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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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1979 Bronco Trail rig

1979 Ford Bronco 400ci V8, C6 auto, np205, 9" rear spooled, hp D44 front welded, 3.55 gears.


I got this Bronco for a sweet deal a couple years ago and did the drivers side head last summer only to have the other head gasket go one week later. At least I am hoping that it's only a gasket, the head I replaced ended up being cracked.

To do list:

-Assemble engine
-change trans fluid/filter
-rebuild front driveshaft
-install spool in rear
-mount super swampers
-mount winch
-finish painting body
-replace rear pinion seal
-install new hubs

1997 F-150 xl
1984 Honda XR200R (the toy)
2007 Honda CRF100f (the spare toy)
2005 Jayco Baja 10Y (the home away from home)

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that's a nice diamond in the rough. go for the 460!!! never heard of a 9" front axel, if you make it work post some pics

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks. Currie sells the parts but I am hoping for a junkyard build.

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What are you posting here for? Get to work.

Nice project!
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Paul, I would be working on it but the budget needs to come around first.

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2007 Honda CRF100f (the spare toy)
2005 Jayco Baja 10Y (the home away from home)
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did a little bit of work today.

Before


Before, well during I guess.


Coat#3


Did 4 coats total and now I'll let them dry over night. After pics will be up tomorrow. Oh and one more pic, it's a before pic of the front diff wich I plan to paint as well.


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1984 Honda XR200R (the toy)
2007 Honda CRF100f (the spare toy)
2005 Jayco Baja 10Y (the home away from home)
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Sean:if the 400 bottom end is good an old mud racing trick was to put 351c 4bbl heads and 351c solid lifter cam in the longer stroke of the 400 made good use of the flow of these heads.(and the eng revs better than a big block)


a moments silence for the shelbyx,i hope her new owner enjoys as much.
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ps:it looks from pics that you have a dana 50 or 60 front diff,good stout diff


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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll definetly keep that in mind as I am about to have the second head rebuilt. Should I just look for a set of 351c heads instead of rebuilding this one? I am new to all this stuff so I appreciate the opinions. And I am on a TIGHT budget. I drove it for a week after I did the first head and it ran awsome so I am assuming that the bottom end is good.

I was told when I bought the diff that it is a 44. Looks the same as the one under the Bronco now. How could I tell the difference?

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2007 Honda CRF100f (the spare toy)
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here are the after pics




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