It was a 1985, the last year of the cab, before they screwed up in 1986. I upped the juice when the camshaft broke and replaced it with something a bit more muscular. Of course the clutch plates, etc had to go as well. I sure did love that car. Suddenly lifting one's foot off the gas in 3rd was like hitting the brakes and could result in skidmarks. Isn't it amazing to be able to drive in 5th at 500 RPM and not stall?
Yeah, 86-88 were the new emission laws and Ford's horrible intro to fuel injection.