Classics What’s Under the Hood of This 1966 Ford Bronco Will Shock You!

12:32  19 april  2018
12:32  19 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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1966 Ford Bronco - The original 1966 Ford Bronco came in three body styles with a V-6 Shocks were mounted on radius arms. Frame and suspension were engineered specifically to the Bronco , giving To find out what the critics thought of the 1966 Ford Bronco , keep reading on the next page.

Honestly, we don’t even know where to start with Doug Brown’s 1966 Bronco. At first glance it looks like a clean, uncut Early Bronco that spends most of the time in the garage. The paint is perfect, and the skinny BFGoodrich tires and American Racing wheels really complete the look. Then he fires up the engine, and it is immediately obvious that there isn’t a 289 under the hood. Actually, it has a four-cylinder engine: a 4BT Cummins turbodiesel. Doug bought the engine off of eBay with 60,000 miles on it and installed it in his Bronco as part of a four-year restromod that started back in 2009.

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In their 1966 Ford Bronco reviews, automotive magazines largely agreed that the vehicle was best suited for off-road use. Motor Trend found that in two-wheel drive, the Bronco "leaped to 30 mph in 5.5 seconds, passed 45 mph in 11.5 seconds, and hit 60 in 21.2 seconds, crossing the finish line (of the

1966 Ford Bronco 4×4. Made in Ford ’ s Wayne, Michigan factory in February 1966 , this example has been restored and modified, to the awesome beast you see Under the hood is understood to be a 302 CID Ford Motorsports V-8 engine with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake manifold

a blue truck driving down a dirt road: Early Bronco James Duff Suspension© Harry Wagner Early Bronco James Duff Suspension

We’re just getting started. The Cummins is backed by an NV3500 manual transmission rowed by a JB Custom Fab shifter. This is a modern five-speed manual with a hydraulic clutch linkage and easy shifting. Doug rows the gears on a regular basis, as this Bronco is his daily driver.

“It gets about 24 miles per gallon on my 20-mile drive to work,” he tells us. “I’ve put about 40,000 miles on it since I swapped the engine in.”

a blue car on a dirt road: 11 Early Bronco Front Bumper© Harry Wagner 11 Early Bronco Front Bumper

As if that weren’t enough, the NV3500 is mated to an Advance Adapters Atlas II transfer case with a 3.8:1 low-range ratio. This allows Doug to tip-toe through trails like the Rubicon and Hell’s Revenge in Moab. The Bronco has received a few battle scars along the way, but Doug takes it all in stride. It seems like a small price to pay for a vintage 4x4/daily driver/rockcrawler all in one!

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1966 Ford Bronco gets the Icon Derelict treatment. It has a Ford Mustang V8 under the hood . In the case of this Bronco , it started as the Roadster variant that had the doors removed and finishing inserts put in their places for maximum open-air driving.

He had no problem telling me the price either. If you can afford it, you 're probably going to flaunt it. You beat me, i paid 500 dollars for mine, sunk a boatload into it but no were near that money ,I stopped at about 30 grand,, you can go crazy!

a blue motorcycle engine: 02 Early Bronco 4Bt Engine© Harry Wagner 02 Early Bronco 4Bt Engine

Tech Specs

1966 Ford Bronco


Engine: Cummins 4BT diesel

Transmission: NV3500 5-speed manual

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Introduced in 1966 as direct competition to Jeep' s legendary CJ, Ford ' s more accommodating A correct combination of coils, springs and shocks complement locking hubs and traditional drum This Bronco started life as a truck that was rarer than most and ended up a show-stopping stunner that' s

This 1966 Bronco for sale comes in a two-tone red and white paintjob with black vinyl interior. The 170 CID Inline 6 derived from a Ford Falcon under the hood has recently These are such unique trucks and the opportunities are endless when it comes to what you could do with an original vehicle like this .

Transfer Case: Advance Adapters Atlas II

Front Axle: Dana 44 with 3.50 gears and ARB Air Locker

Rear Axle: Ford 9-inch with 3.50 gears and ARB Air Locker


Springs & Such: Tom’s Bronco Parts coil springs and CAGE extended radius arms, Bilstein 7100 shocks (front); Tom’s Bronco Parts leaf springs and Bilstein 7100 shocks (rear)

Tires & Wheels: 255/85R16 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2s on 16x8 American Racing Ansen Sprint rims

Steering: 76 Bronco power steering box, Flaming River steering column, Extreme Custom Fabrication tie rod and draglink

Other Stuff: Custom aluminum bumpers, Warn Zeon 10, tire carrier with complete hub and brake rotor, Speedway Motors radiator, BC Broncos 23-gallon fuel tank, Duramax air box, ARB twin air compressor, Vanco hydroboost brakes, Ruff Stuff pinion guard, H4 headlights, aluminum intercooler, JB Custom Fab shifter and boot, Wild Horses Highlander hood, Bestop seats, Dakota Digital gauges, MileMarker hubs

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