• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

What did YOU do today?


broncc

Well-Known Member
Ham Radio Operator
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
335
Reaction score
581
Points
93
Location
MA, USA
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford Bronco II
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5"
Tire Size
31
My credo
Giving my truck more money than it deserves.
Working on getting the secret project roadworthy. I had to learn how to work on one of those turbo-encabulator things that our forefathers used...

IMG_20231126_134054618.jpg
 


mikkelstuff

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Mar 26, 2018
Messages
613
Reaction score
471
Points
63
Location
Brighton, CO
Vehicle Year
2002
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Finished installing a new whole house furnace humidifier in the sister-in-laws house just down the street. Wouldn't be so bad but my tools just aren't at hand and I always run into something unexpected.

There was an existing humidifier on this furnace but my gawd what cubby workmanship. Gawd I hate messes like that. This humidifier could never have worked - a fan driven Honeywell installed on the high pressure outlet side of the furnace. That piddly fan could never have had enough poop to feed air into the pressure side of the furnace. Furthermore it was largely held in place with duct tape!

My first wife always said I didn't have time for whatever and we should just hire a "professional." There was always time, however, to fix up the mess they left. Finally left her mess behind as well, ha ha.
 

JoshT

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS Banner 2012-2015
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
3,953
Reaction score
1,898
Points
113
Location
Macon/Fort Valley, GA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Broke the bank buying fluids for the engine swap. Wow stuff has gotten expensive.

Gear oil to top off front diff (leaking axle seal) - $11
Coolant - $30 ...doesn't get changed all that often
10w30 & Fliter - $40 ...typical, better than paying someone
Mercon V - $220 (10-14/qt) :shok:

Yeah I didn't buy the Mercon V at the local auto parts store. Instead I found Valvoline Maxlife at Walmart for $25/gal. Was same price as the Walmart Super Tech Mercon V and actually available in quantity I needed. Well available delivered tomorrow. I'd be waiting a few days or hitting several stores to get enough of anything else from anywhere else. Pretty sure it's better quality too, and valvoline lists it as being compatible with Mercon V systems. Still about $125 for transmission fluid, but that's a lot better than the other options.

Also stopped by pick-n-pull to grab the last connector I needed to finish wiring up the swap, now I nust need to find my solder sleeve kit to I can install it. Few more paorts to be delivered and hopefully I'll be able to get this project wrapped up.

That'll have to wait a day or two though. On Saturday I was leaving the scouting function I helped with, stopped to help someone move a disabled vehicle out of the road, and suddenly had and my car wouldn't restart. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Had not choice to get a tow, and discovered the next day that the shifter cable bushing broke sticking it in drive. Parts should be delivered tomorrow to get it fixed, then I'll be able to get back to the Ranger.
 

Robertmangrum.rm

Wannabe Overlander
Supporting Member
RBV's on Boost
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Mar 8, 2021
Messages
1,310
Reaction score
1,657
Points
113
Age
48
Location
Tennessee
Vehicle Year
2020
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5 level kit with rear add a leaf appox. 1.5
Tire Size
305/70r17
My credo
Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
Well I unpacked, went through, and packed back up my camping gear. Got everything together and ready to through in the truck for this weekend's adventure at LBL.
 

bilbo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2016
Messages
800
Reaction score
953
Points
93
Location
South Florida
Vehicle Year
1983
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
0
Total Drop
0
Just got back from an island camping trip on the boat with my son. 2.5 days of lounging in a hammock reading, watching boats go by, cooking good food, and observing wildlife. Sure beats working!

IMG_5952.jpeg
 

sgtsandman

Aircraft Fuel Tank Diver
TRS Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Active
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Ham Radio Operator
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
13,000
Reaction score
12,921
Points
113
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011/2019
Make / Model
Ranger XLT/FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC/2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Pre-2008 lift/Stock
Tire Size
31X10.5R15/265/65R17
It's been a busy couple of weeks with the organizations I volunteer with.

One item of note is we got word that the casket of a solder was coming through the Pittsburgh airport on it's way to it's final resting place in Ohio. We took steps to make sure it got a proper military reception and send off as it was unloaded from the plane and loaded into the hearse. We don't get those often and only had a little over a day to make it work but we got 'er done.
 

