1971 Ford Bronco All Stock 302 on 2040-cars
Joshua Tree, California, United States
Up for sale is my beloved 1971 Bronco. It's all stock, no modifications, and no rust. It's got the original rebuilt 302 engine, as well as a rebuilt transmission, which I had done about 7 years ago. I also put on new tires at the time, but I got sidetracked on several large projects, so it's really not been driven since then. It might have had 50 miles put on the tires, tranny, and engine since then. It has the original top, which is not shown, but I can provide photos if needed. The interior needs to be redone, as the upholstery is totally redone, but seats are all there. All the gauges are intact and functioning. Someone stole the distributor, but I can have another one put on. I bought it from West Coast Broncos in Yucca Valley, California, about 12 years ago, and they can perform any work needed to get it ship-shape (they're about 12 miles away from here. The truck is located in Joshua Tree. It's always been a desert truck, thus the lack of rust. It's a really cool truck, and always got compliments whenever it was driven. It's also been used in a few commercials, music videos, and print ads.
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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:00:00 EST
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's investigation into 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups, which was originally opened last year, has now ended without a recall. NHTSA was looking into steering failures on some 336,000 trucks.
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The issue rested with the steering gear - NHTSA received five complaints of failures - which was redesigned in 2005. According to the report on the matter, investigators "found evidence of broken sector shaft gear teeth and piston damage consistent with incidents of single event overload."
NHTSA investigators, however, "found no evidence of fatigue or material property defects in any of the fractures. Analysis of complaint rates by vehicle build month showed no patterns indicating potential manufacturing quality issues and no difference before and after Ford introduced design changes to the input shaft and sector shaft seals in July 2007 to address potential leak concerns," according to the report, obtained by The Detroit News.
The poor first quarter earnings of Ford and General Motors are having an effect all the way up the food chain. Both automakers struggled with recalls in the first three months of the year, and, according to The Detroit News, they have responded by increasing the percentage of bonuses tied to vehicle quality for salaried workers, including top executives.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:30:00 EST
GM announced that 25 percent of bonuses (up from 10 percent) for all salaried workers would be tied to its vehicle quality standards. The automaker revealed in its financial report that it spent $1.3 billion on recall-related repairs in the first quarter, and net income was down 86 percent.
Ford also increased the quality proportion of bonuses for about 26,000 salaried workers all the way up to CEO Alan Mulally from 10 percent to 20 percent. The company announced in its report that the amount paid out in warranty and recall claims was about $400 million higher than expected in the first quarter. Its net income fell 39 percent from the previous year. "The change reflects how critical quality is to our overall business," said spokesperson Todd Nissen speaking to Autoblog.
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While Mustangs are always a hot commodity at SEMA, the new generation brought increased attention from the aftermarket, as builders like Galpin Auto Sports, Richard Petty's Garage and Vaughn Gittin Jr. offered their takes on the new 'Stang.
The extensive display included a range of Mustangs from mild to wild, with everything from a 600-plus horsepower King Cobra pictured at the top, to paint-and-wheel packages. The new regal Cobra, which we spied early in our SEMA adventure this year, may not be the replacement for the Cobra Jet as we speculated, but it does seem to point the way forward for the next iteration of a supreme Ford dragster. Fat drag slicks out back make it's reason for being abundantly clear, and for tells us that modded car is good for a 10.97-second quarter-mile run.