1989 Eddie Bauer 5.0
After months of searching for Broncos under the 3 grand range, and going through the pains of seeing chopped and cut on Broncos ( one had a wet rag wedged in the master cylinder reservoir as a cap), I settled on one that had the motor and a list of other things replaced. This seemed to be the lesser of all the other evils I had witnessed, and a good mechanical foundation for a forever Bronco. The ignition switch was busted, so the owner wired a start button under the dash. You have to turn the switch to "start" (shuts off in run position) and pushed the button. Great. The rear window works with the key, but not the dash switch. Cool. The speedometer doesn't work. The previous owner said he bought a new transfer case with electronic speed output, although the speedometer is cable driven. I don't understand that, but great. Just great. At least the AC has new components. But it doesn't work. PO says the evaporator leaks. Fine. Drove it 2 hours home. It had sat for 2 years after the PO's wife passed away. Which explains the slight wheel vibration I felt on the 2 the drive home. Flat spots on tires. The more I look at it, the more things I find. But it's mine. Hopefully forever. Join my adventure as the list grows and hopefully shortens from time to time.