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Today 02:54 PM
SRWillis
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Originally Posted by miesk5 View Post
[B]Yes, this is probably our fourth or fifth squirrel squatting issue with our 96.]
I'd be gettin' the 12ga, or at least a pellet gun out!
Today 12:17 PM
miesk5
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Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
Damn man. What's that... the 3rd or 4th time for you? You might try hooking up a mesh bag of mothballs under the hood and see if that keeps the little bastards out of there.
Yes, this is probably our fourth or fifth squirrel squatting issue with our 96.
We have used the attached concentrated Peppermint, Apple Cider Vinegar, plus cayenne pepper.
We too hang the mixture in a towel remnant plastic bag from hood Pepe`, but remove it before driving.
We lapsed recently from using the bag because most previous incursions were in cold weather.
Moth balls are soon to be added, but they are difficult to remove from the little bastards��



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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
Peppermint spray works really well too. Tomcat puts out a great boundary spray peppermint and a few other natural things. Works really well. We got it at Walmart in the seasonal section, but lowes also carries tomcat products and gives veteran discounts
Yo MOM, we too use concentrated Peppermint in our mixture! And apply some drops atop each front tire when not planning to use the 96 for remainder of day/night

Yo Handy_andy_cv64,
"I'd rather smell hot peppermint than hot naphalene. Sorry Pepe`.
Oh, and the 'AGM-130 Bunker Buster' comment made me laugh my @$$ off. Thank you."
Yo Andy,
You are too most welcome!
BTW “I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory.”
Today 12:48 AM
Handy_andy_cv64 I'd rather smell hot peppermint than hot naphalene. Sorry Pepe`.

Oh, and the 'AGM-130 Bunker Buster' comment made me laugh my @$$ off. Thank you.
Yesterday 06:03 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by BikerPepe` View Post
Damn man. What's that... the 3rd or 4th time for you? You might try hooking up a mesh bag of mothballs under the hood and see if that keeps the little bastards out of there.
Peppermint spray works really well too. Tomcat puts out a great boundary spray peppermint and a few other natural things. Works really well. We got it at Walmart in the seasonal section, but lowes also carries tomcat products and gives veteran discounts
Yesterday 02:38 PM
BikerPepe`
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Originally Posted by miesk5 View Post
Yo,
Squirrels ate wiring again and left a fully constructed condo atop drive side valve cover!
Pic is after the condo was wiped out by an AGM-130 Bunker Buster Bomb.
Damn man. What's that... the 3rd or 4th time for you? You might try hooking up a mesh bag of mothballs under the hood and see if that keeps the little bastards out of there.
08-18-2019 10:59 PM
Ford 4x4 Just finished up my 4 bolt and saginaw swap. It's nice to be able to turn again.

Unfortunately, the Texas heat softened up the glue holding my rearview mirror so now that's ziptied to my visor.
08-18-2019 10:47 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
Iíd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Exactly what I always tell my boys
Can't go wrong with thinking like that
08-18-2019 09:50 PM
Mangonesailor Just drove it to get it inspected. Guys at the quickie lube were all about it... until they told me "You've should've gotten a 4wd one."

I asked why they thought it was, and they were looking for the transfer case that usually sticks down.

Needless to say they got edumacated that day. Early 20's guys, tsk tsk.
08-18-2019 05:13 PM
MS88Bronc
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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
Neat @MS88Bronc I presume under regular use (think of us Street Queens who do light trails) a ps cooler isn't really a major need but for someone like u who does the hard core off road it's more of a necessity?

Yeah, thereís really no need to go with an auxiliary cooler for PS if most of your driving is on road. But when driving for long periods of time at speed under 15-20 mph, itís good to have some help from the fan or an e-fan. Honestly, itís overkill for me too since I donít do a ton of off road driving either. But, Iíd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
08-18-2019 04:47 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
The stock PS cooler looked like this - not much of a cooler:


I upgraded to this aux cooler when I did my Saginaw and 4 bolt steering gear swap. The black rubber line you see there goes to the cooler and then down below, the return line from the cooler goes through a magnetic oil filter and back to the pump.

