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Old 12-07-2005, 05:32 AM   #101 (permalink)
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You need a spark box....MSD

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Old 12-07-2005, 07:01 AM   #102 (permalink)
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yea, i might try to snag a MSD box just to make the plugs burn cleaner..

anyone got one cheap?
remember, this looks to be an unnessasary expense, since the original coil works..lol
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:08 AM   #103 (permalink)
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yea, i might try to snag a MSD box just to make the plugs burn cleaner..

anyone got one cheap?
remember, this looks to be an unnessasary expense, since the original coil works..lol
I personally would scrap the whole stock ignition system and drop a HEI dizzy conversion on it. Bronco Graveyard has them for $160, and it will eliminate the factory ignition mess all together. Thats what I'm going to run on my '79 F-150 build-up.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:34 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Yea, i hate that crap ignition control module that always dies. my moms jeep has that. my older ford had that and it sucked. if i can find something cheap i will, but remember the purpose of this build is to get it solid, dependable, no bling, and no unnessasary expenses.

i could go with a 6a MSD box and just run it off the ignitor of the dizzy....it would elminate a lot of wiring that way...

tires should be here on friday, but i have to lift it a little and hack the fenders before they will fit...

i need to work on the electrical now untill my other parts come in
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:09 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Yea, i hate that crap ignition control module that always dies.
Funny. I've run that crap ignition control module in my bronco for 17 years now.
Granted I've been through two of them, but at $22.00/module, it's a lot cheaper
than the MSD, even when I carry a spare. Spend the money on a good set of plug wires
Texas can have hotter temps, and in my experience, that's what kills the stock modules.

Fun project you have there. Keep postin' pics when your not busy spinnin'
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:25 AM   #106 (permalink)
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you couldn't pay me to run anything but a dursparkII..

Hell my uncle still runs DSII on his 600+hp big block... it has no problems igniting 114 octane with 12.5:1 compression..
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #107 (permalink)
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ive been thru 10+ in the jeep. its the same module. chrysler/ford/jeep rejection ignition in it.... we've moved the module to diffrent places, all sorts of crap, still dies....so we mounted two on top of each other now. first thing to do when it doesnt start is swap those plugs over..lol

my 77 ford killed 3 or 4 of those things too...wierd.

gonna work on the electrical now, since my parts arnt here yet, i gotta do something to it... and i should be working on the cars at my job..lol
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:19 PM   #108 (permalink)
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maybe im one of the lucky ones, but i never killed the ignition box, only the voltage regulater. now watch that die on me tonight at 2am before i goto work. lol
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:37 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I personally would scrap the whole stock ignition system and drop a HEI dizzy conversion on it. Bronco Graveyard has them for $160, and it will eliminate the factory ignition mess all together. Thats what I'm going to run on my '79 F-150 build-up.
Your HIGH.

I'm with Jrod........Stock Ford ignition systems kick ass. They are tgood for 10,000 RPM's all day long. Can you say that about a stock HEI ? NO. I've run the stock duraspark II with healthy bigblocks and no issues what so ever.



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Old 12-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #110 (permalink)
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bought two 1157 bulb pig tails for the rear tail lights....im going to have to rewire the ENTIRE rear end, due to the stripped corroded crap thats back there. im going to start from the cab and go back. ill look up the schematics tomarrow.


1157 bulb holders x2 14.00
licence plate light x1 3.00

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going to order some 4 1/2 wild horse coils for the front end.

im assuming ill have to install them and check my caster before buying the c wedges for the front axle.

going to build a drop arm for the front panhard bar this weekend. the stock one is super worn out.

im assuming ill have to drop it approx 4 1/2 inches to make it where it should. that leaves me to the drag link going to the tie rod....im going to have to make them angled the same or im gonna get bump steer.

i found a nice crack on the front frame rail where the leading bolt is on the steering box when i was replacing the hoses. ill have to remove the box and plate that area to repair it. that will be done at the house.

suggestions on using a drop pitman arm? neassasary? not if i flip the tierod?

ive seen the kits where you either drill em out and weld em in, or ream em out and stick an insert in them...... i think the drill and weld is where its at for durability.

need a 9 inch crush sleeve. crap.

i got some 2 inch wrangler springs at the house, you think those will work for the rear end, since my springs are broken?

