What did you do to your vehicle today?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by BBQ, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. SquarebodyChevy

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    Nice Bronco! It’s hard to find old trucks like that in decent shape that aren’t really expensive.

    Also, I thought the video was pretty good.
     
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  2. JBatic

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    Thanks!
    I hope that the weather warms up a bit so I can make another video next month after I fix a few things and can actually drive it
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    By the end of March I've had it for a year and it's been off the road for 5 years as of this year
     
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  3. rottenfitzy

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    Gotta bring her back to life! You can get used tyres if you need to.
     
  4. JBatic

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    Used tires with good tread are nearly as expensive as new tires I don't want to go with narrower tires since that will effect the handling.
    It has 15x10 rims and 33x12.5 tires, these seem to be rarer as many newer lifted trucks are using like 20 inch trims which to me wouldn't look right on an 80s or early 90s style truck.
     
  5. rottenfitzy

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    What is the bolt pattern?
     
  6. JBatic

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    5 lug with 5.5 spacing
    Used on almost all ford 4x4 and jeeps
     
  7. Potato

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    Nice bronco. Are those wheels factory? Seems like it. How much is it lifted?
    You're in New England aren't you? Some of those states have overzealous license restrictions.
     
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  8. JBatic

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    The wheels are aftermarket 15x10s, they need to be repainted(too beat to polish without sanding or something first), it has a 4 inch lift that appears to have been on since the truck was relatively new and I live in Connecticut.
     
  9. Atomix

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    10k more and i get a new car
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  10. Potato

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    That doesn't sound too good.
    Sounds like it's coming from the trans, and it's only there in 1st and reverse. Not surprising, it's a 4L60E that I built so it's double shit.
     
  11. GTHusky

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    My 3.6 Impala got its first scheduled transmission service, a routine oil change, its first mandatory emission tests and new tags. Still having trouble with a persistent check engine light with a "water in fuel" code. Happens if the tank is less than full. Will go away if I fill it up. Now, this only occurs under heavy weather and temperature changes.
     
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    the ABS System of my car seems to have fixed itself 250km´s and nothing anymore. But it needs new tyres already after 6000km´s maybe i shouldnt do launches with it anymore. Also my new car gets delivered on 1st april any tips on how to make a car ready to be stored? Because im keeping my golf for the winter and i now need to store it over the summer
     
  13. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    For storing a car either drain the tank and fill it completely with ethanol free fuel. Also you should jack up the car and put jackstands under the control arms so the tires don't get flatspots and the suspension still holds the weight of the car. Another thing to do is disconnect the battery or have it connected to one of those long term storage tenders (with the battery connected to the car).
     
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  14. SquarebodyChevy

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    I agree with all of this. Also, you should add some kind of deterrent to keep mice out. I have heard that dryer sheets work good, but I never tried them myself.
     
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  15. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    I don't know, I have never had mice get into my cars. My project car has sat for a very long time (10 years since last time it briefly ran, at least 5 more years before that) and it was not properly prepared to be stored. It had a full tank of ethanol gas which turned red and emits a wretched smell, tires that are super dry rotted, and the rear shocks are rusted in their extended position - not a big deal but still annoying.
     
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  16. JBatic

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    I started the bronco since its been a few weeks and let it run for 15ish minutes to charge the battery up a bit. I figured out the radio has crap reception (probably because of where it is parked) and I really need to repaint the passenger side fender. also here's a closeup of the tires and rims that are on it since out of 2 sets that it came with, only these even hold air.
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  17. SeaDooSnipe

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    Last week took my bike down to Tail of the Dragon, what a blast. Need a new chain and sprockets though, just ordered those.
     

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  18. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Even regular gasoline degrades, it's not just the ethanol that does
     
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  19. JBatic

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    We took some out of my dad's 79 trans am that had been sitting for almost 10 years and the gas was amber colored
    I realized I never mentioned how easy the bronco starts in any weather.
    Above freezing starts the first crank
    Below freezing it takes 2-3 cranks
    Below 0 degrees Fahrenheit it takes 4
    It doesn't like running in the cold though below 45 degrees Fahrenheit it wants to die until it warms up a bit. It seems to have developed a very high idle recently once it warms up it goes from 800-850 rpm to 12-1400 rpm, I have to take it on the road soon to see if getting it moving will smooth it out a bit.
     
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  20. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    But it doesn't degrade as fast and won't clog the fuel pump with gunk.
     
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