Ford Bronco Engines

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Ford Bronco Engines Overview

The Ford Bronco was a sport-utility vehicle produced from 1966 through 1996, with five distinct generations. There were three generations of Ford Bronco, with the final generation undergoing continuous changes from its introduction in 1980. There was significant styling changes made for 1982, 1987 and 1992, with the latter two years including interior changes as well. This generation (until 1993) featured a standard six-cylinder engine with a pair of optional V8 engines. The second generation Bronco is a rare, sought after truck, admired by off-roaders for its solid front axle and torque standard V8 engine.

Bronco engines from 1966

The original Bronco was an ORV (Off-Road Vehicle), from 1966 to 1977. The initial engine was the Ford 170 cu in (2.8 L) straight-6, modified with solid valve lifters, a six-US-quart oil pan, heavy-duty fuel pump, oil-bath air cleaner, and a carburettor with a float bowl compensated against tilting. Ford countered by enlarging the optional V8 engine from 289 cu in (4.7 L) and 200 hp (150 kW) to 302 cu in (4.9 L) and 205 hp (153 kW), but this still could not match the Blazer’s optional 350 cu in (5.7 L) and 255 hp (190 kW) (horsepower numbers are before horsepower ratings changed in the early to mid-1970s.)

It was 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 quarter-mile strip at Ford’s proving ground test track) in 21.5 seconds, with our fifth-wheel electric speedometer reading an accurate 62 mph.” Top speed was approximately 80 mph.

It was found that a comfortable motorway cruise for this particular Bronco was 55 mph, slow by the majority of today’s motorway standards. A speed of 60 mph created tight winding of the small engine 74 mph, absolutely the upper limit of Bronco progress, this was difficult to maintain, wearing and probably battered the engine unnecessarily.

Bronco engines from 1978

There was a redesign of the Bronco in 1978, which had a base engine which was a 351 cu in (5.8 L), with an optional 400 cu in (6.6 L).

Bronco engines from 1980

The Bronco received a major redesign for 1980, coinciding with the Ford F-Series. With a smaller Bronco and fuel economy in mind, Ford offered a 300 cu in (4.9 L) straight six as the base engine. Although this engine came with more torque than the 302 cu in (4.9 L) V8 and comparable to the 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 (until the High Output model), the engine was limited by a 1-bbl carburettor and restrictive single-out exhaust manifolds. Electronic emissions equipment added in 1984 further restricted the power of the inline six. Ford used up their remaining stock of 351M engines before switching over to the 351W in mid-model year 1982. A “High Output” version of the 351W became an option in 1984 and continued into the 1987 model year until the introduction of fuel injection. Output was 210 hp (157 kW) at 4000 rpm vs. the standard 2-bbl 351W which made 156 hp (116 kW) at 4000 rpm The 302 was the first engine to receive electronic fuel-injection. In 1987, the body and drive train of the full size Bronco changed, as it was still based on the Ford F-Series. A V8 engine were standard in Eddie Bauer, Nite, and Silver Anniversary trucks.

Bronco engines from 1992

The Bronco, along with the F-Series, was updated for 1992. A Bronco Centurion could be ordered using an F-350 as the donor pickup, allowing the Centurion to have such engines as the 7.3 L (~445 cu in) Power Stroke turbo diesel and the 460 cu in (7.5 L) gasoline V8. The Bronco underwent its final refresh for 1992, including a new grille and more rounded front end. A new instrument panel and seat styles also debuted that kept the Bronco consistent with the F-Series pickup. This Bronco design lasted until the model was cancelled in 1996.

Bronco engines in 1996

Until the mid ’90s, the Ford Bronco was famous for being a rough and tumble off road vehicle that had been tackling trails and fording streams since the 1960s. It was also one of the first sport-utility vehicles. Unlike SUVs, the Ford Bronco was very much a truck designed with off-road in mind. These Broncos were available in a base trim (first known as Custom, then XL), as well as XLT and Eddie Bauer versions. There was a Nite package available in 1992 that featured XLT equipment but with an all-black body. The initial standard engine was a 4.9-litre inline-6 good for 145 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Optional in that first year and then made standard was a 5.0-litre V8 that made 185 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. In 1994, Ford upgraded this engine to 200 hp. Also available was a 5.8-litre V8 that made 200 hp (later 210 hp) and 300 lb-ft of torque. This engine was only available with the four-speed auto.

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