Sorry for the low resolution, but here's the 1985 brochure showing the 5.0 HO with an automatic had 180hp. This MIGHT have been a mid-cycle upgrade, but I don't know for sure. Thank you for reading my article.
The 85 5.0 AOD pkg did indeed have 180 hp. It was a running change in early 85. I believe it was due to the freer flowing exhaust system (quasi duals).
A logo on the dash is better than nothing, but heck, I'd still like to know who the idiot was that decided to not use a universally recognized logo on the car. Let's face it, the blue ford oval is pretty lame.
As ogSVT said, the logo came back in 89-93, but it was subtle. There was also a round, running pony medallion on the hood of the 1979 model, but it was all about suggesting things and not yelling them.
That's because clean, minimalist design was all the rage in the late 1970s, and Ford was on a kick to be more of a threat to its competition by embracing what was popular in Europe. The running horse logo probably wasn't as popular back in the mid 1970s as it is now.