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Picked up another one this past weekend in Maryland.* 300 six, stick w/ overdrive (SROD), power steering, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a/c, rear defrost, high back buckets...and everything electrical works, even both rear window switches.* and its an 82!* i drove it 5 hours home, did fine.* of all the broncos ive driven on the highway that were older than me, this one is easily the nicest.* there is a bit of slop in the steering wheel, but it wasnt bad.* it smells kinda like a horse barn: hay, manure, leather and tabacco, but just faintly.* the only real problem is that the alt belt squeels real bad.* there are some nasty hills near my place, and downshifting up those made the belt slip even more, and my headlights nearly died.* but the alt is new, i just have to try some belt adjustments, and maybe a new pulley.* here are the pics.

right after i "washed" it (aka, it rained)








 

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Dang that thing looks clean...wish I could find something like that around here......without rust
 

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Nice score! Do the 3G swap, it'll square away the gremlins in the electrical system. And watch that SROD, I've rebuilt mine three times, the third has been a charm!
 

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How much did you get it for?

The interior reminds me of riding in my dad's Bronco when I was a kid...
 

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very nice.
I wish I could find a 300 with the 4sp to turn into a toy. I'd sell my 95 or 85 if I could find that.

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Good deal!
 

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I second the rust thing & Thats the first i have seen with a sun roof. I need to pay better attention in the scrapyard when looking around.
 

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Very nice score indeed.
Are the 300s V-belt or serpentine? If serpentine, check the tensioner and condition the belt with "Rick's Magic Belt Quiet Stuff" (AKA: rub it well with some Irish Spring or the bar soap of your choice)
If V-belt I'm not familiar with that particular setup, but there still should be a tensioner. Adjust that and hit it with Rick's Magic Belt Quiet Stuff. :toothless
 

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awesome find!

I say you build that I6....forged rotating assembly, turbo it :)
 

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Ubermich said:
Very nice score indeed.
Are the 300s V-belt or serpentine?
v belt, but im trying to find a serp system for it.

magnumpi said:
awesome find!

I say you build that I6....forged rotating assembly, turbo it :)
i was actually thinking about a turbo.
 

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i was actually thinking about a turbo.
Do it...DO IT!!!
 

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SquattyD said:
v belt, but im trying to find a serp system for it.



i was actually thinking about a turbo.
Look for '87+, first year for EFI on 300s = serpentine belt systems. Don't see why it wouldn't bolt up. Just speculation.

If you do decide turbo, look for for a T4/T04. Nice Bronco. :thumbup Are you going to keep the SROD?
 
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