Blmpkn

Toilet enthusiast
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
5,543
Reaction score
6,445
Points
113
Location
Southern maine
Vehicle Year
2023
Make / Model
Ford Bronco
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5"
Tire Size
285/75/18
My credo
Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.

Woke up and swore about another snowstorm.. then made an attempt at making the best of it 👌

I really hate advancetrac though -__-
 

Angry Possum

No Fat Chicks, Truck Will Scrape
Supporting Member
Law Enforcement
Joined
Sep 18, 2021
Messages
597
Reaction score
477
Points
63
Location
Staten Island NY
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ranger XLT SC
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0 OHV
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
N/A
Total Drop
N/A
Tire Size
235 75 15
My credo
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.
Watching Hockey on a lazy rainy Saturday.
 

superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,337
Reaction score
2,760
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
Pulled a monater sized wxplorer front sway bar at the local junkyard. I also inspected and measured the rear bronco2 sway bar for Lefty but its not the 1" bar, its a 3/4" bar.


The wxplorer bar was around 1 3/8s if i remember where the ranger front was around 1", i think. Either way, holy cow is it huge compared to the ranger so that sucker will probably get put on today after i mount all these "floating" shelves the wife wants put up in the kitchen
20240323_092221.jpg
 

sgtsandman

Aircraft Fuel Tank Diver
TRS Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Active
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Ham Radio Operator
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
13,000
Reaction score
12,921
Points
113
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011/2019
Make / Model
Ranger XLT/FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC/2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Pre-2008 lift/Stock
Tire Size
31X10.5R15/265/65R17
Laundry day. It's too wet to do any of the work I'd want to do.
 

superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,337
Reaction score
2,760
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
Put new monster sized explorer front sway bar on. Wow, its like 3/8 thicker than the stock edge front bar
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Well-Known Member
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,421
Reaction score
6,321
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
95
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.9L
Transmission
Manual
Put new monster sized explorer front sway bar on. Wow, its like 3/8 thicker than the stock edge front bar
You will like it. I did the bigger Explorer front bar, the Explorer rear axle run in spring under with the Explorer rear suspension goodies and lowered. I can actually tell that my limitations in cornering are tire squish now. Need to scare up some 18” Explorer rims and get some tires that work out to around 29” and nice and wide which should take most of that away. I have 31x10.50-15 on it now and they’re way too much sidewall for a street machine.
 

superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,337
Reaction score
2,760
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
it feels a lot more solid now. i didn't have any complaints before, except in a strong side wind, which is very common here. but the front feels a lot more solid in all driving situations, so far.

and i have to big a tire for sporty driving too. i think i will go back and inspect that bronco2 rear bar some more to see if its good, or if its too corroded to use. if its good, its a decent amount larger than my rear bar so i will grab it and install it on my truck.
 

sgtsandman

Aircraft Fuel Tank Diver
TRS Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Active
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Ham Radio Operator
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
13,000
Reaction score
12,921
Points
113
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011/2019
Make / Model
Ranger XLT/FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC/2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Pre-2008 lift/Stock
Tire Size
31X10.5R15/265/65R17
Other than went to work, not much. I did do a 5.25 mile hike around the base with my 37 pound SAR pack. The base is all hills and valleys. So, while not as tough as hiking a trail, it was a pretty good work out. My SAR unit has some 10 and 20 mile hikes planned this year. So, I have my work cut out building up to that. To think, some people do that and longer for fun...
 

broncc

Well-Known Member
Ham Radio Operator
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
335
Reaction score
581
Points
93
Location
MA, USA
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford Bronco II
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5"
Tire Size
31
My credo
Giving my truck more money than it deserves.
I finished repairs on my secret project. Trying to insure it now and get it on the road this week. Anyone who knows Fords well enough should be able to guess what it is...

IMG_20240324_203850192.jpg

All that time spent welding up the Bronco paid off here. Its not beautiful, but I did hammer it out in a few hours and the seat fits correctly.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Members online

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Latest posts

Truck of The Month


Mudtruggy
May Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top