What is it about Green Broncos running Chevy parts? We ran a feature on Chuck Diesel’s LS1-powered Bronco in our Sept. ’13 issue (“Blasphemy!”) and received a lot of hate mail from both Chevy and Ford fans as a result. Marc Letourneau hasn’t strayed as far from the Blue Oval as Chuck did, but Marc is running a Corporate 14-bolt under the rear of his Bronco. Why? “The 14-bolt is strong, simple, and cheap,” Marc states matter-of-factly. The eight-lug bolt pattern and width also make the 14-bolt a great match with the Ford Dana 60 front axle that Marc slung under his Bronco. As for the powerplant, Blue Oval fanatics can breathe a sigh of relief. Marc’s Early Bronco is powered by a fire-breathing 396ci Windsor engine that churns out over 400 lb-ft of torque.
Blue Oval fanatics can breathe a sigh of relief.
1974 Ford Bronco
Engine: 396ci V-8
Transmission: NP435 4-speed manual
Transfer Case: NP203 mated to Dana 20
Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60 with 4.88 gears, ARB Air Locker, and Yukon chromoly axleshafts
Rear Axle: Corporate 14-bolt with 4.88 gears and Detroit Locker
Springs & Such: James Duff coils and radius arms, Fox remote-reservoir shocks, Light Racing Jounce shocks (front); Wild Horses leaf springs, Rancho shocks (rear)
Tires & Wheels: 38.5x14.5R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs on 17x9 Pro Comp black steel wheels
Steering: PSC steering box, pump, reservoir, and hydraulic assist ram
Other: ARB air compressor, hydroboost brakes, Optima RedTop battery, Protofab bumpers, Warn Zeon 10-S winch, RCI fuel cell with Artec brackets, custom rollcage, Hi-Lift Xtreme jack