The Beginning is the End is the Beginning (The continuing journey of the “Adventure Machine”)

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Well six months later and I finally have the engine in. I spent the day yesterday swapping over the exhaust manifolds from the old engine to the JY engine... only to discover the JY engine has a hole in the oil pan... so not sure what I’m going to do there... I don’t have a warm enough place to let the RTV set up...

Today it was just a matter of lifting the engine up and pushing the Bronco forwards.

Tomorrow is going to be getting the transmission ready to put in.

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Nice to see you making some progress again on this! It's supposed to be 60 on Saturday here in the treasure valley, so maybe it'll be warm enough up there for rtv to set?
 
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M Rose

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Nice to see you making some progress again on this! It's supposed to be 60 on Saturday here in the treasure valley, so maybe it'll be warm enough up there for rtv to set?
Supposed to snow and rain Saturday through next week. , I think the patch will hold until after I get the old engine rebuilt... looking at this engine I see a lot of things that I don’t like.
 
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jcgraves3

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The auto shop sells a two part putty for repairing gas tanks. I have used it to fix holes in my Jon boat. Im sure it can be used to fix the hole in the oil pan.
 
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The auto shop sells a two part putty for repairing gas tanks. I have used it to fix holes in my Jon boat. Im sure it can be used to fix the hole in the oil pan.
Probably... not sure where the leak is though... there is a huge fiberglass patch at the sump area... I have another oil pan... just need the temperature to cooperate with me... and I really need the weather to cooperate so I can also swap my old intake on and probably should resell the heads while I’m at it... the more I look at this engine, it’s just a running core. I will be taking my old block down to the machine shop in the next week or so and see if it’s worth rebuilding... I hate doing things twice, but some times you have to do what you have to do...

On a positive note, the transmission was rebuilt recently and looks to be good to go... so only thing left in the power train will be the NP203/205 doubler transfer case.
 
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I'm with you on this crazy weather. It seem the nice clear days fly by on the days I work, then it rains on the day I have off. Sadness.
 
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I had an 88 with the 300 straight 6 and a 5 speed. Stock height with the original tread pattern Goodyear mt-r’s. 32x11.50s fit perfect. That thing went anywhere I ever wanted it to and some places I didn’t want. 1 of only 2 vehicles I’ve ever had that I regret not owning still. Keep plugging away. Broncos are in my mind the perfect 4x4.
 
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