Neat @MS88Bronc I presume under regular use (think of us Street Queens who do light trails) a ps cooler isn't really a major need but for someone like u who does the hard core off road it's more of a necessity? Thanks for explaining all that. Love learning from u guys

Hey @miesk5 y'all need a heart emoji for me sometimes a thumbs up just isn't enough to express my gratitude (see... Just doesn't quite do it)
08-18-2019 03:04 PM
miesk5 Yo,
Squirrels ate wiring again and left a fully constructed condo atop drive side valve cover!
Pic is after the condo was wiped out by an AGM-130 Bunker Buster Bomb.
08-18-2019 01:39 AM
MS88Bronc
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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
Nice... I didn't know they could do coolers like that for power steering...

The stock PS cooler looked like this - not much of a cooler:


I upgraded to this aux cooler when I did my Saginaw and 4 bolt steering gear swap. The black rubber line you see there goes to the cooler and then down below, the return line from the cooler goes through a magnetic oil filter and back to the pump.

08-18-2019 01:32 AM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
To be honest, Iím not sure about an 82 - I think those had glass sealed headlights? Itís probably a slightly different process.

To answer your question, the cooler with the electric fan on it is the trans cooler and the other one is for the power steering system.
Nice... I didn't know they could do coolers like that for power steering systems.

Any yeah. Glass sealed headlights.
08-18-2019 01:30 AM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by bmad01 View Post
there is a Clear Coat that was sprayed on the outside of the headlights. It is just now starting to peel off! HUMMmmm.... What to do now...
Strip the rest off with some stripese and spray new clear coat on em?
08-17-2019 09:15 PM
Kingfish999 decided to do something my my 88 today since its been untouched since last offroad trip in march. bought a cheap boat bimini top on Amazon for 130$ and modified much shorter to fit on the bronco. poor mans version of a soft top cause im not spending $500+ on a softtop doe a truck used twice a year, but would really like some shade for the 3 day long events. i got one with rods in the back so it folds back and includes a cover for protection when folded up so it hopefully should last a good few years and can be towed at high speeds



08-17-2019 08:40 PM
MS88Bronc
What did you do to your bronco today?

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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
They look GREAT @MS88Bronc Exactly what I want to do to my 82. Do u think it would still be easier to just pull the whole front bezel on mine like u did with yours to do it?
Question... What are the 2 secondary coolers on the front of your radiator for? I know ones transmission but...

To be honest, Iím not sure about an 82 - I think those had glass sealed headlights? Itís probably a slightly different process.

To answer your question, the cooler with the electric fan on it is the trans cooler and the other one is for the power steering system.
08-17-2019 08:32 PM
bmad01
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
New headlights, marker lights, and turn signal lights installed. FYI, itís easier to just pull the whole damn front bezel and do everything - and the battery and reservoir too. Lights fit OK for Taiwanese pieces - one small area slightly askew but not terrible. Looks lots better though. Harness and new zXe bulbs are in also - using the relays that came with it for now until I add the aux lights coming soon, when Iíll use better relays for these and the aux lights. Tonight I will aim the lights and post a pic of how they look at night.




Nice work! I ended up doing just as you did. I found Chrystal Clear headlight housings only on Ebay and put them in with the zXe bulbs. I reused the Amber blinkers and Chrome frameworks tho. Still a pain in the ass. I remember some know it all here said this was an hour and a half job! More like a 5 to 6 hour job and he'd never work on any of my stuff!
That was a few years ago and there is a Clear Coat that was sprayed on the outside of the headlights. It is just now starting to peel off! HUMMmmm.... What to do now...
08-17-2019 07:33 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
New headlights, marker lights, and turn signal lights installed. FYI, it’s easier to just pull the whole damn front bezel and do everything - and the battery and reservoir too. Lights fit OK for Taiwanese pieces - one small area slightly askew but not terrible. Looks lots better though. Harness and new zXe bulbs are in also - using the relays that came with it for now until I add the aux lights coming soon, when I’ll use better relays for these and the aux lights. Tonight I will aim the lights and post a pic of how they look at night.




They look GREAT @MS88Bronc Exactly what I want to do to my 82. Do u think it would still be easier to just pull the whole front bezel on mine like u did with yours to do it?
Question... What are the 2 secondary coolers on the front of your radiator for? I know ones transmission but...
08-17-2019 07:26 PM
BroncMom What'd I do to my bronco today? Got it all covered in dirt, dust n crud edging the gd yard Maybe some day I'll have a garage she fits in :
08-17-2019 06:46 PM
Ky1M Anybody no where to buy a brass copper heater core for the 78 with ac
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