3.8L (232) V6
In 1982 Ford introduced the Essex 3.8L (232ci) V6 into the light trucks.
These specifications are from the 1982 light truck facts book supplied to the dealers:
These specifications are from the 1983 light truck facts book supplied to the dealers:
The following is from Ford's 1983 factory shop manual for light trucks and covers the rebuilding instructions for the 3.8L V6, aka the Essex V6.