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Old 12-08-2005, 07:10 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Funny. I've run that crap ignition control module in my bronco for 17 years now.
Granted I've been through two of them, but at $22.00/module, it's a lot cheaper
than the MSD, even when I carry a spare. Spend the money on a good set of plug wires
Texas can have hotter temps, and in my experience, that's what kills the stock modules.

Fun project you have there. Keep postin' pics when your not busy spinnin'
the wrenches.
I've had couple go bad over the years, but that is 5 broncos running them for 10+ years. With the amount of trucks I've parted, I got plenty of spares. Zip tie another one right next to the one that is there. We are talking 30 seconds if your really slow to swap connectors and your back on your way.
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Your HIGH.

I'm with Jrod........Stock Ford ignition systems kick ass. They are tgood for 10,000 RPM's all day long. Can you say that about a stock HEI ? NO. I've run the stock duraspark II with healthy bigblocks and no issues what so ever.



I'm High? LOL. Duraspark is mediocre at best for an ignition system. The HEI unit is ssooooo much simpler, as it is all one self contained unit. True you can just wire up a MSD 6a or 6al, but unless you already have one laying around, the HEI conversion is cheaper. Also, since when are we spinning motors in trail rigs at 10 grand? The HEI is accurate to about 7,500 rpms, which is fine for me. BTW, my healthy big-block is running TFI
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Old 12-09-2005, 05:08 AM   #114 (permalink)
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got the rear wiring straightened out (i think)

but i have a bad turn signal switch. lookin around for one of those right now.
saterday hopefully ill have all the items to reassemble the rear axle again, and do the disc brake conversion.
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The HEI is accurate to about 7,500 rpms
We were talking Stock trim........Sorry but a stock HEI is not good for 7500 RPM's
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:57 AM   #116 (permalink)
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ordered front and rear extended brake lines from keithflux on the board.
i wanted braided steel lines going to the axles, and they needed to be longer, so i went this route. this may be the only "bling" found on the truck


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well unfortunatly i wasnt able to touch the truck this weekend....the gears didnt get to me in time to work on it, so ill be doing it this week after work i suppose. i got my tires in, ill wait till i get it home, lift it, then throw the tires under it.

although i did go wheelin all saterday in a buddys rig. it was very refreshing to do it
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bought some cheap lights for it. got em at northern tool....gonna use them for rock lights, and im gonna try to mount two of em on the knuckle, so when you turn, the lights turn w/ the tires...we'll see.

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Old 12-12-2005, 01:29 PM   #120 (permalink)
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UPDATE


ok got the windshield wipers fixed. there is a little ground that goes from the bracket to the body of the wiper motor. its worn out. i bent it up and the wipers work awesome.

i have taken off the front plastic bezel off around the instrument cluster.
IT IS COMPLETLEY UNMOLESTED. im having a hard time wanting to cut it up for a cheap stereo. does anyone need a super clean dash plastic?

also i have the original AM radio out of the dash. UNMOLESTED. it would be a great peice for a restoration project if anyone is interested in it.

got the driver and passenger door adjusted for the new-to-me BMW door seals i used

still havent seen the gears in the mail.....braxton?

Bought some more cheap ass lights for it 25.00

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I'll take the dash bezel....I have one already cut for a DIN stereo you want....even can have the the DIN tape deck.

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Old 12-13-2005, 02:42 PM   #122 (permalink)
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bought some bc coils instead
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Are you going to upgrade those brakes?

Despite what others may say, I swapped in a F250/F350 2wd master cylinder and booster and replaced the rear 1/2 ton wheel cylinders with 1 ton units in my 78 Bronco. My stopping abilities are outstanding. It also gave me a better pedal response.
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have you read any thing on the thread?


rear end is getting disc brake conversion, as soon as i get my gears....
master replaced
all brake lines were replaced
braided steel lines used for drop down lines.
perportioning valve for the rear.












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have you read any thing on the thread?


rear end is getting disc brake conversion, as soon as i get my gears....
master replaced
all brake lines were replaced
braided steel lines used for drop down lines.
perportioning valve for the rear.

yeah, yeah, yeah....



I didn't read far enought into it.......In any event, this is a great thread with a lot of great 70's Ford truck ideas.....Thanks.
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