Picked up a hydrolocked 89 Bronco 2 for $450 about a week ago, gonna rebuild the motor, fix a few rust spots and it's good to go. It has the 2.9 v6, and an electric tcase that I'm gonna swap for a manual. The alternator, radiator, tranny and driveshafts are also virtually brand new. Pulled the plugs and tried to turn it over to see if any water would come out, but it's completely seized up. When I drained the oil straight up water poured out
So far the tranny, driveshafts, tcase and what not are out. The motor's torn down to the heads, gonna try and get it pulled out tomorrow.
Here's a few crappy pictures
Here's a halfass job they did fixing the roof
Motor when we got it
As of yesterday
What is the point of this hose? It comes off the exhaust manifold
2002 Ford Ranger 4.0 Steppy
1999 Ford Ranger 4.0
Another small update. Got the other Bii closer to getting the motor pulled. Drained the fluids, took out the radiator and fan shroud, shift linkage and whatnot. hopefully gonna have the motor pulled out of it by Monday.
As on 5:11 today it finally started up for the first time in 2 months with a turn of the key!!! of course it still isn't registered, gotta hookup the exhaust. Sounds like an outboard motor right now with no exhaust. Here's a small sound clip before we got the idle tuned
Up next is hooking all the sensors up, then I gotta take the manual hubs off of the red piece. Still alot more to go, but it's alot closer to being driveable
Guy said he "drove it through a puddle too fast."
I find that hard to believe since every piece of the old motor i've torn down so far has been soaked or rusty, and the carpet is soaked underneath. Personally I think he drove it through a damn lake, lol
the nipple that's capped off in the fist picture goes to that cylinder in the second picture and t's off to another vacuum hose and that controls the climate control....and if its not set up the truck seemed to run choppier...
Drove it around the block today. Man it's loud, lol. I forgot how much fun a stickshift is! Hope to have it registered within the next few days so I have a daily. It turns so much easier than the Ranger