anybody still build bronco 2s?


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just curious.
 


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i have an 85 with the 2.8 5 speed looking to get some insight. this isnt my first rodeo or rbv. its been years since i was a member on this site.
 

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Welcome back to TRS... what took ya so long?

There are a few B2's still bombing around...

What do you need insight on?
 

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Life got in the way, parents passing and got married twice had kids etc. I’ve never felt with the 2.8l and it’s smog pump garbage. Also the ac system is really weird. I’ll have to get pictures of it. It runs/drives great no rattles or anything. I’m gonna have to rebuild the carb and bleed the brake system. Other than that it’s in horrible shape other than the firewall being rotted at the brake booster. Here’s what I’m working with.
 

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........is that a 2wd?
 

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Yuuuupp. Building a 2wd multi-purpose prerunner right now
 

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Good on.

Mind if I ask a huge favor and ask for a diameter measurement of your front and rear sway bars? They're missing from our tech section.

Also dibs on any suspension components you take off, especially said sway bars haha.
 

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Hey @PetroleumJunkie412, you still want those Autofab radius arms? Never heard from ya, already sold the pitman arm but still got the 2wd arms and stock mounts if you want me to grab a shipping quote again
 

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Looks to be pretty decent based on the one pic lol.

Whats weird about the AC? Im gonna guess its a dealer installed unit rather then a factory installled.

Best thing you can do to the 2.8 is get rid of the feedback carb/eec iv garbage and swap it for an early carb/duraspark setup.
 

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Yes, get rid of all that computer junk on that engine, I just got done doing that. Turned out ok. It's not a powerhouse but it does the job. I put a chrome aircleaner on it and now it "talks" to me all the time :)
 

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Good on.

Mind if I ask a huge favor and ask for a diameter measurement of your front and rear sway bars? They're missing from our tech section.

Also dibs on any suspension components you take off, especially said sway bars haha.
There is a lot missing from the sway bar thing in the tech library:

 

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Looks to be pretty decent based on the one pic lol.

Whats weird about the AC? Im gonna guess its a dealer installed unit rather then a factory installled.

Best thing you can do to the 2.8 is get rid of the feedback carb/eec iv garbage and swap it for an early carb/duraspark setup.
theres no ac compressor or condenser and there are lines coming out of the evap core going into the fender well. never seen that before.
 


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