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New member, here's my rig!

dblohowiak
Morning Everyone,

My name is Dan, and last year after a windstorm crushed my two previous cars, I inherited this 1986 F250HD XLT Lariat (now known as 'Burt') from my Father. Since I am also 34 years old, it seems a bit like destiny. The truck had one prior owner to my Dad, who drove it twice a year commuting from Northern Idaho to winter in Arizona with his fifth wheel, so it has only 60k original miles, and all the associated service records. It was garaged in Idaho, but exposed in Arizona, so while the truck is rust free, there is some paint wear on both the hood and roof. All the bells and whistles work, except, which as I've come to read is a common issue, the duel fuel tanks (only the front works). Luckily the mechanic where I live is a friend, and has a similar rig (84 F250) that he already fixed, so I'm in the process of doing that now.

I've never been into cars before getting this, too many other hobbies, but I've really enjoyed diving into this thing and cleaning it up since I got it, and this website has been a great help. Anyways, here are a few photos, and thanks everyone for unknowingly contributing to my newfound passion so far.

Dan



'Burt' - 1986 F250HD XLT Lariat, 4x2, 460 V8
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Gary Lewis
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Welcome, Dan!  Nice truck.  

Yep, the fuel systems on these trucks are the biggest problems.  And some of the valves that switch between tanks are hard to find, and expensive when you do.

So, where's home?  Northern Idaho?  We have a map (Bullnose Forum/Member's Map in the menu) and we'd be happy to put you on it if we had a city or zip.

And, don't miss that we are having a virtual truck show.  Read all about it at Truck Shows/2020 Truck Show in the menu.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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dblohowiak
Home is actually Vashon Island, Washington. A little island community in Puget Sound, close to Seattle. Moved to Seattle 15 years ago, and been on Vashon going on 6 now. Allows me to work in the city (I'm an architect), but go home to the country (Vashon is very rural) everyday. Also saves me gas as I don't have to drive this hog to work, I take a boat

And yes, the valves were expensive

Thanks for the welcome!
'Burt' - 1986 F250HD XLT Lariat, 4x2, 460 V8
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Gary Lewis
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You are now, quite literally, on the map!  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Sac79
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Welcome, that's a very nice original truck!
Rob

Eddy Myrtle '84 F150 300 I-6, Offenhauser C series intake, Edelbrock 1404, EFI exhaust manifold, HEI, custom Painless harness, NP 435, NP 208, 1.5" leveling coils, 265/75/16 tires.
Toyopet (Daily driver) '86 Toyota Pickup
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grumpin
Welcome!
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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ArdWrknTrk
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Welcome Dan!  

That really is a NICE and clean truck.  

As you've found old vehicles like these are fairly easy to work on.
Vacuum and relays for logic and plenty of room make it almost fun
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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kramttocs
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Welcome! Great looking truck
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Dee1986
Welcome Dan, as you might guess I'm a fan of that color combo you got there. Sharp truck.
Brian,
1986 f250 xlt lariat 4x4/ 460 4 speed
2016 super duty lifted
1949 Ford custom sedan, orig flathead eight
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kramttocs
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Please tell me those are cassettes in the cubby
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks