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What Did you Do With Your Bronco Today???

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Finally got a nice day to work on the Bronco, but not what I had planned. Lost my lug nut some where so I had to make that a priority.

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Went ahead and replaced all 20 with new ones from LesSchawb.

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Done.

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Yo,

Think someone needed a lug nut?

 

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Who knows at this point, could of been random and come loose, could of been stolen.When replacing the nut I just wanted all of my lugs to match and the Local LesSchawb had these fancy ones for the right price so I went for it. And I made sure these were tight.

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Speaking of Fancy things added this too,

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Got some vacuum cans painted up. Did a black primer to cover the rust.

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And did A silver to give them a new look.

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Also got some LEDs but am having some issues with them at the moment.

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Sill look good.

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Yo

Good job! Saved $

Have no infomation currently on your socket q.  Will look Monday.. 

 

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Did a lil' wash 'n wax on the Bco.

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Yo,

Still looks GOOD  Skitter!

We missed a total when tall pines snapped in last Northeaster. Pulled some of the branches off.  They're laying in the snow, rest are pulled on lawn.

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Pesky trees. If they arn't dripp'n sap on the paint they're try'n to take ya out the old fashioned way. Glad the Bronco is ok.

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Was almost 70°F when I got home from work today. Thought I'd celebrate by changing the oil.

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yo,

My much better half drove the Bronco to shop, but CEL turned on.  Since a good-guy old time Ford mechanic was on the way, she stopped by.  He scanned, found a misfire ; and a large squirrel nest on driver side valve cover; and chewed fi wire; and chewed connector.  Since squirrel appetizers include Ford fi connectors, he keeps them in stock. Have to spray concentrated peppermint oil around area again.

Here is former chewed fi wiring will snap pics of same area when weather clears.

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Too bad I havn't finish'd my MAF swap. Could of sent ya an extra.

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Do you know how hard it is to find a extra long T40 to take the intake off the Bronco? I spent almost 2 hours driving from one store to the other looking for a long T40.

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So thats the only reason the intake isn't off yet.

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Yo Skitter,

My pal missaug said, "took the torx bit out of the 3/8 fitting and found a 1/4 socket that it would fit into and used 1/4 extension. I put a dab of silicon in the 1/4 socket to keep the torx from falling out."

Home Depot part #XLT40  $21.97 +$1.85 tax and $5.99 shipping
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Removal, Upper Intake Tip & Tool in an 86 5.0; "...This is the Torx T-40 you're going to need to get that pesky inner center screw out with to remove the EFI's upper intake. Trouble is you'll never get that 3/8" drive socket between the runners, with the space the way it is. I just drift the center part of the T-40 out. It happens to be 1/4" hex. Now it's seperated from it's 3/8" host housing. I use contact cement to glue the T-40 bit into a 1/4" drive 1/4" sized socket and then work with several 1/4" rachet extensions, which pass through the intake runners no trouble at all..." 
Source: by Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer)

 

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"This is the Torx T-40 you're going to need to get that pesky inner center screw out with to remove the EFI's upper intake. Trouble is you'll never get that 3/8" drive socket between the runners, with the space the way it is. 
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I just drift the center part of the T-40 out. It happens to be 1/4" hex. 
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Now it's seperated from it's 3/8" host housing 
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I use contact cement to glue the T-40 bit into a 1/4" drive 1/4" sized socket and then work with several 1/4" rachet extensions, which pass through the intake runners no trouble at all. "
or ask local parts store if they loan it out;

Socket Driver, TORX®, Extra Long, T40

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• Applications include service on intake manifold bolts on Ford® 5.0 L engines with fuel injection, model years 1985-1990, etc. Ford®: 5.0L with fuel injection vehicles.

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Application, Engine Service: Remove/install intake manifold bolts

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Got some progress made.

Got the old injector connectors trimmed out of the factory wiring harness. I have no plans to go back to SD after working this hard to get MAF components installed. This also allowed me to wrap up wiring and clean it up so it looks better.

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I also took the time to do some "maintenance items"

~ 8 clean remanufactured fuel injectors

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~ new coolant temp sensor and sending unit

~ New air intake temp sensor

~ New valve cover gaskets

While I was putting the new gaskets on I found a few spots on each cover that was starting to rust so they got some paint. I didn't want to paint them black but I had 6 extra cans of black so I used what I had.

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Still have some more parts to go on before I bolt the intake back together.

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Wow, I havn't posted an up-date in here since March! 0_0

guess that's what happens when I start working long days.

I got all the wiring button'd up and have been driving the Bronco, finding a glitch and fixing that issue and moving on.

Swapped out the old Push Start style TFI for the New CCD TFI.

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Going from the gray to the Black module improved my throttle response greatly. Overall I'm very happy with the results with my MAF conversion. My only issue is how the PCM does the load calculations for 3rd. But I'm finding more and more that I might have a 3rd gear issue caused by the old Bronco computer.  Still liking the feelings of the shifts with the Banks transcommand. Feels like a shift kit.

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