1985 Ford Bronco
Dan Eger (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
||Chatsworth, CA, U.S.A. (Other registries in CA)
|Year, Make, & Model:
1985 Ford Bronco (Other Ford Broncos)
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||R.I.P Bronchole 1985 to 2003
||* 351W 0.040" over 9.0:1
* Mild ported heads
* Edelbroch dual plane manifold
* Holley 4DI injection
* Comp cams 260R
* TFI IV ignition controlled by the Holley 4DI injection
* Ford 9mm wires
* 5" X 15" K&N air cleaner with pre filter
* Flowmaster BB 3" single exhaust
||* C6 trans with shift kit and external B&M cooler, synth fluid, 900-stall converter.
* NP 208 transfer case
* Six states rear drive shaft
* 9" rear end Tom's Kick Ass 31 spine axles, Strange economy nodular case, Detroit locker, 4.11 gears.
* Stock front drive shaft
* Dana 44i front axle, Detroit locker (complete with C-clip eliminating spring) and full circle retaining rings on all three universal joints on the front axle, Chromolli stub and inner axles, 4.10 gears
* Supperunner steering kit (I modified this to use all replaceable rod ends)
* Custom extended radius arms with 1 1/4" rod end pivots (I made the arms myself since no one else seems to make a good set)
* Supperlift first generation 6" front suspension lift bracketry (reinforced to prevent cracking)
* Valley srping works 6" custom rate coil springs
* Skyjacker 6" rear leaf springs
* 3" body lift
* 35" BFG M/T TA's on 10" X 15" modular wheels
* Removed the front and rear sway bars
||* Ready welder to build the bumpers, radius arms, and repair/gusset the frame
* HD home made front winch bumper
* Warn 12000 Lb winch
* Large case Ford 100A alternator
- I had a cooling problem:
* 4 core radiator
* Dual Black Magic fans
* Custom radiator/fan mount to eliminate the stress of the weight of the fans on the radiator.
* High flow water pump
* Water wetting and rust/lubricant additives to pure water (no "coolant")
- Now i don't have a cooling problem!
- Future projects:
* part this dead creature out!
- Trails conquered:
* Rubicon 1997, 1999-2002
* Shreader Canyon 2000
* Santiago's Revenge 1995-1998
* Old Lockwood creek trail 1994-1996
* Lockwool trail 1997-2003
* Miller Jeep trail 1994-2003
* All of Hungry valley ORV area 1994-2003
* All of Texas Canyon ORV area 1994-2003
* Truckheaven Hills 1997-2003
* Terria Del Sol 4X4 Safari 1997-2003
* Pismo 2002-2003
* Johnson Valley 9/2003 (hammer time)
- Future Trips:
This bronco died on the way home from a Pismo trip. the cause of death has beem determined as severe compression ring blow by. As a result this Bronco is now a "parts whore", giving it away to anyone who's willing to pay (and some who won't).
For sale to the public is:
* Custom 15" extended radius arm setup with all brackets and hardware. This uses 1 1/4" spherical rod ends for their pivot points. I have ~20K HARD miles on these including 2 Rubicon trips. They work flawlessly. The caster angle is made for 6" lift, but they would work well on a 4" lift.
* full suspension lift (see vehical details) includes F/R springs, shocks (rear shocks a beat to hell), brackets, hardware, drop pitman arm, 1.5 supperrunner steering systems, and maybe we could work the deal to cover the radius arms and drive shafts.
* C6 transmission with shift kit, ~60K miles, works perfect and shifts hard. comes with HD torque converter. Not sure what stall, I think ~1000 rpm.
* Rebuilt NP208 ~8K miles since replace bearings seals, chain, and converted the teflon shift fork thing with a brass one.
* drive shafts for 6" lift.
* front bumper with mount for warn 12000 LB winch. This is designed for a 3" body lift.
* hardened alloy rear axles (Tom's K/A axles) bearing have less than 2K miles on them, axles have ~60K on them. NO visible twisting on them and very slight wear on the splines, VERY SLIGHT!
* Chromolly inner acles from the front Dana 44i axle.
* high flow water pump (Milodon) from P.A.W.
* custom radiator setup using dual Black magic electric fans. comes with 4 core radiator.
*32 gallon gas tank
Bronchole 1985 - 2003
I will miss my 85 Bronchole, I have spent many quality loving hours with her. She passed on the way home from a Pismo trip of cracked head complications, and given that her body was beaten to hell and she was in constant pain of an ever increasing list of ailments I had to put her down. She is now resting in that pick-a-part in the sky. Farewell Bronchole, Iwill always look back on my time with you with a smile and a pleasent memory.
Things that are moving over to the new 67 BRONCHOLE:
* fuel injection system
* front/rear differential
* tires & wheels
* Chromolli stub axles
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