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1988 Bronco II Virginia Trail Build

RumPunch

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Everything was motorcraft, distributor down to plugs. Looking towards fuel issue potentially idk where else to turn.
 


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Well got one of my manual window rust FREE doors installed today. Little time consuming 90% happy with how it shuts so I'm good with that for a trail rig and doing it by myself. Another set of hands or a paint stirrer would have been a huge help.
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Well the hated miss/stutter MAY actually be fixed. After 15 hours on the road today nearly 500 miles and 7 hours of on site customer training and a gps install on a skid steer I walked in the garage and to set tools down and decided to swap the FoMoCo TFI module I had ordered 2 weeks ago out with whatever I had bought before (Carquest Premier/Premium) if I recall correctly. 10 minutes later... See below


"Cold" start and run.

I say "cold" cause it's been 95+ and 80% humidity or more for 2 weeks straight
 

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Those damn TFI modules...

That was a nice send off for the old one.

I thought that miss sounded and looked ignition related.

Really happy you got it figured out...
 

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Haven’t test driven it yet but initial impression is totally fixed. Rear suspension is pulled to bits waiting on this to get some gas to finish disassembly.
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I've been looking for a used set of tanks... torches are on my list. They sure don't give those things away.

Suspension stuff must be showing up by now... right?
 

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Also... did you find a new Motorcraft TFI?
 

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Lift kit is in. All in the garage taking up work space. Lot of close friends deep in weld/fab/line boring and this is the brand suggested without spending a fortune. Gonna buy some bottles but gonna refill a borrowed set to try it out.
 

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Also... did you find a new Motorcraft TFI?
 

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I did. Rock auto wanna say 60 or 80 bucks can’t quite recall.. %1000 (not 100) better off to order what you want online originally and paying a few dollars and waiting for what you want and planned originally than settling for what the 17 year old high school kid has in stock. Can’t believe I fell for that mess honestly.
 

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We've all learned the junk parts lesson.

I think I should buy one before they become extinct. I want to remote mount it too. Still would be nice to keep a spare on hand.
 

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I probably would have thrown the old new one in the glove box... it would at least get you home in a pinch.
 

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I will be ordering another today. Rock auto had them and were cheaper than any auto parts store at account cost.

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SOOOOO done with this project fighting me at EVERY turn.. finally got an evening I could "touch" it and bam smacked in the face, again... The new leaf springs i ordered and installed add-a-leaf's in were no where near correct. Nearly 12" short.. Decided to replace start in on the bad fuel pump on my 84 F-150 and that turned into a disaster so here I am in the living room searching for sleep.. I am really getting tired of fighting spending my own money..
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Uncle Gump

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Lead, Follow or get out of my way
Did those springs come from duff?
 

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