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I agree, I really never quite understood this whole Chevy in a Ford thing....and I can't blame my old age on this one either. I mean, does Chevy build great engines and their cars are pieces of $hit compared to the Ford bodies and chassis????
Chevy guys buy or build beautiful '32 Ford Coupes and drop SBC in them for some strange reason and think it's cool. Kinda like they perfected or reinvented the wheel.
IDK, I would never buy a '57 Bel Air and drop a 429 in it and think it was cool.
Now, if you went with a 426 Hemi........

Sorry for the rant; carry on.

Just my $0.02

But then again, this might be on a Bronco chassis...

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Any updates?
 

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Been looking high and low for a transmission lately. Been searching in the middle of the forest and streams to see if they have any out there haha. But for real I tried all my junk yards in my area and I’ve been looking online about every other day to see if they pop up but don’t have any luck so far. I’m planning a trip to the big city because I’m sure they have one. Until then I’ve been trying out some spots for the wiring and just mock building everything to get an idea of how it will all look. This months progress will be slow but next month I’m planning on pushing hard to get this thing driving! I’m tired of watching all my friends go play without me:/






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Thanks for the update. Wiring looks good. Have you tried Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix? They have a couple of huge JYs.
 

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Thanks for the update. Wiring looks good. Have you tried Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix? They have a couple of huge JYs.
I haven’t. I’m up in Prescott so when I head down there I’m just going to go to every single one until I find one lol


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Lol! I'll be in Prescott and Flag next week. Love it there. I go to DVAP sometimes just to look around at cool stuff.
 

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Nice progress. This is a swap I would do but the wiring makes my head want to explode.
The wiring is a breeeeeze! I use nothing from the bronco wiring. I have the Holley terminator kit and everything comes pre wired and labeled. The only thing you connect is the power, ground, and fuel pump. And it’s very organized. Highly recommend


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Small update. I’ve been gone on vacation for two weeks and then my motivation has been gone to work on the bronco because of the heat. It’s been 100 degrees in my area and the junk yard I need to go to is in Phoenix and they’ve been 118 lately So just small wiring for now. Added some plugs and cleaning up some loose wiring. Making it so everything unlocks and just comes right out. Slowly getting there!!






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And I got my factory brake lines to replace the ABS ones on here



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You do some gorgeous work, I'm really looking forward to when you get a trans and tc.














So yeah, I'm gonna need you to get on that if you could.
 

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Frames clean and the brake lines have been converted to non-ABS system. Need to make a small flare for the last bit of line but other than that... brakes








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Wow, very impressive project. Fantastic job so far. I really can't believe that you don't have to modify the shit out of the crossmember to make it fit. Hell even the exhaust manifolds look like they fit. It looks like a way easier swap than a coyote. While your junkyard surfing for a transmission, try to find one that already has a transfer case hanging on the back of it.

You know what they say on iron resurrection, "wire it up, fire it up, your good to go".
 

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Wow, very impressive project. Fantastic job so far. I really can't believe that you don't have to modify the shit out of the crossmember to make it fit. Hell even the exhaust manifolds look like they fit. It looks like a way easier swap than a coyote. While your junkyard surfing for a transmission, try to find one that already has a transfer case hanging on the back of it.

You know what they say on iron resurrection, "wire it up, fire it up, your good to go".
Ya it’s like it’s meant to be! The tricky part will be just making the mounts but other than that everything has plenty of room!


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If you can weld it shouldn't be too bad. Watch the episode of Texas metal where the redo the engine bay on a lite blue 49 Chevy truck. They show a lot of detail about how they made the motor mounts. I think its season 2 episode 3
 
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