Why buy a factory manual? Ford debuted the fuel-injected truck engine in 1985. The Aerostar minivan and a new medium-duty truck joined Ford's roster in 1986. For example, an F-series truck with a 5. Then simply divide the number of teeth on the pinion gear into the ring gear. It offered a number of powertrain choices, including a 4. A twin-plug head on the 2.
This Ford truck illustrates another example of the custom-decor packages available in 1981. Bigger news for 1988 -- literally -- was the introduction of a sleek new Class-8 truck called the AeroMax. The 5-liter V-8 has 190 horsepower and 275 ft. Has a fuel leak issue which is easily fixable if you have some mechanical skills and. The trucks' interiors were also redesigned. Expanded availability of the four-speed automatic transmission to heavy-duty two-wheel-drive models was the only change of note to Ford F-Series pickups for 1989.
In general, a vehicle can tow 35 lbs. It could look quite ritzy when dressed up with optional decor packages. These trucks filled a gap between the regular F-350s and the medium-duty F-600s. Determining your gear ratio will give you an exact tow capacity. Both gas and diesel engines were offered. This factory information shows you how to repair your vehicle. Want to see how these innovations impacted the look of the trucks? All engines now boasted fuel injection, but otherwise, the F-Series was little-changed after its 1987 facelift.
This sum is your ratio. Coors Beer custom-commissioned Courier Coors Beer commissioned a custom Courier that featured period-popular hood scoop, spoilers, sunroof, and big-rig-style chrome exhaust stacks. With step-by-step instructions, clear pictures, exploded view illustrations, schematics, and specifications, you will have the information you need to get your project on the road and keep it there. Besides, the 1980-81 was a good-looking design, as evidenced by this two-tone F-150 Flareside. If you are mechanically inclined you can find the ratio by counting the number of teeth on the ring gear and the pinion gear. Designed around European styling themes, the Cargo was intended to replace the boxy ´50s-vintage C-Series Tilt Cab -- still in production -- but the two were sold side-by-side through the end of the decade.
This is volume 3 only. The optional diesel V-8 grew from 6. Hard to find on these units!. Introduced early in the 1982 calendar year, the Ranger was nearly the same size as the Courier and also offered six- and seven-foot beds. Options included Explorer special-value packages that provided numerous uplevel features at a discounted price.
From the front bumper to the back of the cab, they were about seven inches shorter than their F-Series counterparts. All 350s also came with an eight-foot bed, meaning the truck pictured above stretched more than 237 inches -- just shy of 20 feet -- bumper-to-bumper. Sold as is, any questions ask before you bid. The divided rear side window first appeared in Ford trucks for 1980. All models came with four-wheel drive and a 2. Big news for Ford in 1988 was the AeroMax truck.
Tires all have good tread, exhaust looks good, Old truck but still has lots left in her. Custom-decorated two-tone Ford light-duty pickup Several custom decor packages were available for light-duty pickups in the early Eighties, one of which included the two-tone paint and white-painted wheels shown here. The classic Ford lettering across Ford trucks' hoods disappeared in 1982. Also new that year was a SuperCab version of the Ford Ranger pickup truck. The 1989 F-Series pickups all came with a towing package, which included a heavy-duty cooling system and a 2-qt. I bought it to use but decided to go with a cargo trailer behind my pickup.
A pair of rear jump seats was optional. Because many customers showed increased interest in fuel economy, even trucks were tweaked for maximum efficiency. With that, the F-150 became Ford's base full-size pickup truck. This year Ford introduced a mildly restyled front end for F-Series pickup trucks and the Bronco. Other gas engines in Ford trucks remained carbureted. Full fiberglass body, with side entry.
This is a Trans Van by Champion. SuperCab trucks came only with a six-foot bed, while regular cabs also offered a seven-footer. Smaller than even the standard 300-cubic-inch six, this engine may have been more marketing hype than fuel-economy help, but it showed Ford's commitment to increasing gas mileage. All were designed in response to the 1979 gas crisis, which is why these direct competitors went on sale at about the same time. The Cat provided a broad torque range that minimized shifting in city traffic. Capitol City Auto is your locally owned and operated Guaranteed Credit Approval Headquarters! Selections from Ford's 1987 medium-duty truck lineup Representing Ford's 1987 medium-duty truck lineup are left to right an L-8000 with set-back front axle, a Cargo, and a Ford F-Series. All in all, Ford was in fine fettle to enter the Nineties.
Everything seems to be mechanically working, tires will probably need to be replaced as it has been sitting since 2003. Unlike the Courier, however, it was available not only with a regular four-cylinder engine, but also with a V-6 or four-cylinder diesel engine, and -- later in the model year -- with four-wheel drive. To calculate your maximum towing capacity, simply multiply 35 by your truck's horsepower rating, then subtract the total weight of the trailer you want to tow. More customized decor options This customized 1981 Ford truck features a blackout grille and aluminum wheels. Another bit of noteworthy news for 1984 came not in the form of a change or addition, but of a loss. It came standard with many custom touches -- both inside and out -- and was marked by squared-off grille and fenders that capped an extended-length front end.