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Old 01-08-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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What carb do I need?

I have a 1983 GLX 5.0 HO that needs a new carburetor. It has the original Motorcraft (Made by Holley, no specific model or S/N), but from my searches there are a few that looks to be a good fit, but I'm trying to figure out specifically which one I need. Any help would be appreciated. I'm attaching a top and side view of the original.
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1983 is the first year for a four-barrel carburetor on the Foxbody Mustangs. That carburetor is what breathed life back into the Mustangs after nearly a decade of dismal performance. It gave the 5.0 a whopping 175 hp! I know that doesn't sound like much by today's standards, but believe me when I tell you that people were wondering how they were going to be able to handle all of that power! Haha
We were so innocent back then...

That carburetor is a Holley 4180.
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Thanks!

Thanks! That's it!

I'm hoping it will take care of my two main issues. One is very hard starting after sitting overnight, patting the accelerator and turning it over 10 to 15 times to get it to crank (even after being rebuilt by a nearby shop, which recommended replacing it.) Once warmed up, cranks first try. Also a perpetual gas smell, which is why I cannot park it in the garage. I do not smell it while driving, but if left in garage, whole garage reeks in about an hour. I can find no obvious leak and neither could the garage that traced it from tank to carb. Weird.

Thanks again for the help!!

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