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Old 08-04-2013, 11:57   #1 (permalink)
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Engine Build Suggestions '86 F-150 Sled Hauler

I picked up this beauty last winter. She's currently running a 5.0 L on propane. That needs to go. I'm a little torn on what sort of engine to build to put in her. I'd like to net about 250 hp and reliability is key.

I'm after any and all suggestions as to what engine I should build for her.

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Re: Engine Build Suggestions '86 F-150 Sled Hauler

Looks like you have 4x4.
What trans is it?
Pick a motor that will bolt up to it.
I don't think your after so much HP as Torque.
If emmissions is not an issue consider a carbed older 351 (5.7L) or a 460 big block.
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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.
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