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by colby45
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 6169

Re: Nv3550

That is correct. There is no way to use a ZF without a hydro clutch.
by colby45
Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 6169

Re: Nv3550

Yeah the NV would give you the OD and a very solid low first. Aside from bell housing, there is much custom work to be done. t-case adapter, cross member, t-case linkage, etc. Just keep that in mind. A great setup, just a little more expense but every Bronco guy I know who has done it raves about it...
by colby45
Tue May 31, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 6169

Re: Nv3550

I like the ZF better 4 my use - lower 1st gear, TWO PTOs. BUT I have little to no funds. ZF's are cheap to buy (you can grab the 2wd version for pretty cheap), and they will mate directly to a stock V8, but I believe some custom work would have to be done to adapt it to a six. You will still need a...
by colby45
Thu May 26, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge

I agree. I think a shroud will do nothing but benefit you, especially if you are moving to a bigger engine. They are relatively easy to retrofit as far as I've seen from some other Bronco guys I know.
by colby45
Tue May 24, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge

If you swap for a 250, will you keep rolling with the stock radiator? You may wait and see if you even need a fan shroud after you swap and drive around a bit to gauge the engine temp.
by colby45
Tue May 24, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge

I would agree Ford did it to save money. I also think the 170 ran decently cool so they did not see the need for a shroud. The fan took care of cooling by itself. It is dangerous though. I worry about being in my engine bay when it's running because of that fan.
by colby45
Tue May 24, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: What's ur 6 cyl fan knowledge

My '66 Bronco is almost completely original and it does not have a fan shroud. I also have the '66 Bronco Shop Manual and it makes no mention of a fan shroud anywhere. I believe your are correct that there wasn't one that came stock.
by colby45
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

Nice, got the bench. Cover for sale at "Bronco…(over in Castle Rock)…Haven"(?) if U wanna get rid of the d.tape/rips. Not sure if they have the foam too. If you ever see a beat up one (I need springs, frame, adjustment & slide, and the frame that holds it up on passenger's side) grab ...
by colby45
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

The plow on mine was a Meyer, but I don't think it was installed from the factory. Someone mounted the bumper forward of the plow and just bent the bumper back by hand to make it not look funny. Here are some more pics: Interior http://i.imgur.com/r1oSeUM.jpg Here it is with the plow still on it whe...
by colby45
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Odds'n Ends

Still not sure if U saw ur removable window frames. The bolts R @ the door edge - hinge side. I C ur license plate… if U look diagnolly cross the grill there R 2 holes above the driver's frame horn or abt even w/the driver's turn signal. Factory spot for the license plate… Also that same frnt bumpe...
by colby45
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

Thanks guys. I will take a look at further advancing the timing from the 4 degrees additional it currently has. I do have a light with a dial so that should help. I suppose I need to get advance it and get it out and see how it performs like Ron suggested. Just to clarify, the Bronco came from 9100 ...
by colby45
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

Yeah the compression issue needs addressing. I could do another with the oil check to see if it's valves or cylinders, but the truth is it doesn't matter. If I am pulling the whole thing, I am going to do a top down rebuild so that I don't have to worry down the road. I do have a feeling it's becaus...
by colby45
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 3503

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

You've got an August '65 production truck? Mine was also built in August of '65.
by colby45
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 3503

Re: Wanted K/H 15" x 5.5 wheels

What part of the country are you in? I know a person in CO who has an Early Bronco salvage yard who has some factory original wheels, but shipping might be expensive.
by colby45
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

Well I finally got around to looking into everything. The distributor is in good shape. There is virtually no play in the shaft and it holds a vacuum. I can see the carrier plate advance when I apply suction via the carb side of the vacuum line and it moves freely with little resistance. Springs are...
by colby45
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

“…As far checking for vacuum leaks, broken springs and weights, diaphragms, etc. where exactly? I recall replacing the spark control valve diaphragm when we rebuilt the carb, but I have not checked the vacuum line between the carb and distributor or any of the vacuum components in the distributor. ...
by colby45
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

First of all, thank you all for your help troubleshooting this. I really appreciate it! I can understand keeping it original. I kept the 170 and trans from my 66 but found out after I pulled it the head was not original and I bought it from the original owner. You may want to check your block and he...
by colby45
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

no reason to swap out that motor if U don't want. It a lill T R A C T O R !!! served me well for over 3 decades haulin logs up to the band saw mill, gettin in the fire wood, plowin alota sno… If you've known it awhile B ashame to de-ball it or hang alota bells all over, etc. Mine has made me some m...
by colby45
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Tips for 170 Rebuild

and hope U enjoy the bronk, this site. There's more action on "144 - 250 Small block Performance…" ANd that's where U should go for answers on your build (author of that manuel shows up there often). If you stay stock or just want 2 C some eye candy like ur U13 go to the site Great! I'll ...
by colby45
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Tips for 170 Rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Tips for 170 Rebuild

Hey guys, I'm new around here, I discovered this forum last week and it seemed like a great community. I've got a '66 Bronco with the original 170. It runs ok, but it's got low compression and lacks some power so I'm going to pull the engine and do a rebuild. I got my hands on a copy of the Ford Fal...