84 B2 She is new to me

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84 B2 She is new to me

Postby MrD » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:07 pm

Well I wanted to find something I could haul my pedal bike with to the dirt trails and go on back road excursions here in hot Las Vegas, Nevada.

I also wanted to keep the miles lower on my mini cooper.

I started looking at Samurais, then I decided to look at Bronco II. :eek:

Well I left the house one day to buy a new mountain bicycle and bought an 84 BII instead.

Maybe I should of looked around more but to late for that.

84 BII, 2.8 L, XLT, 5 spd with OD, 4x4 automatic hubs, ac, no power windows or seats.

I think I am going to have to eventually replace the old carb, for now I am doing little maintenance items. The interior is light blue, with a tear in the driver's seat, the driver's seat bends back to far, and the carpet is missing on the driver's side floorboard. Rest of the inside is nice. I am thinking of a body lift for 30-31 tires. I will probably keep the rest of her stock as I like originality and a little modification.

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby xeducatex » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:36 am

do you know how much a rebuilt carb costs with labor?

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby MrD » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:20 am

I just got my carb rebuilt here in Las Vegas for $170 and some change. I took it off myself and took it to the shop and they had it completed that afternoon.

She runs really good except I put in some ethanol fuel to help with the emissions test and now she doesn't like to idle. I need to add more fuel to dilute the ethanol better.

Let me know if you have anymore questions,
laters Mr. D

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby vabronconut » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:55 pm

nice looking bronco, i think a nice set of 31's would look sweet ! and by the way much better choice than a susucky
87 bronco II 93 5.0 HO, NP435, 44 sas

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby MrD » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:36 pm

Here is an update:
I replaced front brakes and rotors along with the inner & outer bearings and seals
on the front as well. I need to check the back breaks next. I got sidetracked:

New wheels with some old 31 M/T that I am going to finish wearing out this is taken at my camping spot on Wed at Mt. Charleston in Nevada at 8,300 ft in Oct.:
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Old front
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Front in progress
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grinding left overs
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New front- what a pita, I had to grind off the bumper bolts
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same old saying: I still have more to do

laters Kelly

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby vabronconut » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:58 am

is that a stock bii bumper?? i like it, and the truck looks great !
87 bronco II 93 5.0 HO, NP435, 44 sas

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby MrD » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:59 pm

The front bumper was on the truck when I bought it. at pic a parts I found the brush guard on a 85-87? BII so I thought I would see if it would work.

Thanks for the comments

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby huntsforfood » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:41 pm

I like the upgrades. I had to torch my bolts to put brush guard on mine.

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Re: 84 B2 She is new to me

Postby Ruffinit » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:19 am

Looks great. Those 31s fit pretty good. I run 235/75-15s on all of mine. (3 Broncs and an Exp Sport) I had to run to Tennessee to pick up my '84, drove it 600 miles home.. Somebody had tried to remove all the smog control and emissions stuff without knowing what they were doing. The mechanic told me he had tuned up the carb on it before I picked it up. When he said that a big red flag went up.. :mad2: It was driveable and that's about it. Took me over 40 gallons to get home. Went through the engine hooking stuff back up and replacing what was missing, did a tuneup on the carb and drove it all winter ~5000 miles in the snow/ice/cold here in Iowa averaging about 18-19mpg. Even my 88 fuel injected 2.9 wouldn't quite do that..


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