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Papaw's BII


ford4wd08

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Small update, as I drove to work today, the odometer rolled over to 70,000 miles (I'm fairly certain those are original), regardless, I've put right at 10,000 miles on this rig since I picked it up in 2019.

Not too bad, my mileage has slowed down a lot since my commute went from 30 miles one way to 3, lol, but I still drive the Bronco almost every day and for sure every week.

Couple of small things I've straightened out in the past few months, I finally, I mean finally got the timing set and holding. I did not realize how long the bolt had been backing out and loosening on me on the hold down. I bought a stubby ratcheting wrench from harbor freight and was able to slip it under the exhaust cross over tube and really put some solid torque on it.

I also added the solenoid to the throttle to hold it open when I put the AC on, it seems to be working well, it won't push the throttle open, but will hold it and it retracts when I cut off the AC, so no more dieseling problems like last summer.

Thermostat and radiator are doing well. Really just been enjoying driving it.

I will need a tie rod at some point soon, and have shocks to install on the shelf, but otherwise just putting good gas in it and driving it.
 


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Thanks for the update. Driving a B2 just puts a smile on your face.

You've done a great job with this truck.
 

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Another year, another update. Bronco has almost 75,000 miles on it now and has been very reliable. My commute has changed to about 15 miles round trip per day which I think is about perfect for getting everything up to temp and going good.

I did have to recharge the AC yesterday, but it is cooling well. Might have a small leak, but noticed the high pressure cap has gone missing. I'll replace it and keep an eye on it, it still worked, just needed more of a charge. First I've put in it in 2 years.

I'm looking to source a NOS fan clutch, I don't believe the aftermarket one I put on is working well. I think that could help improve some of my cooling conditions for radiator and AC.

Anyhow, have more odds and ends to replace, but just go jump in it and go.
 

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