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Old 05/18/18, 08:51 AM   #16
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You probably don't want to know about the friend of mine who drove a car home on the windshield washer squirter. Those pump will make about 35PSI which is enough to drive an EFI engine. Gallon of gas in the washer reservoir and hold it in wash. Made it the couple miles back to his house. Also the car was missing brake rotors in the front. That's not even the propane in the A/C system, 2x6 wood block suspension lift, the rewire job with only 1 spool of red wire and a handful of alligator clips.
Propane is actually a good refrigerant if wasn’t flammable.

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Old 05/18/18, 10:02 AM   #17
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It leaked. But that was when the camp stove propane cans were $2 a pop and R12 was getting hard to get and took a license. It was really cold A/C. The low pressure switch went bad and he ran a jumper wire so it ran all the time. But it didn't freeze up because he overfilled it with oil. The excess oil hurt the thermal transfer enough to keep it from freezing up.

He knew enough to keep it running. It didn't have enough power to kill itself. Was too poor to get anything better. Most of this stuff was done at home so it would run good enough to leave, not fixes on the road to get home.

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Old 05/18/18, 10:23 AM   #18
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You probably don't want to know about the friend of mine who drove a car home on the windshield washer squirter. Those pump will make about 35PSI which is enough to drive an EFI engine. Gallon of gas in the washer reservoir and hold it in wash. Made it the couple miles back to his house. Also the car was missing brake rotors in the front. That's not even the propane in the A/C system, 2x6 wood block suspension lift, the rewire job with only 1 spool of red wire and a handful of alligator clips.
that is amazing - talk about macgyver-ing it

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Old 05/18/18, 10:36 AM   #19
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Not out of a Bronco but...

So I pulled this out of a 57 Napco GMC that I'm rebuilding. I honestly don't understand what people are thinking sometimes...









Just for Fun you might also enjoy the CL ad I've posted to get rid of it.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...592457545.html


Edit: It's much better now (Ignore the puddle of brake fluid and the exhaust (that will go soon)).


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love the craigslist post - hilarious - you may get someone to take that!

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Old 05/18/18, 01:07 PM   #21
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love the craigslist post - hilarious - you may get someone to take that!
LOL! I already did. I reposted the ad for you all. Post something for free on CL and it's gone. Doesn't matter what it is. Somebody will take it. (of course they're probably casing your house at the same time but....)

PS. Just to add to the issue above. Front Diff was original, geared 3.90:1 rear was 3.54:1. Can't wait to tear into the transfer case.
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Old 05/18/18, 03:18 PM   #22
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Not on a Bronco, but when we bought a 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan it would drip gas constantly from the carb when the engine wasn't running unless the fuel line was shut off (gravity feed with no fuel pump).

We pulled the carb apart and found a damaged gasket and a bent float, so the needle valve never shut off and then it would leak out the damaged gasket.

Simple enough fix, but then the engine wouldn't start. We figured it had to be fuel related (always check the last fools work) so we chased the fuel path through the carb. Found out there was a fuel passage that had never been drilled out! Some clever PO had figured out that making the carb overflow in just the right place would let it run! Had to be that way since the carb was new (but no idea when that carb was installed, I'm hoping it wasn't in 1929!).

So we did our own Bubba fix and drilled through the side of the carb to drill out the missing passage. Then we hammered a lead fishing sinker into the side of the carb so it wouldn't leak there. Perfect!

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Old 05/18/18, 10:34 PM   #23
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This is what the floor brace looked like when I got started on my Bronco! Only part that wasn’t rusted!

Almost forgot to add, someone had used that same roll of red wire to make a wiring harness. Ground wires, hot wires, all red.
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74 half cab, uncut, under construction.
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Old 05/19/18, 06:00 AM   #24
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How to make a 6" lift with stock shocks and springs. Brake line too long, tie a knot in it.




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