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Talking Ontario Bronco owners sound off.

What Model and year Bronco do you have and what are the Mods you have done or plan to complete.




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Talking So I'm the only Ontario Bronco Owner? LOL.

Are all the Bronco owners shy?


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No, just everyone in Ontario is sleeping because its 7AM!

I should be too... stupid work
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Mine is an 84 XLT from Arizona. My plans this summer are to drive it! New paint next year. Just for anyone in Ontario I have a factory roll bar for a 78 to 79 bronco for sale if anyone is interested.
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Mine's an 86' Eddie

originally from Vancouver Island.

It lived with it's original owner there and Alberta until 96', when my buddy's Dad (the original owner's Brother) bought it off the Albertan and brought it to Mike Harris's Ontario.

He drove it back and forth to Massachusetts, commuting with it every week or three for two years between there and outside of Ottawa.

I bought it off him in 98' and shipped it into the Arctic, onto Baffin Island, where it lived with me until we were both medivac'd out a couple of years later.



When I got healed enough I shipped it down and rebuilt it end to end, replacing the body parts almost entirely.

It got new; hood, door shells, fenders, rear quarters, tailgate shell and under grill piece. Only thing used was the under windshield cowl, which came from a radio delete F-150.

I did all the attaching of parts except I paid an old guy to lead fill the A & B pillars.

I plan to re-re-paint it this year.

About the only things original on it mechanically are the 435,000 km AOD transmission, transfer case and front TTB axle. Nearly everything else is new, rebuilt, used or modified to work.

I love it !

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Talking Very nice.

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Mine is an 84 XLT from Arizona. My plans this summer are to drive it! New paint next year. Just for anyone in Ontario I have a factory roll bar for a 78 to 79 bronco for sale if anyone is interested.
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Mine's an 86' Eddie

originally from Vancouver Island.

It lived with it's original owner there and Alberta until 96', when my buddy's Dad (the original owner's Brother) bought it off the Albertan and brought it to Mike Harris's Ontario.

He drove it back and forth to Massachusetts, commuting with it every week or three for two years between there and outside of Ottawa.

I bought it off him in 98' and shipped it into the Arctic, onto Baffin Island, where it lived with me until we were both medivac'd out a couple of years later.



When I got healed enough I shipped it down and rebuilt it end to end, replacing the body parts almost entirely.

It got new; hood, door shells, fenders, rear quarters, tailgate shell and under grill piece. Only thing used was the under windshield cowl, which came from a radio delete F-150.

I did all the attaching of parts except I paid an old guy to lead fill the A & B pillars.

I plan to re-re-paint it this year.

About the only things original on it mechanically are the 435,000 km AOD transmission, transfer case and front TTB axle. Nearly everything else is new, rebuilt, used or modified to work.

I love it !

Sixlitre

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It's getting new head gaskets shortly

I know I'm a little single minded and pushy but I'm expecting you will both be bringing those nice broncos to Arthur for the Canadian Ford Truck nationals, yes?

Cheers,Rick.

P.S: let's hear from some other Ontario owners if there are enough maybe one day we can have a Bronco get together too.

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Mine's an 86' Eddie

originally from Vancouver Island.

It lived with it's original owner there and Alberta until 96', when my buddy's Dad (the original owner's Brother) bought it off the Albertan and brought it to Mike Harris's Ontario.

He drove it back and forth to Massachusetts, commuting with it every week or three for two years between there and outside of Ottawa.

I bought it off him in 98' and shipped it into the Arctic, onto Baffin Island, where it lived with me until we were both medivac'd out a couple of years later.

When I got healed enough I shipped it down and rebuilt it end to end, replacing the body parts almost entirely.

It got new; hood, door shells, fenders, rear quarters, tailgate shell and under grill piece. Only thing used was the under windshield cowl, which came from a radio delete F-150.

I did all the attaching of parts except I paid an old guy to lead fill the A & B pillars.

I plan to re-re-paint it this year.

About the only things original on it mechanically are the 435,000 km AOD transmission, transfer case and front TTB axle. Nearly everything else is new, rebuilt, used or modified to work.

I love it !

Sixlitre

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It's getting new head gaskets shortly
This is a story for Bronco Driver!
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This is a story for Bronco Driver!
Been there done that Steve

(thanks to everyone here who voted me and Eddie in that month)



http://www.supermotors.net/clubs/2bi...y/media/613678



http://www.supermotors.net/clubs/2bi...y/media/613679

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no offense taken. Keep pushing and we'll see if Eddie and I can attend.

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Talking That would be excellent.

I am hoping we hit the trifecta of Ford Truck Nirvana, (Great weather, Great turnout of Ford trucks(with many Broncos sprinkled in the mix) and Great time had by all.

This is the only year I'll be pushing this hard for participation I just think it would be an excellent way to show our appreciation to all the Ford truck Club members and tireless volunteers by having a huge turnout, so tell your friends and your friends friends that own a Ford truck.

