uk owned bronco b2 (now back together)

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ukbronco
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uk owned bronco b2 (now back together)

Postby ukbronco » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:24 pm

hi guys i am new to the site and like most forums i like to show my motor so bear with me as i aint had my bronco long and its my first american car...

its a 1988 bronco 2 2.9 v6 with a manual box and is a xlt, with red interiour, stock at the moment execpt for a stainless steel muffler.. well for now anyway big plans are afoot if i can get bits shipped to me in the uk that is.. and as its my daily driver too, was imported in 1992 from florida and i still have the dealer plates..!!!!!

all i have done is fit some lights and a make a roof mounted lightbar
all comments/advice or suggestions welcome as all new to bronco's

the pics i have so far...

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hope ya all like
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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby Ranger Dave » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:38 pm

nice
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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby tekatlarge » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:22 am

Very nice looking Ride,

You being in the UK and such I would think you might want to look into putting a Cosworth 2.9. I s3ee a lot of
Scorpios over there and it would be an awesome transplant.
I wish I had the ability to import a Cosworth V6 over here. The cost is just to prohibitive here. Maybe you might want to look into that I bet the Cossie would make that B2 Fly...
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ukbronco
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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby ukbronco » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:32 pm

yeah a lot over here but parts aint cheap for em...! just as cheap to go v8 with it really and the sound is better with a v8 too..

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby ukbronco » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:00 pm

well had the typical exhaust blowing noise from right hand manifold so decided to fix it but had the pleasure of most of the studs breaking off..

So now both heads are off now so i can get the remaning bits of stud machined out and found out the head gaskets just starting to go which is lucky.

took some pics seeing as my kids like engines and cars etc so thought i would post em up on here in case any one else would like to see whats involved etc

not much of the srtip down but will take more pics as i put it back together again

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Image 1 of the heads minus the rocker assembly

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Image the pistons as seen once heads are removed..

also while i am on can any one give me any info or links to lifting my bronco and whats best for em

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby drofman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:49 pm

I have Migged nuts on those broken studs before and it seems to work good. I think the heat when welding helps.

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby ukbronco » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:32 pm

the longer studs are not the main prob its the ones broken off flush that are the problem..

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby drofman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:58 pm

thats what i'm talking about

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby ukbronco » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:46 am

quick pic of my bronco as it sit at the moment as i was laid off from the garage i worked at and not had chance to collect the heads from machine shop.... and we are having our second blast of artic snow and winds here in the uk....

should be out playing in the snow in it instead of it sitting there freezing its big ends off... :rolleyes2:

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really missing the thing the wifes focus just aint got it....

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Re: uk owned bronco b2

Postby ukbronco » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:38 pm

got the heads back couple of weeks back and all the gaskets and new headbolts so got back on to it

cleaned up the heads prior to fit

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took me couple of hours to refit it then just had to re time it as dizzy had been taken out and would not fire so re timed it at 10 degrees bdc and got it running again and got it back home again to start doing all the little bits that need sorting..

started the little niggles on it today 8/feb/2011 as a break in the poor weather we been having let the sun come out so made the most of it...

passenger electric window did not work but motor turns so removed door card to find out why and found this

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so need to sort out ordering another as its well gone and beyond repairing

also not been able to get heat into the cabin or blower so removed dash to find out why and found bits loose and missing
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found this lying on the heater assembly
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now fitted back here where it belongs (in this hole)
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but found out i am missing the other one that goes here so have put a ad in the wanted section for the missing bit
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need the plastic cowl that goes on the bulkhead under the hood too that the blower motor goes in as mines been hacked to bits and only small bit left of it

as i could not do anymore i fitted a cd player in the dash
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and gave the dash top a new lick of paint as was covered in surface rust from sitting before i got it
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and while i had the paint out painted my wheels on the car as seemd like mine was missing something

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looks much better and will do till i get some other rims for it when i get it lifted in the future

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Re: uk owned bronco b2 (now back together)

Postby Thedsk » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Looking good. I know what it's like having to watch the snow fall and have to stay in.

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