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I'm thinking that's the line that goes from the thermactor to the air pump but the PO may have "deleted" the air pump. I hope I'm getting the name right but there's a tube on the rear of the engine that crosses from head to head and has that thermactor (air control) valve in the center and that rubber hose coming off the top. If the air pump was deleted, plugging it off there would be easier than getting behind the engine to remove the cross tube and plug the outlets on the back of the heads, without pulling the engine.

DISCLAIMER: I'm NOT a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination but I've pulled and replaced a few of these engines.
 

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Looks like my old '89 (VIN ending in 46708), but I GUARANTEE that none of that 'repair work' you've documented is mine. If it is, I'd bet that there is still mud in places in the body and frame.
 

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I'm thinking that's the line that goes from the thermactor to the air pump but the PO may have "deleted" the air pump. I hope I'm getting the name right but there's a tube on the rear of the engine that crosses from head to head and has that thermactor (air control) valve in the center and that rubber hose coming off the top. If the air pump was deleted, plugging it off there would be easier than getting behind the engine to remove the cross tube and plug the outlets on the back of the heads, without pulling the engine.

DISCLAIMER: I'm NOT a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination but I've pulled and replaced a few of these engines.
You might be on to something there. I'm going with smog delete. Final answer. Moving on now...... Hahaha.
 

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Looks like my old '89 (VIN ending in 46708), but I GUARANTEE that none of that 'repair work' you've documented is mine. If it is, I'd bet that there is still mud in places in the body and frame.
Owner's grandson told me his grandpa was second owner, and the original owners wife had stood on the roof to reach gutters or something. Hence the 2 dents on the roof. So if you have a wife that prefers Bronco roofs over ladders, it might be yours. And she might oughta try a salad or 2 if it is. LOL
 

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Owner's grandson told me his grandpa was second owner, and the original owners wife had stood on the roof to reach gutters or something. Hence the 2 dents on the roof. So if you have a wife that prefers Bronco roofs over ladders, it might be yours. And she might oughta try a salad or 2 if it is. LOL
Come to think of it, mine had a tan hood, so I'm pretty sure it wasn't mine. I don't think my wife could put dents in the hood if she tried, but I'll tell her you said to lay off the pasta. I'll post back after my recovery, or if they have internet in the hospital.
 

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Went scavenging at the local pull a part. Didn't find much. Found the plastic cover that goes over the throttle cables at the plenum, so I'll take that small improvement as a win. I was feeling pretty good about the old beast, so I thought I'd do some vacuuming in the back. I found some interesting things in the left pocket. Suddenly, none of the half assed repairs surprise me. It all makes sense.
https://flic.kr/p/2jkoaSa
 

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Hey now. I'll have you know that I partake of the marijuana pipe and my work is well researched, clean and works... sooner or later. ;)
 
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