Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: Engine Build Suggestions '86 F-150 Sled Hauler
5.0's and 5.8's (302's and 351's) have been around for years and parts are plentiful. Both can be built with low end torque, and are quite reliable. Granted, they're nothing uncommon and the sound of a 427/8/9 or 460 always turns an ear faster. Depends on where you want to go with it.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?