We checked for a squirrel nest on engine, driver side. They nibble on the vacuum hoses and fuel injector connectors. We bought concentrated peppermint to drop around area and top of driver side front tire.
Got my new fuel injectors from fiveologyracing. But my 29 day old fuel pump in the tank died. Had the Centurion towed back to the mechanic. He does good work but he's a one man shop and his lot was full when I dropped it off.
I thought about doing the fuel pump myself but the 30 day parts and labor warranty is about to pay for its self.
Also changed out my 180°F Stat for a Hi-flow 195°F stat. The 180° thermostat was just too cool for my 351. It was always in the 160 to 170 range. Even in the summer the Bco ran too cool. This resulted in some issues with my EEC jumping in and out closed loop. With the new 195° the throttle response is smooth.
i"Well earlier this week I was warming up the Bronco for work. I kicked the heater on high, when all the sudden LOTS of smoke filled the cabin of the truck. It smelled like burning leaves and really scared the crap out of me. I turned the truck off and opened the doors to air it out (I was about two seconds from calling the fire department), luckily it just smoked some leaves and didn't catch fire. I logged on here and searched. In no time I was at Steve83's supermotors page looking at the culprit. This is old hat to alot of you veterans, but this is my third fsb and I never had this crap happen before. The problem is leaves and small twigs fall through the cowl vent and create a tender box in the hvac system. When the leaves build up on the resistor next to the blower motor, they can catch FIRE off the heat of the resistor. So here's a little how to that anyone can do:First remove your blower motor, you'll need a 5/16 socket to loosen the four screws, and it will easily pop out.Once the blower is out of the way, you'll be able to scoop/vacuum out all the debris. Reach your arm all the way down the inner fender to get all the crap out, just try to get your hand in every nook and cranny the leaves could've got into.
This is all the crap that came out of mine, more than I ever imagined was in there.
Next, use your 5/16 to remove the resistor (The red thing) so you can clean it real good
Re-install the resistor, and hook the two plugs back in.
Re-install the blower motor and your done!
Since I bought thi,s the a/c and heat barely came out the vents, now it blows good and strong.
I finished hanging the rear differential, (you should hang the sway bar before hand), that took a bit to get started. Then thought I was gonna have to get my diesel hammer after the RS brake shoes. The white stuff in the rear is some sort of toxic substance that grew under the cardboard and spare tire these last 2 years! Had to pull the rear window motor to get the rear window down, its pretty tight may be binding after getting hit. What surprised me was the right side tail light, it went right in once I got the tail gate down!
Still need to get it inspected and then file for a salvage title!
P.S. Life was easier in the days with the drive on lift, but that 6am completion time each morning was rough!