Allright, so I've been a lurker for a long time, just taking in the wealth of info on this site.
I can't post anywhere else, so I thought I'd just post my build thread here.
I just recently acquired a 1997? fuel injected 460, more than likely out of an
F2-350 (It says 1997 on the EPA sticker, so I assume is a 97).
This 460 came already mounted on a bronco frame (pre-92 since it has no crumple zones.) According to the P/O, the truck was rolled and the body sold for scrap.
The truck seems to have an E4OD that has has rebuilt ford sticker on it with a marked date from 2004.
Pretty much this is going to be a slow build as I have other vehicles to tend to, but hopefully I can make my dream truck a reality.
Before I move on with the photos, my main concern at this point would be the suspension on that truck. It looks like a SAS is a good idea, but I won't be running anything larger than 35's on that rig. I'd like to keep cost to a minimum.
The frame looks like its been sitting for a while (guy told me 5 months).
I bought the frame dirt cheap, so nothing has been tested.
I'm not sure which route to go yet, so I'd like y'alls opinion on what I should do with this thing.
Oh btw, I have a '93 Bronco with a 351 in it, with a 4" lift.
I'm not sure how much lift the frame has, but it looks like a 6" though. Drop bracket has been welded to the c-member so that's a good sign. Its missing several suspension pieces.
Allright, nuff bullcrap, on with the photos!
This is my current truck, 351 powered '93.
It has gone quite a long time without any suspension maintenance, and now the truck is not driveable. It has major vibrations starting at 40 mph, and it pulls hard to the left. I thought about pulling the suspension from the other frame, but it seems as if they're both in the same shape.
I'm at a crossroads now in deciding where to go with this. Its either go all out and do the 460 swap, or get the suspension good so I can at least drive it (My DD is not doing too good now.)
It almost looks as if my front TTB has shifted back a bit. Look at how the spring is not straight up and down, but has a curve to the right. It rubs when pulling out of my driveway with the tires full lock to the left. This could also be from sagging suspension due to shitty/missing/broken shocks.
Let me know what you guys think and what I should do. I'd like to get the Bronco back on the road, but then again I'd like to see the 460 become a reality. I just think that swap will cost me way too much money right now, unless you guys think I can do it with what I have now.