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« on: March 05, 2011, 06:54:43 PM »

Here is my 1984 Bronco II XLT. 2.8 V6, 5 speed, 4wd, manual hubs. 167K miles. I am the only owner of this BII. It really is stock. I use it as a daily driver, snow machine to go to the mountains and bicycle hauler.



For several years, I have thought about putting a 302 into this vehicle. I purchased a 1977 Granada donor car with 63K miles in Oct and started ordering parts. I thought I would have this done by now, but the C4/transfer case adapter took four months to be delivered.

Now I am underway and will start to remove the V6 on Monday. I have a buyer for it who will be here in a week.

Here is a link to what I have done so far with the engine and transmission.(I hope it works).

http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/svgreatwhite/
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84 Bronco II XLT 4X4, One owner, 302 V8 & C4 Conversion Done(but never done) in April 2011, otherwise stock.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 07:02:14 PM »

Awesome 

Good Luck

I cant wait to swap in a bigger engine into my B2  drool
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 07:32:41 PM »

Cool!  What headers are those?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »

Cool!  What headers are those?
Those are L&L headers. I think they are very cool. Pretty expensive. They are electroless nickel plated. The right side headers seem to tuck up tight to the engine and tranny and are above the starter. The left side goes down just like a lit of the other brands. I hope they fit as well once inside the rig.
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84 Bronco II XLT 4X4, One owner, 302 V8 & C4 Conversion Done(but never done) in April 2011, otherwise stock.
2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 03:32:38 PM »

Got a lot done today.Pulled the engine and tranny. My dad came over and helped. The engine was tight to remove, but I did not remove the fan, so that was tight. Also broke the distributor cap. Tomrrow hope to remove the other stuff I wont need. And then clean up the engine compartment some. The buyer of the engine is suppose to be here saturday.

Took a nice driving vehicle and disabled it. Guess I am committed to finishing this project now.


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84 Bronco II XLT 4X4, One owner, 302 V8 & C4 Conversion Done(but never done) in April 2011, otherwise stock.
2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 04:10:03 PM »

Liking the progress. MAN those are some clean floorboards I bought my BII with no carpet or insulation, and the floorboards are black with brown accents always You got your 302 all prepped and built already? And awesome looking weather to be doing it it. I love Oregon, but DAMN the rain.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 05:29:33 PM »

Holy clean Bronco II Batman!!!!!

Good luck, I'm pulling my motor soon to do a 4.0 swap!

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 07:30:39 PM »

Liking the progress. MAN those are some clean floorboards I bought my BII with no carpet or insulation, and the floorboards are black with brown accents always You got your 302 all prepped and built already? And awesome looking weather to be doing it it. I love Oregon, but DAMN the rain.
I have owned it since it was new. And it has been pampered most of it's life, although I did not feel like I pampered it. It is just a daily driver. I don't go off road much. It has been under cover it's whole life.

The 302 is a low mileage unit and for now, I am not performing any performance mods. It will have headers. And I did some maintenance work on the engine: rear main seal, double roller timing gear, valve stem seals, new oil pump and drive shaft, and I replaced the intake gaskets. I also cleaned and painted the block.

More photos: http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/svgreatwhite/

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84 Bronco II XLT 4X4, One owner, 302 V8 & C4 Conversion Done(but never done) in April 2011, otherwise stock.
2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 07:55:09 PM »

Looks good. Dig the Ford block blue. Probably not what its called, but when I was just a little one my dad and grandpa rebuilt a couple engines (390 for my dads 73 F250, and a 7.3 for my grandpa's 89 F350) and they painted them that same color. Forever shall be known to me as Ford Block Blue.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 08:04:16 PM »

Looks good. Dig the Ford block blue. Probably not what its called, but when I was just a little one my dad and grandpa rebuilt a couple engines (390 for my dads 73 F250, and a 7.3 for my grandpa's 89 F350) and they painted them that same color. Forever shall be known to me as Ford Block Blue.
The color I used was actually called "Old Ford Blue". I was actually pretty tired of it by the time I was done!    I think it will lokk good once it is in the BII. I need to do some touch up before I do the final install.
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84 Bronco II XLT 4X4, One owner, 302 V8 & C4 Conversion Done(but never done) in April 2011, otherwise stock.
2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 08:08:46 PM »

Will look awesome You could drive around without a hood, and look like this . Looking forward to more pictures of the progress man.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 08:17:11 PM »

Will look awesome You could drive around without a hood, and look like this . Looking forward to more pictures of the progress man.
I hope to do the fit test early next week. If I don't do it early in the week, it will be the next week. Worrying over the wiring harness tonight. Most of the harness is going away and the stuff I am saving is starting to make sense now.
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2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 08:27:38 PM »

From the little bits of under-hood wiring with harnesses and such that I've done on my BII, and my buddies various rigs, they all seem more complicated then they really are. Once you get the angle on them, they start to make more sense.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 04:53:53 PM »

Here is the latest progress. With some help from my dad, we have the 302 setting in the BII on the motor mounts. This is just for fitment and mockup at this time and I plan on it coming out. The biggest issue today is that the pan hits the I beam bracket. Also, I may have to lift the engine a little to get the headers on. Maybe I should have installed them first. Although the bell housing does not hit the tunnel flange, I will probably bend it flat for header clearance on the right side. Good progress today. It took about 1-1/2 hours from picking it up to having the bolts in the motor mounts. It will be easier next time.





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2001 Ford, F150 XLT, 4X4, 4.6 liter, Supercab.
1990, Mustang GT, 5.0 with GT40P Heads and GT 40 Manifolds, 5 speed, project car.
1990 Bronco II, XLT, 2.9, 5 spd, AKA: "The Hip Breaker"
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 07:48:13 PM »

Looks like those mounts push the motor forward quite a bit.
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