1986 Ford F150 Base Inline 6 from North America
You could set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill, and I still wouldn't trade it for a CpDvile
I just bought this truck, and I call him BRUTUS! He's tough! LOL, but I bought him for $800.00, and a manual choke was installed.
The breather was detached, and needed new plugs and wires.
The A.C. belt was missing, and other belts squeak bad at start up.
He stalls on a downshift too; I think it's the breather / vacuum or carb.?
There's a drop of oil every 10 minutes.
Brake line rotted.
He back fires out of first and second gear. Maybe distributor or timing?
Surface rust mostly, but bad at the rear wheel wells and in the side door rocker panel corners.
I will update ASAP.
I'm about to give a ton of TLC and a good chunk of money to invest in another 141k miles!
He's got that granny low, and will pull a double wide trailer! I popped the hood and I saw that straight 6... Had to have it, they outlast the vehicles they come with, plus the torque. I believe that's why they stopped making them; a conspiracy of the car companies buying out all the patents for fuel efficient and effective engines decades ago, and letting them out as if they were a new thing when the competition catches up... or the government steps in.
Either way, Brutus shall live on as long as I do. Preventative maintenance and good driving habits keep vehicles on the road. Take care of your truck, and it will take care of you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th August, 2012
6th Aug 2012, 10:21
I'm looking to buy the same kind of truck. Those carburated inline 6 engines are built to last. Also, you have tons of room under the hood to change spark plugs, etc.
These are classic trucks, sure to appreciate in value over the years. Where I live, classic pickups are worth almost as much, and sometimes more than classic muscle cars!
7th Aug 2012, 16:21
That must have been some deVille you owned previously, if you prefer this thing to it...
12th Dec 2013, 16:13
I have an 1986 F150 Flat 6 and I'm not getting good gas mileage. I've changed the whole truck, everything is new, and I need help. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org