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 Stan's AEV Bronco – Old Man Edition 
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Nice setup!


Thanks!


February 9th, 2018, 2:14 pm
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I have some more updates!

I replaced the water pump, thermostat, and timing chain cover (and seal) before the Pismo trip. Things weren't pretty since I changed the water pump out 8 years ago and the truck sat for 3 years. Much better now though. The timing chain cover probably was leaking the whole time.

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February 25th, 2018, 3:12 am
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I found a Saginaw bracket on FSB for a decent price so I snagged it. I took some time to clean the bracket up with a wire wheel then hit it with a couple of coats of Rust-oleum Hammered Light Gray paint. Looks sexy!

Now the only whining I'll have is by the camp fire, on the trail when I see some rocks, or at the gas pump.

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I purchased a new E-150 high pressure line and reused the stock low pressure hose. I'd like to incorporate a small 12ish" x 4" cooler into this mix [thanks Peter or Zack from a long time ago!]. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to do this? Should I ditch the crossmember line or combine the two?


February 25th, 2018, 3:16 am
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And since I was wrenching hard this weekend, I finished another task!

I drained 17 quarts of ATF, replaced the filter, and added a Punisher E4OD Valve Body. I went with Paul's standard recipe to firm up and quicken shifts. 1-2 is abrupt and makes my loose door panels dance. I'm sure that'll soften up with time as the computer adjusts to the new valves. Manually downshifting from 3rd to 2nd is instant as well. Overall, everything feels tight and affirmative now – I like!

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February 25th, 2018, 3:24 am
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Nice projects your knocking out Stan, good to see you wrenching on it again.

I run a 8*11 plate style transmission cooler for the steering. It may be overkill but I ran with no cooler for a short period and overheated on a SNOW trip, so some cooling is necessary. My opinion is coolers are cheap so bigger is better. Avoid the tube and fin style in preference of a plate style. I removed the goofy factory "cooler" loop around the eng/ttb crossmember but mostly because it was in the way of my SAS. I cut it real short and flared ot to slide a 3/8 rubber hose on it. For your application I'd probably just leave it alone though, it's not in the way and that slight bit of extra cooling can't hurt.

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