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by jimmyv65
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: AX15 in a Bronco with a I6
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: AX15 in a Bronco with a I6

Yes those are valid considerations. After my NV3550 was all in I started adding up what it cost and it was kind of expensive. The fact that the M50 did not require the adapter to the block was attractive to me after the fact as I could have saved money on that part. You will enjoy that five speed d...
by jimmyv65
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: AX15 in a Bronco with a I6
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: AX15 in a Bronco with a I6

bmbm40 wrote: Was the M50D ever a consideration for you?


I've heard good things on it. I liked the gearing a little better on the AX15 and I wanted a divorced bellhousing. I wanted the option to stay with a manual clutch vs. hydro. I wasn't sure on that with the M50D.
by jimmyv65
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: AX15 in a Bronco with a I6
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

AX15 in a Bronco with a I6

I am in process on swapping from the 3 speed to an AX15. I am most of the way through it and have started to see some lessons learned to pass along. Advance Adapter(AA) Adapters: The adapter plate at the front and to the transfer case work fine. This assumes you have a big bell 200 or a 250. You nee...
by jimmyv65
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

I used the 6 cyl clutch stuff. I am sure you could make either one work.
by jimmyv65
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related

x2 bmbm... the 250's are harder to come by and so are the parts for them (at least here in CA). Jimmy's pulley setup is trick and I scoured the earth looking for that, to no avail. When I had my '66, I had (much later) future plans to stuff a 300 in there. I think that would be the ultimate drivetr...
by jimmyv65
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related

Agreed. More information out there the better.
by jimmyv65
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: slo growth 170/D20/3.03 to 250/D20/NV3550
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: slo growth 170/D20/3.03 to 250/D20/NV3550

bubba22349 wrote:Do you have any pictures of the mounts set them next to each other. :thumbup: :nod:


Agreed. Hard to follow and help without photos.
by jimmyv65
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related

I saw this the other day and it is good. I don't know if I agree with some of the mods mentioned as needed. I had posted a ways back a comparison between the two motors: 170/200/250 vs a 300. They are darn close in size. Specifically, within an inch in length. Depending on your transmission choice, ...
by jimmyv65
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco: frame extensions, towers'n mounts

Will the Mav mounts go on the ol 170 towers? Don't look quite right. What towers should I get? Hey! I saw you were making the swap. I hope it goes well for you. I used the 1966 mounts and towers, so I don't know if I can help. Mine works, but in hindsite, I don't think my choice of motor mounts was...
by jimmyv65
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb vs Fuel Injection
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Re: Carb vs Fuel Injection

On this site, this is a religious question. The carb guys will never accept FI and visa versa. I've had great luck putting FI on old carb'd vehicles. I've done it 3 times. I did a Megasquirt set up on my 250 and it's been great. I got it tuned very easily. I never got my weber to be 100% right. I ha...
by jimmyv65
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

I need to do something similar for my clutch linkages... Here's some answers back: -Is that arm you built that angles up to the other bolt on the block substantial enough? Any flex or anything? Yeah, it has been great. No flex. I've got 4000 miles in and it still works well. -You went round, I don'...
by jimmyv65
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: 302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.

Hi, Not a lot of traffic out here this summer. Sorry you aren't getting feedback. I can't speak to towing much, but will add this. My 250 with FI feels strong enough to tow. With a carb it did not. I seem to be a lone voice on this, but the 2bbl adapter plate is a horrible thing. It puts the float b...
by jimmyv65
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

That is good news, more low end torque and power overall. And all the good stuff associated with fuel injection like cold starts etc. Nice results. Thanks!!! I've done EFI swaps before and went into this thinking it would be easy. It got a little difficult when I was trying to get the timing/distri...
by jimmyv65
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

:beer: excellent! Did you pickup any fuel economy? :thumbup: :nod: Thanks! Not sure yet. I have only driven a few hundred miles since getting it going. Also, I have been tuning it out. The initial tune was rich and I've been leaning it out slowly. That said, it's gotta give me better mileage. My tu...
by jimmyv65
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

That looks great. Any more power? Yes! Quite a lot!!! The Weber done with an adapter plate is not ideal. That carb was designed to run with the float bowls facing the front of the vehicle, not the side (on Aussie 2V heads, it does face the front and I am sure is fine). With that carb, during accele...
by jimmyv65
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Gotta do some final under the hood shots. I really like the Megasquirt system. It took some time and education to get it right. I am still tuning, but it runs really nice. http://i.imgur.com/hMH41ox.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Z2eEwMV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/QUVzHQy.jpg
by jimmyv65
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Drool over this
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: Drool over this

Those pictures aren't very browser friendly. Can't really see much. They are small.

