1993 Ford Bronco
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1993 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: Resurrected THRICE
Mileage: 186759
Engine: Jasper 5.8L with less than 4Kmi when it was abandoned the first time for 6 years.
Drivetrain: E4OD, not rebuilt yet; BW1356 ESOF, still working; stock Dana44IFS open 3.54 w/stock auto hub locks; rebuilt Ford 8.8" TracLok 3.55, stock F&R sway bars, stock quad front & regular rear shocks (Carquest Bruiser Gas XL), BFG AT/TA-KO 32x11.50R15
Notes: Abandoned by my brother-in-law in '03, and left in a wooded area for 6 years. In addition to the leaves, spider webs, mildew, vines, trees, & wasps all over it, the battery was dead, the ignition lock cylinder had to be drilled out after the keys were lost, the MLPS is bad, the starter relay is intermittent, the smog pump & A/C compressor were seized, the fuel pump was clogged, the gas was bad, the t/g window switches didn't work, the wiper motor makes a LOT of noise, the wipers were torn, the brakes were rusted, the tires were almost 6 years old, the carpet was filthy, and all the fluids had to be changed.

It was originally purchased by a medical student. When he became a doctor in '02, he drove it to the Land Rover dealership that my brother-in-law & I were remodelling & traded it in. I bet he wishes he had kept it. My b-i-l bought it before it was wholesaled, but got bored with it after a couple of years. He went to a KingRanch F250, then a Jag XK8, & now an H2.

My g/f's nephew decided he wanted a Bronco for his first vehicle, and after searching for a month, we realized it would be cheaper to bring this one back than to buy someone else's problems. So I spent a few months fixing it, and then gave it to him. He wrecked it a month later. It has taken about 4 months of evenings & weekends to get it driveable again.

Then he lost his license, so it sat another year before he could go back to abusing & neglecting it for a couple of years. He finally traded it for an economical car, so I bought it back.
Last Updated: 2/14/2015
Hits: 36040
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folder Base album350033,346011/5/092/3/15
    folder Storage Problems170021,655011/6/097/2/14
    folder A/C Conversion to R-134a150021,222011/24/092/13/15
    folder Exhaust Leak130029,323011/30/094/30/14
    folder First Wreck480042,16501/19/101/26/15
    folder Axle WTF40022609/5/149/6/14
folder Now it's MINE!66005,40008/30/142/8/15
    folder New Parts23001,98109/15/142/14/15
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32 hits | 102.79 KB | Posted: 2/8/15

The timing cover is pretty rough around the coolant journals, but I think it'll be OK
33 hits | 112.42 KB | Posted: 2/8/15

One sleeve stayed in the block; the other in the timing cover. I extracted both so I could be sure the surfaces were clean & flat. This spiral extractor is gripping the inside (the UNcritical side) in several places while keeping the sleeve round. ...
45 hits | 137.46 KB | Posted: 2/7/15

Thankfully, there was no sign of sludge having flaked off the original intake. The timing chain was still VERY tight, but I'm not putting it back. The pan gasket was cork, but the valve covers were steel-reinforced nitrile.

Since the long block se...
44 hits | 134.81 KB | Posted: 2/7/15

The yard is dry and the air is warm (enough), so I got the torque converter nuts out and pulled the engine.
39 hits | 147.02 KB | Posted: 2/3/15

JY hitch receiver
47 hits | 127.86 KB | Posted: 2/2/15

All the basic indications are that this engine was still in pretty good shape, and running OK. It looks like #5 might have been pulling in a little coolant, and #8 was probably getting some PCV sludge.
39 hits | 115.19 KB | Posted: 2/2/15

Before removing the heat shield to actually inspect it, I'm just going to assume the left mount is ruined. The right certainly is.
48 hits | 129.62 KB | Posted: 1/29/15

This proves that all the gunk on the intake is from before - this engine has been sitting ~4.5 months and the valley almost looks fresh-from-the-crate.
48 hits | 137.43 KB | Posted: 1/29/15

The flaking crust on the intake is still there from the original engine - the shop that installed this reman didn't clean it thoroughly. So I expect to find several flakes in the bottom of the pan, &/or in the oil pump pickup screen. I'll probably ...
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4625 hits | 73.03 KB | Posted: 11/13/09

After replacing the muffler, I could hear that the blower would only run at HI speed, so I bought a new resistor. When I pulled the old one, I saw why it had overheated - a squirrel nest in the squirrel cage. Part of the blower was chewed away, cau...
4365 hits | 80.72 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

To extract the broken bolt, I used a Snap-On A80A stud remover/installer. Afterward, I chased all the threads with a rethreading kit & thread files. Then all were rinsed with brake cleaner (including inside the heads & the EGR fittings) and coated ...
3581 hits | 74.58 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

With the wheelwell gone, it's easy to inspect the frame ground, just inboard of the spring tower on top of the frame rail. The battery ground cable is stripped ~3/4" and a tab is soldered on so it can be bolted to the frame. The thumbnail belo...
2789 hits | 70.1 KB | Posted: 11/14/09

These factory Ford recovery eyes mount to 3 parts, one of which has no welding or bending. They attach using only their factory fasteners, & those on the truck. The bumper doesn't have to be removed to install them (although it's easier), and they ...
2664 hits | 85.95 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

After driving it around for a week or so, an exhaust leak became apparent on the R side. I quickly eliminated the Y-pipe, 2ndry air crossover pipe, & EGR tube as possible sources, leaving only the exhaust manifold. An inspection mirror & flashlight...
2495 hits | 91.96 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

Because both the manifold & the head were still relatively true & UN-rusted, I used the same sealant as the factory - chassis grease in a thin film around each port. When the manifold gets hot, the grease will bake into a varnish, much like cast iro...
2468 hits | 96.69 KB | Posted: 4/3/10

The original radius arm bracket (Left: E1TZ-3B095-B ; Right F5TZ-3B095-BA) is factory-bolted on, so changing it will probably be easier than straightening the frame flange. This cost less than $50 from the dealership.
2209 hits | 106.74 KB | Posted: 9/5/10

Rather than drop this heavy beast all the way to the ground, I just left it on the jack and rolled it back enough to get the torque converter out. The transfer case is still attached, and the ratchet straps are keeping the assembly on the jack. The...
2111 hits | 68.6 KB | Posted: 11/14/09

A squirrel chewed thru the squirrel cage, and no one has a direct-replacement plastic one, so I had to use this $16 metal one from NAPA or O'Reilly (I forget now).

The motor was very hard-to-turn, so I sprayed penetrating oil into the vent hose ho...
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