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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-17-2016, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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First Bronco - non-running 84'

Hi! First time bronco owner... bought a non running 1984 bronco a few weeks ago. 300 straight six, 4 speed manual, pretty straight minus some oxidation and a bit of rust in a wheel well and behind the rear wheels. Previous owner says it developed a knock and, suspecting a spun main bearing, started dismantling the motor. Got it very cheap, plan is to get a cheap 4.9 and get it running. It has pretty new 31/10.50r15 tires and centerline type wheels... i plan on selling them and buying stock wheels with tall skinny vintage looking mud tires.

What wheels would have been stock on this rig? Suggestions for tires? This is an extra extra project rig that the wife barely allowed, so its a minimal budget thing. New tires would cost more than double the cost of the rig, so I'll be relegated to used stuff on craigslist.

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Yo sirhc,
Welcome!
For your question about OE tire and wheel, etc. It is better to ask each in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This way you can build up your post count to be able to post and reply in other sections such as for example; 1980-'96 Bronco Tech, 30 POSTS REQUIRED TO POST HERE, Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories (75 posts required to view).

Anyway, for tire size see your driver side Door Jamb Label, such as this one;

by laborrega in 85 Bronco. Should be same for your 84.

Also, consider a Marti Report.
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Some info is on your Door Jamb Label. See list.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your Bronco. I'm a fairly new owner of an 81 w/a big six/manual also. Also bought it non-running. How 'bout some pics?
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Welcome to the forum , and X2 on some pics .
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First Welcome!

Check out my build thread - 84 300 I6 Build Thread - sounds like you're starting the same project!



I was able to get the original engine running but it burned and leaked oil so bad I ended up swapping in a remanned engine. I went with stock steel wheels and stock dog dish hubcaps.

You will love the combo of the big six and the 4-speed (NP435 probably) tranny. You'll also want to search for how to do the Duraspark II upgrade to the feedback carb set up it has now - unless it's already been upgraded. You can do it with JY parts.
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Thanks for the welcome! Looks like there is a bunch of good info here - it will be a great resource for this project.

Scoop - very similar project, I'll catch up on your thread. Thanks!

Here is a picture of her - I had just hosed her off after getting home... the paint is much more oxidized than it looks but I think it will clean up nicely.
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Looks clean!
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+1, looks to be in pretty good shape!

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I purchased a running 82' big six complete from carb to oil pan. Plan is to reseal that motor and toss in, complete with the 82' distributor and ignition module. Roadblocks? Thanks!
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I purchased a running 82' big six complete from carb to oil pan. Plan is to reseal that motor and toss in, complete with the 82' distributor and ignition module. Roadblocks? Thanks!
First congrats on the spiffy ride but to answer your question if you search Duraspark II conversion you can check out how you can convert the '84 harness to use the '82 ignition. However, if your '84 ignition is stock and functional, I wouldnt mess with it yet since your on a budget

Tough to kill an old six
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Finally got around to getting the motor in - turns out the rear end was in need of a rebuild too. I've been driving her to work for the past few weeks... good times! I still have a todo list, but I figure I'll start picking away at it. I'll get a fresh picture up soon. Thanks again for all of the help.
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