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post #17341 of 17792 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 08:57 AM
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Thatís an awesome turnout sinvb.

I started installing my side steps yesterday after work and ran out of daylight. They were sitting around in my dads garage from my very first truck new in the box. figured might as well until I can build some sliders. Pics to follow on completion

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post #17342 of 17792 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 11:40 AM
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Our 5th time doing this event and man was the weather wonderful. I'm sure thats why we had such a good turnout. We met some new folks and enjoyed some great food. here are some pictures of the Broncos that showed up. I think I got everyone.





























Damn that's a great sight to see. "I love it when a plan comes together".

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Finally got the 351 out of the blue '89. I pressure-washed it and the engine bay of my black '89. Now it's time for new gaskets all around, and install the GT40s w/magnum roller-tipped rockers from the old 302 and measure for pushrods.

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...or worse, on the MOAB trail.
A gal I went to high school with, she lives and wheels in Utah; she told me MOAB stands for "Mother of all Breakdowns."

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Got to meet Canuckistan97 tonight. He rode over to the house in his denstide BKO. We looked at his floor pans and got an idea on fitment for his replacement pans.

I also finished mounting the passenger side step this evening.


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Dropped transmission, replaced chinese slave cylinder that leaked after one winter with an AMS automotive one. we'll see how that goes.
replaced the clutch master cylinder and line, but on the shake down run (some pretty steep/rocky hills) the slave cylinder must not have been sitting flush and the push rod appears to have jammed up on the inside of the plunger. So I now have a new AMS automotive line and master cylinder that I'm going to install tonight and make sure is sitting flush (the master cylinder/plunger housing requires a bit of grinding to fit to the bronco body, as the cylinder/line i have is for the ZF-S542).

anywho. going to do that and then test again.
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Last night I finished the rke and one touch down install.
Not a write up cause it was a lot of work. But here's some pictures and info.
Rke, harness and one touch relay came from a 94 Taurus and the keypad from a 98 Grand Marquis.
I used the wiring schematic for the Taurus, the bronco lock switches need to be wired to send ground to the module for lock, unlock. That was confusing since my factory service manual for my 88' didn't match wire colors with what was actually in the truck.
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Just sit inside it and did a little daydreaming.

Found some interesting original documentation.


My daughter attempted to fit inside the center console.
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Finally got around to trying something to fix my issues on my Bronco: Replacing the IAC valve.

Well, the top bolt on it was loose and the bottom was not very tight. When I got it off it looked very oily/nasty inside but the disk/stem still moved up/down without resistance. I went ahead and put the new one on with a new gasket. Fired it up and let it idle.

Tore apart the old IAC and the disk and seat were beyond gummed up. Likely this thing was getting stuck shut and not allowing the engine RPM to be controlled... thus it was bogging way down and nearly dying while idling and warming up. The vacuum leak likely didn't help either. The diaphram also looked a little tore inside.

I also added a quick-connect to the battery clamps for my battery tender trickle charger. Now the lawnmower and the lawn tractor (Bronco) have easy means of being charged whenever I wind up killing their batteries again.

The whole while as I did other projects around the garage, the bronco didn't miss a beat. It ALWAYS nearly died once the thermostat started opening/was getting warmed up. Hopefully it'll help a few issues I'd been having since the last snow.

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Tried to start the ol' lady's '78 after sitting through a rough winter.
Turned the key and absolutely nothing. not a light or a buzz or anything.
Put the battery on a charger and let it trickle. Appeared to be fine on the charger dial.
Nothing even tries to happen when I turn the key on acc or start.

I can't even imagine what could kill the power to the ignition switch while sitting for a few months.
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Tried to start the ol' lady's '78 after sitting through a rough winter.

Turned the key and absolutely nothing. not a light or a buzz or anything.

Put the battery on a charger and let it trickle. Appeared to be fine on the charger dial.

Nothing even tries to happen when I turn the key on acc or start.



I can't even imagine what could kill the power to the ignition switch while sitting for a few months.


The battery may still be bad. Swap in another good battery or Get it down to the parts store and have them do a load test.


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That battery is barely over 1 yr. so if it's gone bad, I should have a replacement coming.
We'll see how it goes today after trickle charging over-night.
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That battery is barely over 1 yr. so if it's gone bad, I should have a replacement coming.

We'll see how it goes today after trickle charging over-night.


Thatís good. Gotta love warranties. If it sat without moving over a harsh winter it could have froze and broke the cells inside. It would show 12 volts but wouldnít be able to power anything. Surprised there isnít a light on anywhere though.


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Replaced all the lug nuts and gave it a wash.
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Failed CA smog today...I had to spend $60 to be told I'm a failure... runs clean but failed the EVAP test.... However, I'm a little warry of the results cuz I had to tell the guy where the EVAP canister was so he could pinch it off with his oversized roach clip.. Who knows if he's even running his test equipment right...

Next step for me is to inspect possible gaps. If I can't find any, either I can have the system pressure tested or take it to another shop for smog test.... Last year it failed cuz it ran dirty.. EVAP was fine, so I'm a little crossed. This year it's the reverse. I've read where people have filled their gas tanks to pass EVAP... What do you think?

I used have a guy who would fudge it to pass. His shop closed.. probably got pinched by the law.

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Full tank is fine, just don't overfill it. Getting gasoline in someone's expensive test equipment, I hear, can have dire consequences. Just make sure each rubber hose is not split or dry, and all components are fully installed in the tank. I once had something pop the rollover valve out of Eddie's tank (likely heat/vapor expansion) because the factory rubber ring was dry rotted. dumped a gallon or more of gas on the ground before I discovered it.

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That battery is barely over 1 yr. so if it's gone bad, I should have a replacement coming.
We'll see how it goes today after trickle charging over-night.
Make sure the main cable connections at the battery and on the solenoid are clean and tight. Turn on the headlights for a quick check of whether you actually have juice flowing into the harness.
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Well, I haven't done it YET, but...
My power steering hose is leaking like a sieve. The truck originally had no power steering, so I bought a new pump, but I kept the hose that came with it. It started leaking so I pulled one off some junkyard truck which unsurprisingly, also started leaking. This time, it was far worse: the blow-back was so bad that the whole corner of the engine (along with my spot where I park) was coated in a thin layer of power steering fluid. So I broke down and bought a new hose for the pump. I was nervous initially, because it didn't come with the pressure switch, but when I got it, I noticed that it had a hole to screw the switch into on the bottom end of the hose. So hopefully I can get that sorted out after work today, 'cause I can't stand that whining...

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Wassa matta, you don't like Moaning Sickness?
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Discovered a coolent leak at the lower rad hose to waterpump. Guess I'll be dropping the truck off later this week for repair. Not sure I'll be able to get to it this weekend.

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Dropped my fuel tank and ordered a new one. The right front corner had been repaired by the PO with some epoxy putty and it started leaking. Rockauto had the best price around. After shipping the beat the zone by $20 and the NAPA by $50. It was $98 shipped. Should be here Monday
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