Not sure if you can re-size and reload. I'd love to see more.

Thanks
by jimmyv65
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: anyone use microsquirt?
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: anyone use microsquirt?

jdlaugh430 wrote:Might ask the DIY Autotune guys if that's correct. According to the documentation.....
Of course if you have injectors on each cylinder, then just go with high-impedance ones.


Yeah, I can't say that for certain. Just passing on what I was told.
by jimmyv65
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: anyone use microsquirt?
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: anyone use microsquirt?

I looked at Microsquirt. In talking to the DIY guys, you'll need some big resistors in line to run the injectors as compare with regular Megasquirt. I think the resistors needed for the Microsquirt setup on a large TBI style injector is a pricey item. So, it may not be as much of a bargain as it loo...
by jimmyv65
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: GM TBI Fuel Injection
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: GM TBI Fuel Injection

I have some experience with both TBI solutions. GM ECU: I did a GM 7747 to a Toyota inline 6, 12 years ago before it was cool. Some folks mention that it will probably work without a re-chip. That isn't true. You'll need a chip burnt or burn one yourself. At the time, there wasn't folks like AFI. I ...
by jimmyv65
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

How about some hood louvers? I think it will be good with the fuel injection. My issue was the Weber carb. That carb is not designed to run "sideways" like it does with the adapter plate everyone uses on our motor. The float bowls on Weber 38/38 or 32/36 are designed to be pointed toward ...
by jimmyv65
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

How do you like the headers? How hot does it get under the hood? My vote is still out. Part of why I went megasquirt was heat. I was running lean in my previous carb set up and that was a big part of it. I am guessing the headers were some factor as well. With this motor, there aren't many good opt...
by jimmyv65
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Megasquirt... is there anything it can't do? So is it running good and was it worth it? Short version: It has run, but not done. I got it to run as a fuel only set up and decided I should jump straight to it controlling the ignition/timing. With that, I sent my distributor back to DUI to have them ...
by jimmyv65
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

I spoke too soon. These look to be the 16" ones.

I didn't look close enough. These are the 15" ones. PM me to discuss further.
by jimmyv65
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Good news to hear! Fuel injection+computer controlled ignition... I don't think there is much left you can do on that Bronco. It should run and drive really well and also should add power. I tend to agree with you, but maybe we are being short sighted. This Megasquirt says it can control NOS, turbo...
by jimmyv65
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Good progress and workmanship. Looking forward to hearing the driving impressions. Thanks! I tried starting it today and have an issue with the RPM/crank sensor. All the others look good. I am using Megasquirt and it has an awesome graphic interface. You can see all the gauges for the different sen...
by jimmyv65
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Good progress and workmanship. Looking forward to hearing the driving impressions. Thanks! I tried starting it today and have an issue with the RPM/crank sensor. All the others look good. I am using Megasquirt and it has an awesome graphic interface. You can see all the gauges for the different sen...
by jimmyv65
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Getting some of the electrical sorted. Boy it really helped taking out that vent to get at the back of the driver's dash area.

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by jimmyv65
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: New Bronco Upgrade Project

Final fuel line config. Using the push on style hose. Boy, that stuff is nice.
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Accell cable. Had to cobble together that black cable stop.
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Closer
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by jimmyv65
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: New Bronco Upgrade Project

bubba22349 wrote::hmmm: looks like you are setting it up for EFI! :thumbup:


Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! :beer:

Done with fuel lines, accell cable & TBI mounting. Now moving on to electrical.
by jimmyv65
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: New Bronco Upgrade Project

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by jimmyv65
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: New Bronco Upgrade Project

Really like how clean the hard lines turned out. Pretty good hand bend job. http://i.imgur.com/NLhexU2.jpg Had to weld on to my line clips to take the additional 3/8 hard line. http://i.imgur.com/CeSR269.jpg http://i.imgur.com/GiOEUqu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PSBzk77.jpg
by jimmyv65
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco FI Upgrade Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Bronco FI Upgrade Project

Getting started on FI.

Gotta plumb a return line and the higher PSI pump.
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by jimmyv65
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

chad wrote:"...took in a different direction…"
sure did, bro. !~



:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by jimmyv65
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

jimmyv65 wrote:I have 4 of these in my basement. I bought a very original 66 that I took in a different direction.


I spoke too soon. These look to be the 16" ones.
by jimmyv65
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

I have 4 of these in my basement. I bought a very original 66 that I took in a different direction.

