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Well I'm taking a deep dive back onto this incredibly helpful forum! Originally joined a few years ago when i bought my first 78 Bronco for almost nothing, got it running well, and then sold it for a few dollars more than nothing almost 5 years ago. Had to pick up the family and move to ATx, so couldnt keep the old truck. Finally though, I got myself a new one! Havent decided on a name yet, but heres my 78 Bronco with a (maybe rebuilt?) strong 400, recently rebuilt and under warranty C6 trans, a 3" BDS suspension lift to fit 35s on 20in wheels. Now to be honest, that wheel/tire combo is the PO's and wouldnt be my first choice, but it sure looks pretty mean! Got lots of plans and upgrades in the mail, but for now the family is loving it!


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Yo Dr.Chuck,
Welcome back to our Big Bronco DIY Community!
Wow! Great acquisition!
Good job on filling out your 78s info.
Here is some 78 Bronco info for you:

1978 Bronco Dealer Brochure via member Indybronco

MANY 78 Parts Break-Out Diagrams by member Indybronco @ pictures, videos, and sounds |

1978 Bronco Emission Component Location Diagrams via 78brncoxlt

PARTIAL DEMO 1978 Ford Bronco & Truck Wiring Diagrams by Ford via member BroncMom @ Demo78 wiring diagram.pdf

1979 Bronco/F Series Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual via member Ziggy; similar to 78.
It may be slow to download if you're finding that one website from which you download files operates slower than another, it's likely either because the web server is slower, or another device along the transmission route in the chain linking you to the web server operates slower.

1979 Wiring Schematics, Connector Pin-outs, etc by member Ranger429 @ 79 wiring schematics
Similar to 78

Bubba's M-Block Ford V8 Workshop by Dave Resch @ Bubba's M-Block Ford V8 Workshop

78 351M/400 Engine Exhaust Emission Control Information Decal & Timing by member grovermyson @ Timing - Do I need to do anything ?

Partial Chilton Manual for 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Bronco. Scanned by Bronco City

Ford Shop Manual Diagrams: 1978-1979 Full Size Shop Manuals, partial @ Technical Diagrams Archives
My Tablet takes too long to download, so try the first in this list as long as you have Adobe Acrobat 9 installed. Let me know if the downloads are worth the effort.
Wiring Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Rear Lights Diagram
Motor Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Air Cleaner Diagram
Chassis Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes '78 Brakes Diagram, Gas Tank Setup Diagram
Body Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes; Upper Body Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, heater Ducts Diagram, Tailgate Diagram, Console Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, Grill Setup Diagram, Heater Controls Diagram, Interior Trip Diagram, Rear Sheetmetal Diagram, Tilt wheel Diagram, Tire Rack.

For any Bronco issues or to chat about it's planned modifications or build, it's better to post each seperately in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This will get more attention and you can build up your post count to get into other sections such as our Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories classifieds section (50 posts required to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members).

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Try to find time to Participate and VOTE in our Full-Size of the Month Contest & later in the year, Full-Size of the Year Contest @ Voting
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'92 Ford Bronco XLT
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Nice score..Beautiful Bronco..Welcome to the FSB family @Dr.Chuck. Make yourself at home.

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1981 Bronco, 4.9L, ZF5, NP208, Detroit Truetracs, 3.55 gears, 31" Wranglers front and rear
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Welcome back to FSB and congrats on the beautiful 78!

Bet you paid QUITE a few more dollars than nothing for this one.
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92 Bronco, 408 Stroker, 6R80, 4" lift, 9 inch, ARB lockers, 4.56 gears, Bassani exhaust
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What a beauty! I would love to have one like that.
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