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86 Bronco II... G-Unit

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I would probably do some probing around to check voltages at your TPS and see if someone messed with the throttle stop, in addition to making sure your IAC is functional.

I have had weird issues with vehicles that have sat for a while that I think I can attribute to injectors gummed up with old fuel. My wife's '87 did that, even after a fresh tank/pump/filter/fuel... the idle would fluctuate between barely running and 1000+ RPM. I just let it sit and run for quite a while and it eventually cleared up and runs great now. My V8 truck did something similar when I pulled it out of storage after 2 years last week too. Maybe yours just needs some run time on it to get the blood flowing.
 


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I would probably do some probing around to check voltages at your TPS and see if someone messed with the throttle stop, in addition to making sure your IAC is functional.

I have had weird issues with vehicles that have sat for a while that I think I can attribute to injectors gummed up with old fuel. My wife's '87 did that, even after a fresh tank/pump/filter/fuel... the idle would fluctuate between barely running and 1000+ RPM. I just let it sit and run for quite a while and it eventually cleared up and runs great now. My V8 truck did something similar when I pulled it out of storage after 2 years last week too. Maybe yours just needs some run time on it to get the blood flowing.
Like a quick run down to Attica in a couple weeks...

Great chance to blow the cobs out of it!

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The peer pressure in Attica would be overwhelming. I haven't ruled that drive out... but it is looking less likely everyday.

This old truck has sat for 15 plus years... it's gonna need lots of tinkering. If I give it a vacuum leak... it's smooth running at about 1000 rpms. I did have 12 volts at the IAC but that's as far as I got. I did plan on dialing in the anti dieseling screw and the TPS while I'm in there fooling with it. The exhaust smell rich and it smokes a little bit at operating temp. Not oil or anti freeze... just smells rich. The oil is clean but I think I'm gonna change it before I continue... new filter and get my gauges up and running too.

My wife thought I didn't have enough to do... so she bought a fixer upper house about 6 doors down the road to ensure I have plenty to do. We close on it today... YAY!!!
 

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And yeah... we needed another house in Illinois like I needed another hole on the head. Thankfully it was about the cost of the lot in our neighborhood.
 

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And yeah... we needed another house in Illinois like I needed another hole on the head. Thankfully it was about the cost of the lot in our neighborhood.
Something has to pay for the Beach house in Florida. ;)
 

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And yeah... we needed another house in Illinois like I needed another hole on the head. Thankfully it was about the cost of the lot in our neighborhood.
Does it have a garage tho?
 

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Does it have a garage tho?
That would be awesome if it did... but it doesn't. It has a big lot and I thought maybe I would put one of those metal garage/sheds on it. The plan is to fix it up a bit and our youngest is going to rent it... until she repairs her credit enough to pull a mortgage. It sounds good in a perfect world... but I think it's going to be a nightmare.
 

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I really feel you need to play a more active role in shopping for these fixer upper house projects... you keep making her do all the legwork and you are never going to get one with a shop. :no2:
 
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i am not familiar with the term spear head, what do you mean exactly?
I really feel you need to play a more active role in shopping for these fixer upper house projects... you keep making her do all the legwork and you are never going to get one with a shop. :no2:
I was the one that found the house we live in now. She sold our old house and we needed a house with very few houses on the market. Well... that didn't have grossly inflated asking prices. I really don't want to live here but... zestimate says we've made enough on this house to buy the one 6 doors down.

We've discussed putting one of those metal garages up at the new place she just bought... and it may very well be what we do. I'll store the Bronco in it as long as it's rented. If the kid pulls a mortgage... I'll be back at square one. That metal garage won't do anything but up our selling price and make it a bit more attractive come selling time.

She already knows the place in Michigan will either have a nice shop... or one will be built the day after we close that deal.
 

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