Old Grand Marquis Ratings

Does anyone know (or know where I could find a listing of) of the peak torque /horsepower ratings (and their respective RPM's) for an '83 grand marquis (all stock). it's the 5.0 liter.
This is pure curiosity, I've looked qutie a bit and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. And I also wonder if the LTD and town cars were the same or not.
Thanks
Nic
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As you know the Grand Marquis is essentially the crown Vic, so.....here is a snippett of ford history... With the LTD name having been bolted on a version of the midsize Fairmont, the 1983 full-size Fords were all named "LTD Crown Victoria." The only engine available to civilians was a new fuel-injected version of the 302 V8 rated at 130 horsepower. Visually, a new crosshatch grille added some distinction. The 1984 LTD Crown Victoria was essentially unchanged. And except for a new aluminum bumper on station wagons, the 1985 LTD was also pretty much unchanged.
130 horsepower is about the small 4 cylinder economy cars average today , in fact it might even be low at that. 130 Hp in a car the size of an Grand marquis would be scary lol.
Brad
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Hmm... well this is the car I drive. I was wondering if fuel injection was the only version that was offered. My parents bought it in 1985, about a month before I was born, now I drive it. A couple of years ago we had it converted to dual exaust. The air pump croaked since then, and the cats ....................fell off.......................
So not that it would help much, but I can tell a slight difference. One of these days, when (and if) the electronic fuel system ever croaks.... this car will probably become carbaurated.... I wonder how much power I could juice out of it then :-D I know a new electronic fuel pump assembly is around 200 bucks, and I would image the computer and throttle body would probably be an arm and a leg too, For that price I could probably but a good carbaurater and maybe a different intake manifold (haven't really done much research yet, I'll wait till one of these components croaks) and get more tha 130 hp out of it.
But, thanks for the info.
Even at 130... it's a fun car to drive :-D
Nic

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Quick question....... since you seem to know some history about this...
Why in 1983 did they switch to an efi system? Was it an attempt at better fuel economy or something?

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Actually the CPEFI 302 was only 125 HP, but the torque was still decent to move the car off the line and up hills. I still own a mint '83 Continental Signature with that engine. It gets 27 MPG, the thing Ford intended it to do in its day.
mike hunt
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