1966 Bronco gets its first V-8: Power for Ford's G.O.A.T. vehicle then and now
Four Wheeler|November 2020
1966 Bronco gets its first V-8: Power for Ford's G.O.A.T. vehicle then and now
As we sat down to pen this installment of Trail’s End, excitement over the long-awaited ’21 Ford Bronco had reached a fever pitch. The air in the off-road world was thick with questions over suspension designs, removable tops, color choices, and every other imaginable aspect of Ford’s famed four-by. To calm our anxious nerves, we lassoed a copy of the April 1966 issue of Four Wheeler and looked back to when the Ford Bronco got its first V-8 engine.
JERED KORFHAGE

Mention of the Bronco’s new engine began on the magazine’s cover alongside other signs of the time, including the 1966 International Scout Sport Top and a tidbit concerning Hydramatic transmissions in Jeep vehicles. When the Early Bronco was launched in the 1966 model year, the SUV was available with a 170-cubic-inch inline-six engine good for 105 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. A three-speed manual transmission and a Bronco-specific Dana 20 transfer case were also included.

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