I then set out to the fuel tank project, I had a couple speed bumps but nothing terrible, I cut the sending unit pf the rest of the way and then extended it straight downward with 3/8 steel line. I got lucky on the cut it hit the bottom of the tank just as it seals i notched it some and put in in. One issue I had here was it was not to long to monkey the sending unit on with the float attached so I had to take the float arm off and install that inside the tank partially then sealed her up. Here come my first road block now, I didn't get the correct tank straps, I over came this by running to the hardware store and picking up some 8" long bolts not a prefect solution but It should get me by until I get the correct tank straps. This still hoever left the tank sitting just a little to high, being the tank is narrower then the stock tank i took the straps to the vice and about 7" down from the hole I bent the strap maybe 20* this gave me the clearance I felt i needed. once i had the tank secure I had to wire it up. Heres the second road block, the bronco sender has threaded studs, I assume for a open ended socket time connection that would slip over. I didnt have the right ones but I found something I think will work ok for me. I fileld them with dielectric grease and then crimped them after installed I gentle tug didn't budge them.
After that was all finalized I swapped out my starter, the one i had would randomly click no crank an I've read great things about this amazon starter so I ordered it. After installing it I can understand why, OEM starters a straight drive, this amazon one is a gear reduction, Ford really missed the band wagon on that one, boy does this old girl crank over now, starter is 100% direct bolt in, you do eliminate one bolt because of the gear reduction there's no access to install it and its cast over
last but not least that I got to is my exhaust, I ordered the 4" TB Diamond eye dual exit with muffler, Im glad i ordered this before my fuel tank as my buddy has this system on his truck and i was convinced I wouldnt have room for it with my tank, the tank was priority over the exhaust thats why I installed that first, but after getting it together definitely could have gone easier without it installed. Luckily my truck already had a 3" down pipe so i opted to leave that installed for now, rest of the exhaust went in pretty decent, there is some tight clearance issues in the rear that need addressed but after seeing how everything fit and with my intents of a 4x4
SAS I think a 4" lift block in the rear will really open up some room there and pair well with the room ill need in from for an axle. I still need to pick up some elbows as the exit angle is hideous on these systems probably try a 30* angle, and ill post some finally exhaust pics at that time
Yes that is chain, Ive had issues in the past with these dual exhausts tearing the rubber isolators, also the truck was missing half of them already so i didn't have enough to finish it, ill get it taken care of eventually, also hangs a little low like this, as i mentioned early i had trouble filling so im not currently aware how much total capacity I have now but the tank i believe is a 33 gallon
I ordered the wrong pillar pod i got a 3 instead of a 4 so now waiting for that i cna continue on with my gauges and other mods, really wanting to get the EBVP hooked up to a switch