[updated:LAST EDITED ON 03-Nov-02 AT 03:47 PM (EST)]Has anyone swaped a lighting motor into there bronco? Can you just swap the top end end with a exsiting 351? I have a 1996 bronco with a 351. I am interested in finding a lighting motor and swaping. Could a bronco have been special ordered with this motor? This guy i offroad with says he has a 96 bronco with a lighting motor, Ihave not seen it, so I dont no for sure if it is the truth ,or if he is just full of it.
The Lightning's GT-40 351 was never a factory option in the Bronco,but I've seen a few with built-to-Lightning 351 specs in late-model Broncos. I remember about a year,maybe two ago,one of the magazines had a 1990 Eddie Bauer featured, which had it's stock 351 turned into a GT-40 351,and it also wore a supercharger on it.I forget which magazine it was, but I remember it showed a B&W picture of this Bronco smoking the rear tires!
I have a question about it though. I have an 87' bronco with a 351w lightning crate motor. It has all the GT-40 bells and whistles. The tranny was never upgraded from an AOD and I was wondering how hard it would be to do this. I was told that I would need to get new proccessor, new harness and tranny. If this was done would that be it or would I need to do more to it?
broncomule, I don't think that the first lightnings were carbed only becuase the first lightnings of what I know of were in 1992 with the 1993 model with the 5.8MPI, I don't think it had a supercharger or not.
I'd like to see those pics! please
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Someone stuck on Lightning Stickers and a supercharger that wasn't available on 1st Gen Lightning and call it a Lightning Bronco!?!??! Notice it is a 96 EB. Motor Trend did a Lightning Bronco in White in 93 magazine I believe, they also did a SHO Taurus Wagon the same year I believe. Actually it was Car and Driver March 1994 issue. White Lightning Bronco it was called.