I am new to this forum and was hoping someone could provide me with some information on my new purchase on this 1987 Bronco II Harley Davidson Edition 4x4. We just had the light dents removed and repainted. The truck is mint with 67,000 miles but the engine block cracked in a cold texas night.
I have not been able to find anything about this edition and need an engine for it so I can bring it back to Wisconsin. Any help would be appreciated.
I was considering putting a 4.0L while it sounds like more work it may be worth it for plowing and hauling. If we did decide to put another 2.9L would I need to do all the wiring harness work with a newer engine? Thanks!
No.............plug and play.
I am faced with the same task on my 87 B2, no oil press. at idle, look for a good 2.9 (hard to find) swap a 4.0 (more involved with wiring) go for a 302 (spendy with adapters, parts, etc.)
Finding a GOOD 2.9 is the easiest choice by far..........It's just the finding part that's difficult.
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I have all of the original Ford accessory books and option books for the Bronco II's and Rangers, and Ford never made a HD back then. Who ever you bought from, did their own version. As for more info, check out Bronco II corral or Ranger station on the web. Good luck!
A carbed 302 can be done low budget but requires a bunch of fab work. From what I have read the 4.0 has the least wiring to do if you swap from a 91-92 donner to a 89-90 BII. There were even a few 4.0 90 factory BII's that never made it to general production.
Wish they'd bring the little truck back with the either the 250hp 4.0 or the new 305hp 3.7, 8.8 rear, 35 front with 44 outers in the old TTB. And an improved auto trans of course
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Thank you all for the help. I think we are going to use a 4.0 from a 91-93 as it would need least modification. As far as the Harley Davidson edition I do not have the truck here but remember seeing the HD logo on the seats and steering wheel. It is hard to believe it was a conversion this bronco is just so mint low miles but you never know I may try to reach original owner too. The vin # didn't help much other than came out of Louisville KY. Plant.
Hey guys it's been about 6 months and back to Texas to pick up the Bronco II and it does have Harley Davidson metal logos on the door and another taken from the tail gate all say Harley Daidson and Logo. I realize they may have been put on later but have found links to Fords And Harley Davidson as Speacial Editions as both companies were started in they same year 1903. I will upload the pics tomorrow but do have some belief that it could be legit.
The truck looks great and will be towing it back to Wisconsin for the new motor and home.
They did not make a Harley-Davidson edition of these trucks. The first partnership between Ford and Harley-Davidson was in 1999, and I believe this vehicle was sold as a 2000 model. Below is two links that prove this fact; I simply googled "first Harley-Davidson edition Ford." Your truck may be a good special edition truck, but it was in fact not done by Ford. I have seen many great works done similar to this, such as a mint condition "Porsche," which was actually a kit car built on a VW beetle chassis...who knew?
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