• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

86 Bronco II... G-Unit


Blmpkn

Toilet enthusiast
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
5,711
Reaction score
6,749
Points
113
Location
Southern maine
Vehicle Year
2023
Make / Model
Ford Bronco
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5"
Tire Size
285/75/18
My credo
Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.
Also... my fuel tank was really bad. I bought that on Amazon also. It was a return and I got it for less then $50.

I couldn't find the fuel sender on Amazon and went local. It was a Spectra part.
Got a deal on that tank! Nice score
 


Peter Griffin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2023
Messages
229
Reaction score
379
Points
63
Location
Quahog
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford Bronco II
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Thanks @Uncle Gump! I very much appreciate you taking the time to do that for me. I have the frame mounted filter I believe...? I thought my truck had 2 pumps; one in the tank and another inline but maybe I'm confusing that with the filter...
I'm gonna be THAT guy and quote myself...

Got my Chilton manual yesterday from Amazon and it was in exceptional condition for being used...not that it mattered, as long as it was readable, but pleasantly surprised.

I have a frame mounted high pressure fuel pump and separate filter in addition to the low pressure in tank filter. Just saying that out loud now that I understand it clearly!

Not trying to thread-jack or muck up @Uncle Gump's thread here with my own tales of woe...but I am gonna hijack his fuel system recipe! For a 35-year old vehicle it's a no-brainer and relatively inexpensive all things considered...
 

Uncle Gump

Boomers gotta Boom
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
14,255
Reaction score
14,027
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead follow or get out of my way
Felt a little like my birthday today...

20230223_165027.jpg


I looked for a minute for Motorcraft plug wires... a just bought these NGKs. Can't say I've ever bought a set of plug wires that came numbered. They also have the plug boot glued/sealed in place. Hopefully they fit well and work just as good as they seem to be.

20230223_165137.jpg
 

Roert42

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Apr 24, 2020
Messages
4,925
Reaction score
5,234
Points
113
Location
Kintersville, PA
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ranger XLT
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I like the MSD super conductor wires myself.

They typically come with little white number sleeves that slide over the wire if you buy a pre made set.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
32,541
Reaction score
18,404
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
My Ford Racing set has numbered wires, I like the numbers.
 

Uncle Gump

Boomers gotta Boom
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
14,255
Reaction score
14,027
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead follow or get out of my way
Well now I don't feel so special... thanks.
 

Vindictus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
287
Reaction score
330
Points
63
Location
NewBrunswick Canada
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
ReMan 4.0 SOHC
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
235/75/15
Felt a little like my birthday today...

View attachment 89205

I looked for a minute for Motorcraft plug wires... a just bought these NGKs. Can't say I've ever bought a set of plug wires that came numbered. They also have the plug boot glued/sealed in place. Hopefully they fit well and work just as good as they seem to be.

View attachment 89206
I've run NGK plug wires on my ranger for 7 years now. I'm happy with them
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Cut & Weld
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,549
Reaction score
6,583
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
00
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0l
Transmission
Automatic
Total Drop
4”
Years ago Autozone actually sold Motorcraft plug wires, IIRC. They seem to have disappeared from everywhere though in recent years. I also ran Bosch from AZ but I don’t think they have anything other than their store brand these days. I ran ACCEL on my F-150 for awhile, Summit actually had a tune-up kit in a box. Plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Think somewhere in my shed I still have one of the kits, or rather the box from the kit. Probably another thing that is no longer available.

I just recently put the AZ Duralast wires on my green Ranger. First time I ever got a set of plug wires that were miles longer than they needed to be. I still have to figure out how to tie and route them out of the way. Every wire is literally at least a foot longer than it should be. I’m sort of happy that because they are long it gives me an opportunity to make sure they don’t end up against the headers, but dang.
 

rumblecloud

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2020
Messages
1,429
Reaction score
1,196
Points
113
Location
48022
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
1-1/2 inch front leveling
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
31/10.50/15
My credo
What's the worst that could happen?
I looked for a minute for Motorcraft plug wires... a just bought these NGKs. Can't say I've ever bought a set of plug wires that came numbered. They also have the plug boot glued/sealed in place. Hopefully they fit well and work just as good as they seem to be.

View attachment 89206
Wow! 9-cylinders...
 

Uncle Gump

Boomers gotta Boom
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
14,255
Reaction score
14,027
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead follow or get out of my way

ericbphoto

Overlander in development
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
15,619
Reaction score
17,180
Points
113
Age
59
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

Uncle Gump

Boomers gotta Boom
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
14,255
Reaction score
14,027
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead follow or get out of my way
So... I've been tinkering a bit and throwing money at it.

I bought a set of 5 General Grabber X3's in 33x10.50x15. I'll get them mounted on my Alcoas when I get back from vacation.

20230327_124525.jpg


I also talked with Affordable Offroad and I spec'd brackets to mount their XJ Elite read bumper to a Bronco II frame. They came through in typical AOR fashion and I did a test fit the other day. I think it looks awesome.

20230424_123850.jpg


20230424_123829.jpg


20230424_123820.jpg


I did find the old girl has a plugged cowl drain and a leaky left quarter glass leak. My carpet was soaked and had to come out. I really wanted black vinyl flooring anyway. I'll get that coming and might just swing into the Bronco Graveyard while I'm in Michigan next week if they'll have it available. This gave me a chance to see what it looked like anyway and let's me do my own thing when I put it back together.

20230426_190257.jpg


20230426_190156.jpg


I also got the front pre runner bumper and had them weld in a 2 inch receiver... I'll end up with a winch plate/winch I can use front or rear... and also use it on my pickup if I want.

20230426_190724.jpg


The work bench is a mess but it feels good to be working on it... as long as my right hand doesn't bother me to bad. I don't think it will ever be the same after that radiation mishap a year ago.

I should probably be more excited to visit family and show off my new grandson in Michigan... but I'd probably enjoy working on my toy more.
 

Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Supporting Vendor
Article Contributor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
13,604
Reaction score
9,036
Points
113
Location
Nocona, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2021
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0 / 2.3 Ecoboost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Man, I see a featured vehicle in the making.
 

Fast Eddie

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 22, 2020
Messages
1,909
Reaction score
2,665
Points
113
Location
On The Road
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
Ranger Edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
2x4 on 4x4 Factory Chassis
Tire Size
235/75/15
Looks really really good.
 

scotts90ranger

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
8,346
Reaction score
4,863
Points
113
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990, 1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
You have room for TWO bumpers on your bench and you call it a mess? Sometimes I have to move things to put my beer down... :), and I currently have two benches, a welding cart with work surface, a rolling cart and a couple tool boxes, all flat spots are nearly taken... I should clean up this weekend...

Bumpers look good, you're getting there!
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Members online

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Latest posts

Truck of The Month


TexasDuck66
July Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top