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Old 01-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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I am gonna buy abronco. Imand have 2 i am lookin any input? My use will be off and on daily driver. 90kms/day and no rock crawling but lots of winter/summer pasture driving and hunting. Both i am looking at have decent bodies. One is a 351 rebuilt and bored 0.090 over with aftermarket carb etc and a pto winch. Its a 78 free wheelin package. The other is a 79 ranger xlt with a factory I6 300 automatic 300K on it with an electric winch also has ls front and rear diffs. Are they pretty good? I will be drivin through very deep snow while hunting and my poor yj wouldn't cut it. Not sure if the ls diffs are very affective. Thx for any imput
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i would grab the I6 and rebuild it and drop a 5spd behind it, but thats just me. congrats on finding the best'est site on the web.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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90 thousandths is a lot of overbore on any motor. The 300 is a very good engine for most uses other than high horsepower use. The PTO winch intrigues me though. I would like to see photos of the setup. Usually PTO winches are only found on larger military and commercial vehicles. A 79 with an EFI 300 and a 5 speed overdrive trans would be a very nice setup. If I was starting with a carbed 300 I would go with an aftermarket EFI setup designed to bolt inplace of a 4 barrel carb.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #6
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Go with the I6. But damn its hard to pass up a free wheeling bronco, I love those graffics.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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Both sound interesting with the brief detail you gave us. Are they local to you or can you post a link for us to pick apart a little more.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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They are both around 1000kms from me and they must both be away for holidays as i have been unable to contact them. Not so good for links n stuff cause i only have my cell for internet and i really suck at figuring things like that out. I was proud of myself for just being able to register her and start a thread lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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The only other i know about em is the 79 I6 ranger xlt is red and white and has all the chrome strip still on it. The 78 free wheelin is brown with a cremestrip and smaller creme pinstripping by the look of the pics. Has the black bumpers and mirrors is how i figured its a free wheeling bronco
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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Neither have lifts or oversize tires both have tinted glass on the cap
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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Also wondering how rare a 79 with factory I6 auto is as i haven't been able to find any info on them other than guys that have swapped them in
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:26 PM   #12
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I am gonna buy abronco. Imand have 2 i am lookin any input? My use will be off and on daily driver. 90kms/day and no rock crawling but lots of winter/summer pasture driving and hunting. Both i am looking at have decent bodies. One is a 351 rebuilt and bored 0.090 over with aftermarket carb etc and a pto winch. Its a 78 free wheelin package. The other is a 79 ranger xlt with a factory I6 300 automatic 300K on it with an electric winch also has ls front and rear diffs. Are they pretty good? I will be drivin through very deep snow while hunting and my poor yj wouldn't cut it. Not sure if the ls diffs are very affective. Thx for any imput
Any input?
1 - punctuation
2 - grammar
3 - spell-check

"One is a 351 rebuilt and bored 0.090 over..."
Seriously doubt that.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #13
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That's the info i sry if my spelling offends u its not easy to do much on this phone. Its the smart phones handicapped brother but as long as u get my jist who cares. Btw anyone know if limited slip diffs on those are worth while or junk thx all for input even the english teacher
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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I have LS on front and rear and it does great for co snow as daily and hunt rig. So far only seen 12" then hardback underneath no issues yet. Would I have done a LS in rear now I'm thinking a locker selectable locker but to late.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #15
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That's the info i sry if my spelling offends u its not easy to do much on this phone. Its the smart phones handicapped brother but as long as u get my jist who cares.
Yeah, that seems to be the prevalent attitude in our society: who cares about the proper use of the English language. People used to take the time to actually write well, but now just as long as we know what you mean it doesn't matter how badly you butcher what you're trying to say. I apologize if my attempts to get you to write clearly so we could all understand what you mean hurt your little feelings. Go back and reread the first line of your original post and you'll see what I mean.

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It wasn't English, but I did teach. Let's see... Basic automotive theory; engine assembly, diagnosis and repair; diagnostic principles; DC electrical theory and repair; AC and cooling systems... You'd never need help from anybody like that, though. That's a good thing, I guess.

Here's one for free, though:

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Btw anyone know if limited slip diffs on those are worth while or junk
Yes, they are, especially given the use you intend for the truck you buy.

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #16
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I worked in the oilfield. You are the first" roughneck" i have come across that has given much thought to the grammatical correctness of any conversation but i suppose it's healthy to accept criticism. Thank you.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:26 AM   #18
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Actually I am... If you knew me you would understand.

I am sorry to be such an ass sometimes, but "the as long as you get the jist of it who cares" is a peeve of mine, and I sorta overreacted.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #19
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Last question i have for this thread guys. Again, anyone know anything about wether there was I6's put in 79's from factory. I goin to look at this one this week and was wondering if it for sure has to be a drop in or wether it indeed could be factory. I could find very little info on the net about it. Thx for ur replies
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The 300 I6 was not offered until 1980
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