5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
1986 T-Top Coupe LX - Plan Beast
Our '86 T-Top Coupe Is Back In Action With Bigger Steam And Lower 9-Second Potential
On The Dyno
The crew at Extreme Automotive and Josh Deeds of Deeds Performance were kind enough to make time to give our coupe a checkout on the chassis dyno before going out to race. With a new fuel pump installed, tuning changes were necessary to achieve a safe air/fuel ratio of 11.7 at wide-open throttle. Josh reduced fuel by nearly 11 percent.
No one expected to see major horsepower or torque gains, as we really didn't make any changes to the engine or blower, save for adding a new belt and making sure it was tight. The results, however, surprised everyone in the dyno cell. With 20 psi of boost, the retuned A.R.E. Performance & Machine small-block Ford slammed 866 hp and 734 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.