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I am picking up an '88 tomorrow. Not planning anything too major this year. It has 28,000 miles on it, was originally from Utah. Thinking of doing something funky with the paint. Probably clean up some of the PO work first. Maybe dual alternators and 1000watt system to get started.
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I am picking up an '88 tomorrow. Not planning anything too major this year. It has 28,000 miles on it, was originally from Utah. Thinking of doing something funky with the paint. Probably clean up some of the PO work first. Maybe dual alternators and 1000watt system to get started.
Good on ya RRRAAAYYY2

No need fer fancy dew type dual alternators Ray

I run 2600 watts of amps on a single battery and a 3rd generation 130 amp Ford Taurus(3.8 litre) alternator.

Pretty easy swap and major benefits for junkyard price$.

Feast here;

http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=74

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I agree the 3G is the way to go.

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Good on ya RRRAAAYYY2

No need fer fancy dew type dual alternators Ray

I run 2600 watts of amps on a single battery and a 3rd generation 130 amp Ford Taurus(3.8 litre) alternator.

Pretty easy swap and major benefits for junkyard price$.

Feast here;

http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=74

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It was the best bang for the buck upgrade I've done and the nice thing is it doesn't even look out of place, unless you're familiar with the Bronco you'd never know it didn't have the original alternator in it.

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Good on ya RRRAAAYYY2

No need fer fancy dew type dual alternators Ray

I run 2600 watts of amps on a single battery and a 3rd generation 130 amp Ford Taurus(3.8 litre) alternator.

Pretty easy swap and major benefits for junkyard price$.

Feast here;

http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=74

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A 130amp 3G doesnt put out 2000watts of power, so you have your amps turned down too much :) . Besides I want to be able to blast my stereo, while I am winching, and while I lighting the trail for others. Truth is doing the dual alternators will be written off as prototype development, and cost me nothing. I will likely do a 180amp and 250amps unit.

If I dont do the duals then I need to fix my AC, which is just going to cost me money.
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A 130amp 3G doesnt put out 2000watts of power, so you have your amps turned down too much :) . Besides I want to be able to blast my stereo, while I am winching, and while I lighting the trail for others. Truth is doing the dual alternators will be written off as prototype development, and cost me nothing. I will likely do a 180amp and 250amps unit.

If I dont do the duals then I need to fix my AC, which is just going to cost me money.
No doubt the amp manufacturers are optimistic

however they make all nine component speakers VERY loud and shake the Bronco to the core. No one I know has ever heard anything louder or clearer.

Fireguy has conversion kits (cheap) to seriously upgrade the output of a 3G alternator to over 200 amps.

Just trying to show you the easy, cheap, well traveled way. There is a thread over in tech discussing the 3Gs at length;

http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/23-technical-write-ups/26658-3g-alternator-facts-its-wins-agian.html

I'd hate to see you bolting GM stuff on

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I cant say much as I am not a vendor on here. I wasnt planning on becoming one because Ryan has been here all along. But I do know a little bit about 3G's myself and will likely build my own. :)
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I cant say much as I am not a vendor on here. I wasnt planning on becoming one because Ryan has been here all along. But I do know a little bit about 3G's myself and will likely build my own. :)
Okay Ray

just wanted to make sure you weren't going to the dark side (AC Delco).

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LOL, Lucas is the prince of darkness. Ford went to Leece Neville several times too. My 2G will definitely be getting replaced by a 3G. The AC unit, I dont know, it will depend if any modifications have to be made. But if I can drop a different alternator in without and mods, I will probably go that route. It will also depend on how I turn the second one on. If I go one wire I cant use avalanche diodes in the rectifier on a 3G, so I will have to use something else. Might just use 6G's to confuse people. :)
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Hey, pioneer away on that 6G !

Daum ! Lucas takes me back to my Austin days (and returning on foot....in the dark).

I replaced everything on my Austin that said LUCAS on it. Even had the starter rewound with North American stuff.

Admittedly I used a low end GM alternator too (with a custom made pulley that was larger than the alt).

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The reason British people like warm beer, Lucas made refridgerators too!!!!!!!!!
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The reason British people like warm beer, Lucas made refridgerators too!!!!!!!!!
I used to blame the alternator failures on overwinding them

The Minis would turn 8500 rpms in 1st so I thought we were over winding them and that's why we were blowing them up so often, not so.

As soon as I put the $35.00 rebuilt GM alternator on I never blew another alternator again.

As soon as I put the: Aldon distributor, Saab fuse block, Bosch coil, Lumenition optically triggered electronic ignition system, delivery truck electric fuel pump, Jeep/Ford solenoid, etc, etc, etc in........................

I never had a days trouble from my Mini's electrics again and I drove them a further 10 years after that.

Yes, me thinks you are correct suspecting anything with Lucas on it !

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