1986 Ford F-150 Overview


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4.15 stars

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Fun Truck by Xtina
 — Even though 23ish years have robbed it of some horsepower, this is the best truck I've ever driven. I've got an f-250 turbo-diesel but the handling is terrible, turning radius is bad beyond descriptio... Read More
Great Vehicle For Off Roading Or Hauling by Steve
 — It came with an Inline 6 and I didnt care for the inline with a 3 speed so I swapped the engine to a 302 and put dual exhaust with new headers on it. It gets to highway speed REALLY easy and 4 wheel d... Read More
Great Work/fun Loving Truck, Durable, Never Lets You Down. by Xavier_Creed
 — 1986 F150, inline six, 3 speed, 2WD. Tough as nails truck, flexible, hard working, fun to drive. Body starts to rust in all the typical Ford places, does ride like a grain truck when it gets really co... Read More

1986 Ford F-150 Overview

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1986 Ford F-150

Buyers of the 1986 Ford F-150 had slightly fewer choices than in the previous model year.  The powerful fuel-injected 5.0 liter Windsor V-8 was the only 5-liter V8 engine on offer; diesel and straight-six engines were also available.

The 86 Ford F150 came off the line in the XL, XLT, and XLT Lariat trims, with extended-cab 4-door supercab and 2-door cab setups.  Extended bed models  proved ideal for farm and ranch use; short beds were prized by off-road enthusiasts, who loved the versatility and rugged 4-wheel capability of the 1986 Ford F150.

The 86 Ford F-150 is a real workhorse of a pickup, and there are plenty of these durable beauties still on the streets today.  Tuners love them for their baseline reliability, and you'll see them all tricked out and ready to roll.  Gas mileage, though, isn't one of their selling points; you might get 18 highway, 14 city out of your 1986 Ford F-150 if you're careful!


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Ford F-150 Questions


I Want To Do Some Mods To My 300 6 Any Ideas

I'm planning on doing an overhaul on this mighty beast and although I have never built an inline before (only 302's,351w's and 350's) I am just looking for some ideas on mild mods while it is out...

73 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

What Transfer Case Shift (shifter) Linkage Would Work For This Application...

I have a 1986 F150 4x4 with the 300 l6 4.9 engine, the mazda m5od-r2 manual transmission, and a Borg Warner 1356 transfer case. What I am trying to find out is what transfer case shift (shifter) lin...

21 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Why Won't My 1986 Ford F150 2wd Pickup 4 Speed Truck Start

This is my beater truck that I drive about twice a week. There is no power to anything. No headlights,wipers,horn. Battery is good, starter solenoid, tested and is good.

30 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
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I Got A 1986 Ford 150 Straight Engine I Change The Fuel Pump It Did Crank ...

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I Replaced My Starter On My 86 F-150

would not start at first 100 try's then it started then my tachometer blew spun over and stuck at 600rpm now it wont turn over just one click then nothing at all

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