It was my Dad's 4x4, which he used occasionally for exploring mining areas. I rebuilt the stock 400 engine back in 2001 and eventually converted it to EEC-IV in 2010. It's my dedicated "heavy offroad" assault vehicle.
1979 Ford Bronco (silver)
Rebuilt 400, 0.030" over, Dynagear pistons, OE rods w/ARP bolts, OE crank. Ported Lightning 351W lower mounted using Price Motorsports adapters, OE heads, 90mm LMAF, 65mm throttle body, Ford 24 lb/hr injectors. EEC-IV control w/EDIS8 ignition (no distributor). Twin electric cooling fan, independently controlled via EEC. Functional A/C using Seltec HD compressor and upgraded condenser. ZF S5-42 5-speed manual transmission using TMeyers Inc.'s flywheel and pilot bearing adapter. Hedman Elite long tube headers into 3" Y-pipe, single O2 sensor, high flow cat, Magnaflow muffler.
Carpet was removed in favor of Herculiner and heavy duty rubber mats, 1/2" thick. Stock front and rear bench seats with OE roll bar, front bench was reupholstered and customized with a Tuffy console. Tinted windows help in the AZ summer heat.
Repainted once in 2009. Custom front and rear bumpers. Otherwise stock body.
Pioneer deck and Boston Acoustics 6.5" speakers are the only practical things to have inside the 4x4.
4" lift springs (Skyjacker), Bilstein dual reservoir shocks, custom rear leafs. Bloody Knuckle Garage drop track bar bracket, Superlift adjustable track bar, Bulletproof Steering linkages, and Duff Tuff coil spring buckets. Front and rear axles are stock housings (high pinion D44 front, 31-spline big bearing Ford 9" rear), but 4.10 gears with Powertrax Lockright diff and 4.11 gears with Powertrax Noslip locker in a Currie nodular iron carrier, respectively.
Wheel and Tire
Eagle 15x10 wheels with Toyo MT 35x13.50x15 rubber.