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Dammit, I was really hoping people would be convinced it was a F series. It is a Bronco. I guess the rear window switch is a dead givaway. And the button to the lower right of the steering wheel is the rear window defrost.

Not mine, mine's a 96. And an automatic. So the 351's never came with a manual trans? That makes since because I searched high and low for a manual trans 351 and could never find one.

I also wanted a white one, OJ style. But everyone was asking 2-3k more for ones with higher mileage, worse condition, just because it was white.
I had a 93 F150 with a 351. When I started looking for it, I too wanted a 5sp, but learned I would have to get a 302 or I-6. So I dealt with the automatic. Plus. in general, I prefer a automatic for offroading.
My 93 was a love hate relationship. Loved the truck when it was running good, hated it when it had problems. Biggest problem for me was major shorts in the wiring harness that I couldn't track down. Ended up using pieces of various different trucks to get it going, and because of htat lost cruise control and had to manually wire some parts of the truck such as the wipers. If I still had it, it would probably have been gutted and wired with a hot rod mass-air setup, a Bowman (spelling? trans controller, and a custom fuel setup (truck had problems with rear tank and cross/feeding of tanks). After all that though, she would have been golden.
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Wow... I could have sworn it was anything but a Testarossa (512TR)... didn't realize, despite being a relatively huge car that the interior was so small.
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I had a 93 F150 with a 351. When I started looking for it, I too wanted a 5sp, but learned I would have to get a 302 or I-6. So I dealt with the automatic. Plus. in general, I prefer a automatic for offroading.
My 93 was a love hate relationship. Loved the truck when it was running good, hated it when it had problems. Biggest problem for me was major shorts in the wiring harness that I couldn't track down. Ended up using pieces of various different trucks to get it going, and because of htat lost cruise control and had to manually wire some parts of the truck such as the wipers. If I still had it, it would probably have been gutted and wired with a hot rod mass-air setup, a Bowman (spelling? trans controller, and a custom fuel setup (truck had problems with rear tank and cross/feeding of tanks). After all that though, she would have been golden.

Never had any electrical problems with my Bronco. Well once when a (I forget the name) connector came off and it pulled timing like crazy, made it run like shit. And one of the sensors on the distributor (speed sensor I believe) went bad so the fucker would literally shut off and refuse to start. One time it completely shut off when I was going 80mph down the highway. That was scary, but it was an easy fix.

I just had to replace the rear axle shafts and spider gears though. An axle seal went bad and it was slinging tons of diff oil. I was keeping up with it by putting tons of diff oil in it like twice a week until I could get all the parts to fix it, but I loaned it to my brother (this was before my Tahoe got totaled) and he didn't keep up with the oil and really fucked it all up.

Oh and last year I blew up an auto locking hub while playing in the snow (literally shattered it into like 40 pieces) so I went ahead and put some Warn premium manual locking hubs on it. The locking spindle nuts are much easier to get off than stock ones too, so it's not a motherfucking bitch to replace the front rotors any more.

It's been a good truck that's led a hard life. I bought it back in 2001 with 40k miles on it and now it has 215k. I mainly use it to haul packing materials and boxes from product installs and to tow a boat and other trailers.

And it looks like I'm going to be driving it for the next 6 months because I got a DUI when my tahoe was totaled and I'm required to have an ignition interlock for 6 months. I don't know the install process and don't want them hacking away at my new Tahoe, so I'll just let my mom use that for the time being (her car is on it's last leg) and drive the Bronco with ignition interlock.
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