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    Default '92 Bronco Project

    it's a 4wd Eddie Bauer. pretty clean inside and out, except it was a flood car from Ike. 351w is locked up. only paid $300 for it, so i figured i would get it running and sell it, or i may just keep it. depends how much money ill put into it. also has a CLEAN blue title. guess nothing was reported to the Ins company.





    starting the teardown:





    spent a couple of hours to get it this far. tomorrow the motor will be out so I can inspect the cylinders. I tried again today to turn the motor over with a breaker bar with a long piece of rollbar tubing, but no dice.
    1979 Ford Fairmont

    5.0L/4R70W/8.8"/5-lug/3" Exhuast


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    and its amazing that it takes 2 hours of labor, before you see the actual motor. LOL!
    1979 Ford Fairmont

    5.0L/4R70W/8.8"/5-lug/3" Exhuast


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    HOLY CRAP!!! 300 bucks!! Ill trade you my durango for it! I dont like damn dodges!
    RIP 1988 and 1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC
    I welcomed the dark side and currently am driving a 2000 Dodge Durango SLT plus, with a 5.9, Code named project "Night Runner"
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    With it being a flood vehicle, once you get it running you might want to think about pulling up the carpet to make sure it's dry under there. The body looks great on it, I'd have to get it running and keep it.

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    Nice!
    Blows away my 93 xlt before I dogged it out.
    Bronco's are beasts
    Does it have the E40D?
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    Not bad, for 300 bucks, you can't go wrong. Good market for some parts if you decide to tear it apart.

    Makes me wonder if someone just got the water out of the cylinders, but didn't change the oil, and ruined the bearings in the bottom...?

    I second pulling the carpet up, and was the eec under the water level? (driver's side kick panel)

    Should be the E4OD tranny...

    Damn, I'd love to find something like that to fix up...I alsways did have a soft spot for Broncos...
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    the guy I got it from drained and refilled all the fluids. he pulled the spark plugs and turned it over. it blew a little water out, but then he never put the plugs back in and it sat that way for over a year. I think if he had put the damn plugs back in the motor may have still spun over today. oh well. the carpet and interior is dry. I haven't really inspected anything but the motor. I don't even know if the trans is good. (it is an E4OD) I won't worry about other things until I get a good motor in it first. all the lights work, ac fan motor comes on, fuel pump primes when you turn the key, and the starter engages(but won't rotate the motor obviously). it's also new, along with the battery. it was too good of a deal to pass up even if I have to replace the wiring harness, motor, trans and whatever else. I know these things sell for around $3,000 in good running condition.
    1979 Ford Fairmont

    5.0L/4R70W/8.8"/5-lug/3" Exhuast


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    I had a nice 89 that had the 302 a few years back. I loved the way it rode. I bought it off an old man for $800, and it was like new. I had a low paying job at the time, and it only got like 9mpg, so I sold it, heh. But I still have a soft spot for them. Especially when I see a nice rust-free one. Always check the tailgates for rust at the bottom. The window seals go bad and the door collects water.
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    I wish you were closer Id honestly trade straight up for it in that shape.
    RIP 1988 and 1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC
    I welcomed the dark side and currently am driving a 2000 Dodge Durango SLT plus, with a 5.9, Code named project "Night Runner"
    Shes black on black, fully loaded, with headers, 180 tstat, e fan, straight exhaust into a cherry bomb vortex muffler, full tune up, ported intake and T/B, MSD coil, and round aircleaner.
    Mods to come: Fully rebuilt and heavily modded 46RE, and a richmond rachet locker.
    my $300 beater
    R.I.P Kayleigh Raposa 12/18/90 - 2/24/07

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    im honestly not interested in a Dodge unless it has a Cummins in it.
    1979 Ford Fairmont

    5.0L/4R70W/8.8"/5-lug/3" Exhuast


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