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What Is Wrong With This?

Gary Lewis
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I rarely click on the adverts when reading the news, but did this morning to see which ones Popular Mechanics thought were the 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time.  But then I found this.  What is wrong with it?

Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Steve83
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Gary Lewis wrote
What is wrong with it?
Are you talking about the AD saying that's the 1980 body style?  Or are you asking about the TRUCK?
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Gary Lewis
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Not the truck, but the writeup.  You may want to click on the link and go to #14, which is the Bronco one.  There are a few more words not shown in the snag above, which say:

Ford refined the chassis in 1981, and as a result, the Bronco lost its durable Dana 44 solid front axle in favor of a new Twin-Traction Beam setup that was less capable off-road. So it was these first three years of the big Bronco that have found the strongest following among Ford truck fans.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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1986F150Six
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460 engine?
1986 F150 4.9L manual O.D. 3.08 Duraspark MSD ignition w/ no EGR
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Gary Lewis
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That's one of the issues.  460 wasn't used then, and never made it into a Bronco from the factory.  In fact, the 400 doesn't appear to have either.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Ray Cecil
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He must not know his bible....his Bullnose Bible....
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Gary Lewis
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Ray Cecil wrote
He must not know his bible....his Bullnose Bible....
Good one, Ray.  

There's still another mistake in the article.  Anyone?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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LARIAT 85
Gary Lewis wrote
Ray Cecil wrote
He must not know his bible....his Bullnose Bible....
Good one, Ray.  

There's still another mistake in the article.  Anyone?
The chassis was refined in 1980 with the new body style, not 1981.
Lucille:  1985 Ford F150 XLT Lariat

*Colors:  Dark Canyon Red exterior, Canyon Red interior
*Engine: 5.0, CompCams 31-230-3, "Thumper" E7 heads, Edelbrock Performer intake, Autolite 4100 carburetor, DuraSpark II ignition, Thorley Tri-Y headers, Flowmaster dual exhaust, H-pipe.
*Drivetrain:  AOD transmission, 3.55 gears, 2wd.



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Gary Lewis
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Yep!  This 1980 advert for the Bronco says it has TTB's.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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salans7
Can we really argue with them though? There's quite a few differences between 1980-1981 trucks and 1982-1986. That's part of the reason why I like the early bullnose trucks, they share some things in common with the dentside trucks.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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reamer
But there is a Huge difference from the 1978 - 1979 and the new Gen 1980 model, You can't bunch the 3 years together,,,78-79 are their own monster.
1986 F-150 Flareside 4x4, 351, 4-v, ZF5 speed. AC, Cruise, Tilt, Slider, Digital clock, Radio, Lariat seat, Pwr doors/locks
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salans7
No, but there are way more similarities than one would think. I realized that with my 1980.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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Steve83
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This is the link to send a letter to the editor:
https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=editor@popularmechanics.com&su=Letter%20To%20The%20Editor
salans7 wrote
No, but there are way more similarities than one would think.
Like what?  AFAIK, it's just the cargo floor, rear seat, tailgate (except the glass), rear bumper, and rear axle/suspension.
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reamer
Different frame, Fuel system, not to mention the 4x4 Front end system.....
1986 F-150 Flareside 4x4, 351, 4-v, ZF5 speed. AC, Cruise, Tilt, Slider, Digital clock, Radio, Lariat seat, Pwr doors/locks
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TheScatch
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Gary Lewis wrote
Yep!  This 1980 advert for the Bronco says it has TTB's.

 The rust protection part is almost sad because its all the areas they have issue.
1986 F-150|Standard Cab|4x2|300Six|C6Transmission w/3.08 rear|Name:TBD
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salans7
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Steve83 wrote
Like what?  AFAIK, it's just the cargo floor, rear seat, tailgate (except the glass), rear bumper, and rear axle/suspension.
Doesn't matter, move on.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."