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What Did you Do With Your Bronco Today???

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Went to Webster, Texas to meet the kids for Mary's birthday. No offroading, just street roading. 

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Worked on my bronco, after cleaning up Dana 44 bell housing and other series of parts me and my brother came to the conclusion it would be cheaper to go to the junk yard and just get the entire front end assembly.

 

Rock auto cheapest found ring and pinion 133$

Seal, shim and bearings roughly just for housing and internals 120$

Seal, cup, race, bearings about $200 from left front to right front just on cv axles.

Soo I spent the rest of the day with my daughter to brighten up from all the bronco gloom :)

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I just walked passed mine on the way to the drive the Spark at 39 mpg.  Dang. 

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Ran it around the block just to keep fluids moving. Now resting in garage. 

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Fired it up this morning, I've been building my '89 since 2013. It's got an electrical issue, needs new rear end, (possibly front). And a shit ton of body work.

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Did an engine swap last year, and in the midst of taking the hood off I had propped up with one bolt in, I went to go get help to take the hood off, and it slid right off snapping the bolt in the process, turns out who ever put the hood scoop on it used about 50lbs worth of bondo.

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Yo Bobby,

Welcome!

 

Previous owners often devise off the wall "fixes".

 

When you have time, please fill out Profile and Signature with year, engine/tranny/Xfer case/hub type info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. for better responses.

Try to limit any questions you have to one per post so we don't get confused because I am old and often forget my name.

Click your name in right black panel in upper right;

In pop up,

Click, My Profile

Click, Edit My Profile in right side black panel

In left panel, Click, Edit Signature

Enter info

Click, Save Changes

 

Looking forward to pics and helping!

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Yo,

Click your name in right black panel in upper right;

In pop up,

Click, My Profile

Click, Edit My Profile in right side black panel

In left panel, Click, Edit Signature

Enter info

Click, Save Changes

 

My profile is very slow to load. Will enter your info if you desire, just enter it here..

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Yo,

I had to edit my previous reply on how to add info to your profile. Info should go into your signature that is part of profile.

My profile freezes for minutes at a time.. will ask Administrator to resolve this and make signature addition and changes easier to do.

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Ok, lets fire up this thread hard core now, If you did anything fun with your Bronco we want to know.

 

I bought my '91 Bronco just about a month ago now and it wasn't perfect but for what I wanted it was the right Bronco. I has a few dents, some missing paint, and quite a few rock chips but I feel those marks tell a story. I plan on filling in the missing paint and making those rock chips less noticeable. The Bco will need a repaint to be perfect but till then hiding the gray metal doesn't sound like a bad plan.

 

So far what I have done with the Bronco is remove the aftermarket Alarm system because it just didn't work. After that I removed the trailer brake not because it didn't work but for the simple reason that it was a low $ model that some body wired in with romex. Not cool. Out that crap went.

 

Just this weekend I cleaned up the fog on the headlights so now they look much better.

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I also replaced the rear Drums. Just the drums, the pads were fine but the drums didn't match and that caused braking issues. That problem is gone now. When the weather is warmer and sunny I have plans to take off the drums and paint them along with the spare tire rack. It is slightly rusty at the moment. I'd do somemore of the high dollar stuff but I'm just trying to take the aged look out of the vehicle and make it look new for not too much $$$.

 

So thats what is going on in this corner of the world, what are the rest of you all doing?

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Yo Skitter,

Enjoy your 91 this summer!

 

I was able to sit behind the wheel and drive back and forth in the driveway for the first time since August 2015!  So the dark cloud is gone and I can soon try a few short trips in the woods.  

No major work needed now, will  wait for pollen to drop, then change air filter; clean fresh air intake in cowl through vents, interior; try to compound & wax paint.

 

 

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Waxed up the Bronco an took it to a Cars and Coffee event. Got a few tips on what I could do to make the paint better but for just having it for a few weeks I'm happy with how it looked.

 

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I got some clear corner markers from AFT Parts (http://aftparts.com/?page_id=10) to replace the amber ones. I plan to have those in next time I take the Bronco. Only delay with putting those in is I want to put new headlights in too because the current ones allow water into them.

 

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Time to do an oil change. Thought I would try a oil that claims to be great.

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But even though I'm experimenting with oil the filter is one that I have loved using for years.

The Bosch Distance Plus is a great filter and really helps keep the oil clean. 

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Did the Dome light mod on my Bco.

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Too this,

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 ~Light is out of a 1999 Expedition

I can't really call it a mod because putting in the new light required no wire switching or nothing just plug and play.

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Knocked out a few items on my list of Reclaiming HP in the Bronco.

~ New set of Motorcraft spark plugs gap'd to .055

~ New MSD ignition coil

~ Timing set to 13° BTDC. Tryed for 13.5° but it turned to 14°after tightening down the nut.

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Spent a few hours polishing the Bronco to take some photos.

 

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Spark Plug Wires

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Banks Transmission control. Piggyback module.

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Removed the factory wiring and added x2 4gauge wires on the back of my 3g alt.

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Yep. The price was good and the performance comparable to some $80 wires I was looking at too.

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According to this thread the only one working on or having fun with their Bronco is me. Hello out there!

 

Wanna put this here for any body interested. Most the photos of this that go into my Bronco go on to my instagram. Check it weekly and you'll be kept up to date with the things I work on.

https://www.instagram.com/skitter302/

 

I also cleaned my throttle body and since then had a high idle issue, I guess something happened to my IAC in the process because I could get a good idle with it unplugged better then with it plugged in. I try'd cleaning it many times but the effort was in vane. Now I have a new IAC and very thing works much better now. Talk about a self inflected wound.

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Map sensor went out, Thankfully it was under warrently at O'reilly.

 

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$0 repair but annoying when the engine dies in the middle of the street.

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