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by jimmyv65
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Crossflow in an early Bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Crossflow in an early Bronco?

Huck, You may want to consider the 300. There is a ton of mis-information about the 250 vs. the 300. The 300 weighs the same and is only 1 inch longer. It would take some fab work on the motor mounts and maybe an adjustment to the radiator mounts to bump that slightly forward. The 250 with a crossfl...
by jimmyv65
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: So long for now, but not goodbye forever...
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: So long for now, but not goodbye forever...

Hey! This comes as a shock. I am sad, but I guess I have to extend congrats as well.

We've had some good talks on tuning over the time.

I've gone a different direction than we discussed. I am going to fuel inject my 250.

Did you sell your Bronco with the fancy AU head?

Good luck to ya!
by jimmyv65
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed

chad wrote:Thanks for the pointers..............
'Mix'n match' seems about right -


All good. I just was trying to pass along stuff I recall. All kinds of ways to do this. After my pickup height issues, I just wanted to chime in so you didn't have the same problems.

Good luck to ya.
by jimmyv65
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed

My hope is to use the 170 prts (C earlier post). It's been a while, but when I looked at using the 170 p/u on the 250 it didn't look good. How duz that 3/8 - 1/2 inch wrk? I'm thinkin much less… I found a few posts by machine shops and engine builders that mentioned the 3/8" to 1/2". Here...
by jimmyv65
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Instal a 250: p/u tube changes needed

Hey Chad, A couple thoughts for you on this. 1) I used the stock 250 pan and cut the pumpkin side to be smaller. See my build thread if you want to consider that option. 2) I ended up putting a set of these on my truck. Really Big Bump Stops . Even without my mod to my pan, I'd never hit with these....
by jimmyv65
Thu May 19, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 4.9L in an 1970 Early Bronco
Replies: 15
Views: 4679

Re: 4.9L in an 1970 Early Bronco

I was able to measure my 250 and a 300 last night. I just did length. I compared from trans mount to pulley. My 250 was 31 inches and the 300 was 32 inches. That seems to valid those measurements that show the two motors are closer than people realize. OK, thanks for the clarity! still like to hear ...
by jimmyv65
Fri May 13, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 4.9L in an 1970 Early Bronco
Replies: 15
Views: 4679

Re: 4.9L in an Early Bronco

Again, I'd say there is a bunch of mis-information out there. This guy weighed his motor. Comes in around 420. http://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56446 This thread has both the wrong heavier weight and the weights in that picture. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/935485-4-9l-weight-and-leng...
by jimmyv65
Fri May 13, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 4.9L in an 1970 Early Bronco
Replies: 15
Views: 4679

Re: 4.9L in an 1970 Early Bronco

like to hear bout the build on the 300 (cam, carb, etc). One suggestion: Move it back, don't move the radiator! That is a l o n g (& heavy) sucker for our lill bobtails. May B look @ what the 4BT swapers due for the frnt end (springs, bags, etc) Keep em commin! There is a bunch of what seems to...
by jimmyv65
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

Some later model 200's are set up for the Big Bell and no trans adapter would be required. I think all 250's were big bell. In my build thread, I have some details that would be relevant on trans/flywheel adaption. For a flywheel, I was able to use the flywheel from a 300. It worked for starter/engi...
by jimmyv65
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

It is Cheby. There was no trick to that one. I know a bunch of Fords had them. If you find a good used booster, any of them would work. It's just the fabrication to mount it both to the truck and to the master cyl. There is a guy in the classic bronco's web forum that has a bunch of these for sale u...
by jimmyv65
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: bronk 4.1L ('69 - '83) falcon motor, 240tq @ 1600 rpm,

[b]Thanks! Good Info to know. I see a 'fancy' Saginaw PS pump (and 2 belts throughout) which has dual duty (hydrobost breaks/steering) I assume. What part number or yr/make/model did you source the PS pump (and the MC hydroboost from)? Some use the Astrovan's hydroboost MC... Yep, that is an Astrov...
by jimmyv65
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

Hey Jimmyv65 - Nice bronco! We're trying to get a youtube channel going at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-kb13LDhnHi_NA300XQmqw It's not really 'Official' yet, as I have no idea how to manage a youtube channel or the subscribers to it, but I'm learning. Could we steal your video to post it up...
by jimmyv65
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 11253

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

bubba22349 wrote::beer: sounds decent :thumbup: :nod:


It does! Kinda surprised me a bit. It is the Clay Smith 274/274 Cam. So far, I am really liking it.