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|05-07-2019 05:06 PM|
It better be nice and clean, you only have a couple miles on it.
But yes, I love getting compliments on the Bronco and the 300. Old mechanics especially seem to glow over that engine.
Then, you run into the occasional guy who says, "I didn't know they put six cylinders into something as big as a Bronco, what in the world would you want that for?"
Yeah... you don't know nuthin'
|05-07-2019 05:04 PM|
So if you've read elsewhere on FSB, I'm stuck at a shop, getting a new spindle put on. They are finally bleeding the brakes, so it shouldn't be too long.
Mechanic said it was the cleanest, nicest 300 he's ever seen! Dont that make a guy feel all warm inside lol
|04-28-2019 05:00 AM|
|BikerPepe`||If you check in before you split... happy trails bud and don't forget yer camera!|
|04-27-2019 10:35 PM|
|445 FE Bronco||I got half a tank of gas, half a pack of smokes, itís dark and we are wearing sunglasses, hit it.|
|04-27-2019 09:15 PM|
|BigBlue 94||Drove up to the reservation to get a carton of cigs for the trip, and didnt hear a single ticking noise! That put about 12 miles on the fresh oil and fluids. All seems well. Got all my gear loaded up. Just gotta pack some clothes and personal items and fill up the cooler.|
|04-27-2019 08:46 PM|
|445 FE Bronco||Nice, sounds like you could easy smoke even a modded V8. I love sleepers SURPRISE!|
|04-27-2019 05:57 PM|
Got the oil changed, 6 qts of Castrol GTX 10w30 dino juice with a $20 bottle of Lucas ZDDP additive. Got the transmission drained and refilled, as well as the transfer case. Also swapped back to the open valve cover to tighten those noisy rockers. Two of them were pretty loose and two barely loose. Oddly, I could tell which ones were loose by the heavier splashing of oil out the pushrod hole. Got em quieted down real nice.
CB works, and I got a USB charger wired in.
Pretty well ready to roll out in the morning for Moab.
|04-27-2019 09:49 AM|
I've actually had good luck with radial swampers lasting. The SSRs wore really well. Better than the original Wrangler MTRs.
One day left before the journey begins!
|04-26-2019 10:20 PM|
Originally Posted by AbandonedBronco View Post
Originally Posted by BigBlue 94 View Post
Glad she's runnin' good!
Lookin' good too!
|04-26-2019 11:35 AM|
Originally Posted by AbandonedBronco View Post
Yeah, when the secondaries open, it feels more powerful than my 'built' efi 351. Lol, as I crossed the highway I goosed it, and as soon as I hit the gravel, the wheels broke loose, i shifted into third, and they were still spinning at 55mph uphill!
|04-26-2019 11:18 AM|
Very cool looking Bronco! I dig the color, stance, and tires you have on it.
I never have plans lift mine, but that's mostly monetary, since as a daily driver, I'd hate to be replacing 37" tires every 2 - 3 years.
But that doesn't mean I don't think about it from time to time.
I bet with the mods you've done, you are putting out more hp/tq than a stock 351, and at lower RPM. It'll move alright.
|04-25-2019 10:38 PM|
Yeah it's almost sounds like an early powerstroke clack. It kinda goes away if I goose it.
The six isn't for everyone, but neither is a diesel or a turbo four banger. I think anyone would be impressed with the torque it.
|04-25-2019 07:41 PM|
It looks good. While a "6" isn't my cup of tea, it is cool as hell that you did all the modding to it to make it "jump". Love it.
I agree with Abandoned Bronco above about the roller tip rockers making a sound, especially with a "stock" rocker cover. I will kind of disagree that is or becomes a cool sound, but you will get used to it if that is what you are hearing. Ask me how I know. lol I'll let you know if the "thicker" Ford Racing covers muffle the sound any, once I get them installed. My Cobra has (supposedly) different covers from the factory to muffle the sound. It must work.
|04-25-2019 06:01 PM|
Got about 85 miles on it so far. Drove over to the county line mud road and did some granny gear deceleration down a couple hills. Opened her up getting back across the highway and the secondaries opened and oh my! Power galore!
Still cant tell if I've got an exhaust leak or a loud rocker arm.
And a few full shots for @AbandonedBronco
And this may be my new favorite pic
|04-25-2019 11:17 AM|
|BigBlue 94||Oh, and it's a 50 mile round trip to work and back, plus about 15 at lunch. Trying to think of a good tall hill to use, that isn't on the highway lol|
|04-25-2019 11:06 AM|
Good tip on the deceleration.
You've really never seen a full pic?! Dang I've posted quite a few here and there.
It looks great from 20 feet, but the rockers are full of bondo and some new rust bubbles have formed. Lol I hit the rocker with the engine of my weed wacker and this happened.
It has been over 15 years since it was "restored" and it's in pretty decent shape considering.
|04-25-2019 10:57 AM|
Looking good! I don't know if I've seen a full pic of your Bronco. It's nice and straight.
One thing to keep in mind is that the roller rockers DO clickity tick. I had to get used to that in mine. It's a cool sound once you do get used to it, but it initially sends up the alert.
Now, go out and put 50 - 100 miles a night on it so you can get it good and broken in before Moab.
One thing I did on mine that really helped. If you have any tall hills, go up to the top, put it in low range / granny, and let it engine brake the whole way down. Climb back up, getting on it a few times, and then repeat.
The engine braking will create the most amount of vacuum your engine can have (mine is usually 2 - 4hg more than idle). This extra vacuum will really seat the rings into the cylinder walls. After my break-in, I had about 175 psi in all six cylinders on a compression test.
|04-25-2019 09:52 AM|
|04-25-2019 08:48 AM|
Made it to work! Only issue is a damn ticking from the engine somewhere. Probably another exhaust leak.
No leaks, temps and pressure good. Power is good. Carb probably needs a touch of fine tuning but it's pretty decent for not knowing what I'm doing.
|04-24-2019 09:24 PM|
Gasket is on, and it's all buttoned back up.
I ended up welding a bead around the three thin or no gasket coverage areas on the header flange and then ground/sanded them smooth. This effectively widened the sealing area. I still have a small leak or a rocker arm that isn't quite tight enough. But it's much better!
Gonna drive it to work tomorrow for the first time since 2016!
I dropped from .035 to .030 power valve restrictors, on advice from the fordsix forum.
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