Spent the morning searching around and ordering a few last parts for Dad's 400 pull & repair. I was surprised to find JBG had the set of OEM style exhaust manifolds for the 400. Wish they had a little better description in their stuff though. No idea if they're DORMAN or who/what. Oh well... other than expensive shipping, I've been pretty happy with most purchases through them.
Spent another hour+ searching through YouTube and watching multiple vids to figure out how to deal with the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) in the lil' ladies 2015 F150. I got a real good line on a full set of Fuel TPS rims w/studded snow tires for $800, through a friends work buddy. Not bad for 4x 275/60R20's. Not a big fan of 20" wheels but the deals right and they'll work without messing up her extended warranty. She's not off-roading that rig so the ride cushion lost w/20" wheels shouldn't matter. Black wheels and Cooper M&S Tires with 1 city season on 'em. Her last set of studded Cooper M&S AT's lasted far longer than I ever would have expected on her Yota. Was so glad to figure out that I'll be able to deal with the summer/winter wheel/tire swap myself, rather than all the hassle and expense we go through to pay a tire store do it 2x a year.
Yesterday I had the oil changed for a 3rd time on the '95's fresh 351W. Damn quicky lube robbers charged me $85, saying anything over 5 qts. isn't included and nearly $8 for the last quart.
Oh well. It's been right about 1 year, just over 7k miles and 3 documented oil changes. The only reason I was paying was for possible warranty issues and after 1 yr./7k mi. of running, I'll handle it myself from here out. I'm such a cheap bastard.
While I hesitate to curse myself bragging... I'm really happy with that engine reman some of ya'll helped me through. My Bronco's been running like a top since I installed the raman'd 351W and cut out the CATs. So nice to just jump in and go without being overly concerned. I have to admit though, I'm also driving a lot less since the lil' lady got her '15 F150. With the mileage that 2.7L EB/TT gets, it's just stupid for me to insist on driving us to town in the FSB for all the regular "run arounds".
It is weird as hell though... being chauffeur'd around by her when I'm used to being the driver.