rolling it into the shop to driving it out. Remember this is Just me doing the work. I had no help.
replaced the bearings and syncros.
Would have taken me less time but I also rebuilt the cardian on the rear driveshaft.
Anyone have pictures of a Gen 2 engine bay with the 2.3L.
I picked up a 97 for the engine and trans and plan to put it in a 92 body I have. The 97 doesn't have intake tube or rad. Just would like to see how the config is, if different between the gen2 and gen3 trucks.
I have a 4.0L rad but it...
The engine developed a coolant leak and it was fowling one of the plugs. So I looked around for a donor as it would cost the same amount to just replace the head gaskets if that was truly what was wrong. I suspect it's a cracked head however.
So 2 weeks ago I found A nice donor. Went to go look...