Working on cars isn’t my favorite activity. At age 72 it is also painful. This is balanced by my notorious cheapness. That said, the Bronco II needed a master cylinder replaced. Local shop wanted $100+. Simple repair and the auto parts store had one for $32.
First, we have to poor boy/lazy boy bench bleed.
Installed! This is no place for a good tight cross thread. Takes a little fiddling to get the threads lined up.
This always happens when I work on something. Your skin gets thinner with age I’ve been told.
Field expediency bandage.
The brakes work but the rig will go to a shop next week to have all the old fluid removed. I have a vacuum bleeder but hate crawling around on the pavement. It is worth it to me to take it to someone with a lift. Will probably cost me $50.
The next step is new shocks all around. About $130 for the parts. Know a guy who will do the labor for $20-30.
The old beast runs well, everything works, and the title is in my filing cabinet. Best part is the limited slip rear axle. 4x4 without a limited slip or lock up rear axle will get you well and truly stuck.