Y'all should be on the lookout for Seth Creazzo as he may join FTE. I met him today and he mentioned he has an '85 F150 Flareside that he's been doing a lot of work on, including starter, brakes, and several other things. I think he said it is a 300 although it came out with an 8, and judging by his description of the tranny it is the NP435. He may want help on the carb as he said he's struggled to get it to run correctly but thinks he may have gotten that sorted. Sounded like it is either not the feedback carb or if it is it isn't connected.
And, I think he wants to sell it although I don't know what he wants. So, if there's an interest send me a PM and I'll get you in touch with him - assuming he doesn't join quickly.