Build a Lightning Bronco?

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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:01 pm

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Slow painful progress
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:12 pm

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Felpro gasket misalignment
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:14 pm

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Added some anti seize to make gasket. Needed to be ground from 2.562" to 2.8"
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

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Much better
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:57 pm

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Does it take the pros an hour to index plugs?
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Amilcar » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:07 pm

Will this run with stock ECM module?

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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:14 pm

Amilcar wrote:Will this run with stock ECM module?
I have the stock bronco ecm and the stock Lightning ecm. Not sure of how different the calibration is on them. I feel the stock Lightning ecm will handle the minor mods.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:30 pm

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Finally got some help and pulled the bronco engine. 100% stock with 60k miles. Multiple bent pushrods. Seems the culprit was some stuck valves. The engine did sit for a while.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:56 am

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Almost ready to drop in.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:59 am

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Almost ready.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:01 am

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Almost ready, Changed the wire holders and routing after these pics.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:48 pm

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"Doc" helping to drop the motor in with my 25 + year old homemade "A" frame.
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by Carnut1 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:10 pm

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Stock Bronco 351w post mortem. Looks like it was run out of oil or detonated to death. Mikey was a maintenance nut so it wasn't him. He has a wicked stereo in it so he would not hear it knock. The fuel pump was making lots of noise for a while and power was slowly going down. He said it had the slightest tap accelerating or decelerating and the oil pressure wavered while at an idle. The original owner was with us yesterday bragging how he never changes the oil in his trucks! Ideas or suggestions to keep new motor alive welcome! Thanks Charlie
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by af2 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:07 pm

Show him a BFH and tell him it will be used... :lol:
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Re: Build a Lightning Bronco?

Post by af2 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:09 pm

Also Tenatious is a word seldom used until you see builds like this.. Nice!!
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