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ScubaSteve's 1986

ScubaSteve
Here is my 1986, 2WD, F150, XLT, Lariat, with a 302 and AOD transmission.
I have had the truck about 1 year and have been working hard getting it to where it is today. When I purchased the truck it had a very solid rust free body and frame but it had a real bad paint job. The truck had several issues with the electrical system and leaked oil from everything that held oil, but I have all that worked out now and running well. I just had the truck painted and I still need to get the interior reinstalled. After I get the interior back in I feel like I am finished for the most part but will  be completing a few things like refinishing the wheels and maybe a bed liner. My goal for the truck is not a show truck but a real nice driver.


1986 F150, XLT Lariat, 5.0, AOD
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Gary Lewis
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Steve - That's a nice looking truck.  And it would certainly be in the top end of the trucks that were at my show last weekend.  So, bring it next year!  

As an '86 5.0L it should EFI - right?  So it has all the emissions stuff on it and that works well.  Cool!  That's rare these days, but is something to be appreciated.
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 bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Ferdinand
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Nice looking truck Steve! You must be a patient person‼️
'85 Bronco 351W HO, C6, 4X4, Full rebuild @ 51k original miles (fire), Edelbrock air gap intake & 600 cfm carb. w/elec. choke. 4" RC lift w/35's.Check the Projects Page if you're interested.
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1986F150Six
Very nice truck!
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ScubaSteve
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Yep 5.0 EFI and everything is working. It was alot of work getting everything sorted out but the truck had such good bones it had to be saved.

Thanks,
1986 F150, XLT Lariat, 5.0, AOD
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Gary Lewis
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Good for you!    Too many people would have pulled the EFI off and installed a carb.  But I applaud you getting it going correctly.  
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 bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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ScubaSteve
I was very close a couple of times but I got it working. It still doesn't idle as smooth as I think it should but I dont know if those engines with efi ever idled perfect.  I have never replaced the injectors so im thinking I may do that in the near future.
1986 F150, XLT Lariat, 5.0, AOD
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Rembrant
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That's a great looking truck. I love it.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Blotchy paint, original bare bones stripper.
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI My new fuel sippin' mile-eater for work.
2015 Lexus IS250 AWD F-Sport Mrs. Rembrant's ride. Far too fancy for me. All I do is wash it for her.
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Ford F834
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Beautiful truck! I love the short box proportions 🙂
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering