For this article, we see what our 1985 GT makes before and after replacing the worn-out factory carburetor!
For this dyno article we will be checking out this 1985 Mustang GT and show you that carbureted Mustangs are still able to be a reliable performance vehicle. Check out below for more pics, dyno technical data, and of course the dyno results!
Also, check out our 1985 Mustang GT base line dyno to see what the stock numbers on this car were!
Here are the results! The factory horsepower and torque ratings for this 1985 GT were rated at 210 HP and 265 lb/ft of torque. Our initial dyno pull with the OEM carb produced 185 horsepower at 4500 RPM and 249 lb/ft of torque at 3500 RPM. After swapping over to the new Holley carb, this 5.0L made 192 horsepower at 4500 RPM and 251 lb/ft of torque at 3600 RPM. By no means necessary were we shooting for a night and day difference here. We wanted to highlight that there are still aftermarket options you can basically bolt-on in your driveway without substantial modifications.
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