Ok made it back to work on the Bronco today. I had hoped to work on it Saturday but we ran errands. Made it to the auto parts and the wife wanted a new car and we had a concert to go to. The wife got her new vehicle and we traded in my daily driver truck. Now that my truck is gone that opens up the check book for more funds on the Bronco. So that’s good news. The concert was great. We saw Jerrod Nieman, Eli Young Band and Dierks Bently.
So I got back to working on it today. I needed to replace one of the lines from the transmission to the bottom of the radiator. I had bought a tubing bender before but it really wasn’t the right size. So I found a new one yesterday at the auto parts. It works on multiple size tubing. The first tube I bent I left both fittings on one end.
Mistake! The fitting would not slide past the bend. So back to auto parts today. Bought more tubing and got extras!
I reinstalled the fan. Got the upper and lower hoses reconnected. Then we fired her up. Had some minor leaks where the transmission lines connect. Took them off and used some Teflon tape. Reconnected and all was good.
We had to run back to the auto parts as the lower hose was wrong size. I asked the guy for a hose for a 79 F150 w/460. That looked closer. Got back and installed it. There’s not much clearance between it and the power steering belt. About a ¼ inch. So I will have to see what I can do about that later.
Once the leaks were stopped we rechecked the transmission fluid level. I had my son helping me out today. We added some fluid to replace what had leaked out during the replacement process. All good now. Then I fired her up to get the water level good in the radiator.
Ok so the next item on the list is the brakes. I went ahead and bought a new master cylinder yesterday. I plan to bench prime it and then get it replaced. I also plan to order some light sockets for the front blinkers and side marker lamps. Need to get that going so it will pass inspection.
Well that’s all for today. Hope to have her home by the end of November.