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Bronco distributor/oil pump/radiator

Postby broncomarc » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:49 pm

To make a long story short -
Put the fan into the radiator @ Harlan.
Replaced the Radiator, then the Bronco stopped running.
Drug it home intending to replace the distributor and ignition system.
While swapping the distributor, found that the gear was spinning on the old distributor shaft. Root cause, right? not so fast.
Put the new distributor in and it went in a little tough, but I got it in.
Tried to start it and it started making bad noises.
Pulled the distributor and the drive shaft for the oil pump came out with it.
Looks like the root cause was a locked up oil pump which caused the pin holding the gear on to shear.

Check out the new oil pump shaft compared to the old one! That starter has some torque!
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Re: Bronco distributor/oil pump/radiator

Postby SHOF73 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:37 am

Wow that is insane!! I'm surpised it twisted so many times and didn't just shatter.
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Re: Bronco distributor/oil pump/radiator

Postby broncomarc » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:50 pm

Here's the sucker that locked up my oil pump. About the size of a fingernail.

The gear on the cam is toast. Time for a new cam. Only have a little to do to make the ride next month!
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