I'm embarrassed that I don't know the answer to this question.

Ric330

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Would an 80 Bronco with a 302 have a carburetor or some sort of injection or otherwise electronic control? I've owned F150s and various Broncos since the mid 70s but have never owned anything between the years 80-86 except an 84 Mark VII...and it had some electronic gizmo. Also...how much computer control would the engine have had? I've got a chance to buy a plain jane one that's not a total rust bucket. The gal says it's a "stick shift"...would it be an NP435 like my 78 had or something else?
 

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An '80 Bco would have a 2bbl

EFI didn't make it into the Bronco till '86.

Don't know what transmission Ford was using in 80.
 

Carnutt73

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I think it would have either the np435 or the borg-warner t18. They also came with a tremec 4spd with over drive. The engine for that era would only have the ford dura spark ignition as far as electronics go. otherwise its the same as your 78 electrical wise.
 

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Yo Ric,
Here is the 1980 Bronco Dealer Brochure by Ford via Gary M

1980 Bronco Advertisement by Ford via adbranch.com

1980-1986 Bronco/F Series Fasteners by Gary

1980-1986 Bronco/F Series Carburetors, Chokes & EFI by Gary

1980-1986 Bronco/F Series Specifications by Gary @ Axle Ratios - Gary's Garagemahal (the Bullnose bible)

Differences in 1980-1986 Bronco/F Series by Gary

1980 Ford Truck Service Chassis Highlights by Gary (similar as Bronco) 1980 Truck Service Highlights - Chassis
Includes the proper adjustment of the parking brake tensioner & rebuilding instructions on the Dana 60 axle and the NP208 and BW1345 transfer cases.

1980 Ford Truck Electrical Chassis Highlights by Gary (similar as Bronco) @ 1980 Truck Service Highlights - Electrical
Explains electrical features of the Bullnose trucks, including the exterior lighting, digital clock use, speed control installation & testing, CB radio installation & controls, ignition switch removal & installation & logic test, fuse panel, etc.

Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf

Partial Chilton Manual for 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Bronco. Scanned by broncocity.com @ Bronco City

1980 Free Wheelin' Fords Brochure, including the F-Series, Broncos, E-Series, and the Courier by Gary @ 1980 Free Wheelin' Fords announcing the 1980 Free Wheelin'...
 

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