From the start, he knew it was going to take some troubleshooting and plenty of elbow grease. Just needs someone to finish it up. It runs, drives and shifts good. I also have the trucked listed locally so I reserve the right to end the auction unless the reserve is met. If you have any thoughts besides I'm going to need to re wire the whole truck and change out the radiator with the trans and engine it would be helpful. In mid-year 1985, the 10. Ok, so at first glance im thinking that i might be able to get away with using the 79 radiator instead of swapping out for the super duty.
The Bronco is 40 years old and looks it — on the surface and underneath it. But it's the same front axle and transfercase that was in it as a gas truck so I know they both work fine. So the difference is only 300 lbs. In 1985, the Dana 60 solid front axle was introduced and most F-350s had it. For 1988, the engine got a makeover. In 1987, Ford made some styling changes but did not alter basic body shape. Up front, the twin I-beam non-driving axles carried the load for 4x2s.
There is also a lot of things that can be done to them to make some serious power. Has chrome warn front bumper with 8274 warn winch. The motor mounts I'm sure you can buy somewhere if you search around the internet, but making them isn't a big deal either. Do you want a Cummins in a Chevy? Beyond that speed clutch will slip under extreme throttle. Probably at least 300 lbs? All the metal and body work and paint was done in the summer of 2016.
These were likely preliminary specs because 170 hp and a 20. There's going to be a lot of fabrication needed to pull this off. What do you see when you look at the 1978 Bronco in this video? I reserve the right to end auction at anytime. With a few exceptions, F-350s still used the Dana 60. Overall it is a great driving truck and rides very well considering the year, and will only get better when all the springs wear in. Thanks alright picked up the bronco today, its a 79 with a 351 and a c6, ill be pulling the motor and trans here quick if anyone is interested.
Rodgers has plenty to do before the motor swap, though. Rodgers eventually gets the Bronco fired up, loaded onto a trailer, and inside of his garage. One thing about moving the drivetrain back, though, be certain not to go too far back, especially with a 6 speed, because you'll end up with a rear drive shaft that's too short and breaks a lot. If you have question you can text me at 253 377-1540. With the heads off, they can be identified by their round coolant ports at the corners of the block deck, as opposed to the triangular ports on the 6.
It was naturally aspirated used the Ricardo V combustion chamber. Truck runs good, has 3160 engine, I have a higher hp 3208 to drop in some time down the road. Rodgers eventually gets the Bronco fired up, loaded onto a trailer, and inside of his garage. The right fender and door were new Ford. Fenderwell shapes changed as well the interior. Should I fit the motor and trans before replacing the body or after I get most of the body back on? P pump with nv4500 transmission adapted to ford 205. It always starts right up.
The revisions to the 7. Looking to get 20k obo. In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including and , Derek also contributes to other outlets. They were never intended for that much wieght and if you ask guys that run the extra wieght of a plow alot they will tell you that they go thru more parts. I was told by the person that I purchased this from that this truck originally came with a 460ci engine and that has been replaced with a 429ci engine, it is plenty strong and runs well. But it's the same front axle and transfercase that was in it as a gas truck so I know they both work fine.
If I was going to drive this thing on a regular basis the first thing I would work on is the steering which is quite loose and requires you to stay focused and drive it but if you do that it is a piece of cake. At some point, host James Rodgers glanced at this Bronco and saw potential. Ive restored my grand prix, gone through everything in it no problem. Issues with cold starting appeared right away, so for the 1984 model year the compression ratio was increased to 21. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.
The truck is registered as a 75 so you don't have to worry about smog. I used the stock 351 radiator with my Cummins, and I don't even have the shroud made yet. Have had this truck for a couple years now, was wondering if anybody know the history of it. It started with off frame, 6. The lightest-duty truck in which the new 6. To mid-1985, the rear axle was a Dana 61 or 70 axle.