1978 Ford Bronco
Owner: paddythegod 
From: EMSWORTH, United Kingdom        (Other registries outside the U.S)
Year, Make, & Model: 1978 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
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Nickname: paddythegod
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Engine: 400m V8 taken out 30# making it 408cu in. Tim myres flat topped hyper eutectic pistons fitted with ARP con rod bolts.New main ,big end and cam bearings.Comp Cams 280 Magnum cam with matching comp cams hydraulic lifters,springs and collets. Still running standard rockers and push rods at the moment. True roller timing chain set at 0 deg. Heads have been seriously ported and flowed to become 3v heads.Performer 400 inlet manifold and holley truck avenger 670 carb. Mallory dizzy with electronic ignition fitted and mallory ignition leads.
Headman headers and custom made 2 1/2" twin exhaust pipes.Engine oil cooler fitted via sandwich plate on oil filter.
Engine Update.
Have managed to get my sticky mitts on a pair of Aussie closed chamber 2V heads. Also a set of Comp Cams Magnum roller rockers.A set of stainless one piece valves and a set of hardened com cams push rods.This will bring the compression up to 11:1 which I'm hoping won't pink.As well as the new heads I've also bought an MSD 6AL ignition box and a blaster2 coil.The engine already was very crisp,though I found I had to increase the accelerator pump to a 50 cc unit to stop it stumbling and stalling from tick over. This I'm sure is because of the size of the cam.All these goodies have not been fitted yet but I'm sure you'll agree it should crackle now!! Not sure how it's going to be off road but I'll find out.
Drivetrain: C6 with trans shift kit and additional transmission cooler plumbed in.Front axle is standard dana 44 and rear is ford 9inch.
Got set of new 15x10 black modulars wrapped in a set of 35x12.50x15 mt's.Suspension lift still to buy!!
Notes: .It had originally been imported to UK from Canada.I have started a long rebuild that i intend to do along side using it. I would love to do a nut and bolt rebuild but shipping parts over the pond makes it rather expensive.It is an on going restoration that I intend using as much as I can in between repairs money allowing!
Last Updated: 7/25/2012
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folder My new wheels & tyres5001,43204/15/107/6/10
folder Roof Rust14005,64005/26/1111/6/11
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You can clearly see the swage line running along the bottom edge of the roof panel.Very pleased with this repair,because I've never lead filled before and it came out well OK.
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498 hits | 74.95 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

This picture shows the amount of lead on show, that's good, more than I was expecting.
21052010423.jpg
486 hits | 53.93 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

And here's the filler! A little bit of heat distortion and a little straightening but it really is a thin wipe.
16052010418.jpg
479 hits | 76.89 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

It's getting there.I wanted to lead the repair so there was no chance of any pin prick holes left in the weld that moisture could get through from either side.There's no way that I'm going to be good enough to not have to use a little skim of body fi...
17052010421.jpg
509 hits | 73.14 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Now having leaded the repair, the rubbing down and shaping.
15052010415.jpg
547 hits | 76.54 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Now you can see the swage line running through,the previous repair didn't have that!
15052010412.jpg
538 hits | 85.37 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Oh yea, I'm pleased with that.
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515 hits | 62.45 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

The first 3 plates burnt in.Just the front to do.
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Off we go!
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15052010415.jpg
547 hits | 76.54 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Now you can see the swage line running through,the previous repair didn't have that!
15052010412.jpg
538 hits | 85.37 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Oh yea, I'm pleased with that.
15052010413.jpg
515 hits | 62.45 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

The first 3 plates burnt in.Just the front to do.
17052010421.jpg
509 hits | 73.14 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Now having leaded the repair, the rubbing down and shaping.
21052010425.jpg
507 hits | 61.23 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

You can clearly see the swage line running along the bottom edge of the roof panel.Very pleased with this repair,because I've never lead filled before and it came out well OK.
11052010410.jpg
502 hits | 83.52 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

Off we go!
21052010424.jpg
498 hits | 74.95 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

This picture shows the amount of lead on show, that's good, more than I was expecting.
21052010423.jpg
486 hits | 53.93 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

And here's the filler! A little bit of heat distortion and a little straightening but it really is a thin wipe.
16052010418.jpg
479 hits | 76.89 KB | Posted: 6/2/11

It's getting there.I wanted to lead the repair so there was no chance of any pin prick holes left in the weld that moisture could get through from either side.There's no way that I'm going to be good enough to not have to use a little skim of body fi...
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