With the rebuilt carb and the temporary fuel system, it started right up. And no flames! Here's a short vidieo:
Here's a few pics of the redneck fuel delivery system! The 1-gal "poly" auxillary tank:
The low pressure Mr. Gasket electric fuel pump mounted to an ac line:
And a shot of the carb installed with the new air filter.
Now that it runs I just need to get it to stop - no brakes! I decided to first bleed the brakes to see if I could get any pedal back. The rears seemed to bleed fine but when I tried the first front one it was obvious that the MC was shot. So I picked up a rebuilt one yesterday afternoon and will install it today. As long as I can get some working brakes I can get it on and off the trailer to get it home. Not looking to drive it around here in CO.
This Bronco has been sitting since 2005 and I think yesterday was the first time its had charged battery in it since then. A few other issues came to light:
1. The key is really stiff and does not spring back from the start position nor does it come all the way back to the steering lock position even with pushing the lock button on the column. So I can't get the key out of the ignition!
2. Horn does not work.
3. Front turn signals don't light up.
4. Rear window only comes down about 2 inches and stops. Luckily it goes back up fine.
So already starting a list of things to fix! The rust is not as bad as I thought although I have not looked under the floor mats yet. The front fender arches on both sides are rusted out so I think I'll look for some JY replacements in TX. But the rears are not too bad. Only 1 side has a small bubble area. Door jambs are rust free. And very small rust areas on the bottom of the doors. Worst rust is probably the bottom rears of the rear quarter panels. Looks like LMC sells replacement panels pretty cheap. Of course the tailgate is pretty bad, but aren't they all??
Well off to work on the brakes!