Fairlane ZB Specifications

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Fairlane ZB Specifications

Ford Fairlane ZB
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1968 - 1969
  • Number Built: 10,708
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Custom: $3695
    • 500: $4090
  • Models:
    • Custom
    • 500
  • Date of Introduction:
    • March, 1968
  • To Identify:
    • Long wheel base luxury Ford based on Falcon XT sedan, and while 2 new engines were introduced, it is difficult to spot the exterior change over the ZA
    • Dual headlights integrated into full face grille
    • Squared off rear guards flowing to square tail lamps, with recessed boot lid
    • Steering wheel hub padded
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 196.1 inches (4981mm)
    • Total width: 74.7 inches (1897mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55.0 inches (1397mm)
    • Wheelbase: 116.0 inches (2946mm)
    • Front Track: 58.0 inches (1473mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.0 inches (1473mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Custom: 3058lb (1390kg)
    • 500: 3290lb (1495kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 16.4 gallons (74.6 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 41.1ft (12.5 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil pressure gauge
    • Ammeter
    • Handbrake warning lamp
    • High-beam warning lamp
    • Fairlane 500 also had electric clock
  • Transmission:
    • Manual six cylinder models: (top speed indicated for Custom)
      • 1st: 2.95:1 to top speed of 32 mph (52 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.69:1 to top speed of 58 mph (94 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h)
      • Reverse: 3.80:1
    • Manual (V8 models):
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.47:1
    • Fordomatic 3S automatic:
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto:
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
    • Six: 9.25"
    • V8: 10"
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 221ci: 3.23:1
    • 302ci: 2.93:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • Custom standard with 6 cylinder engine and manual transmission, with auto transmission optional
    • 500 standard with 302ci V8 and Cruisomatic Auto, with manual transmission optional
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 12.8 seconds (221ci manual)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 18.8 seconds (221ci manual)
  • 221ci Six:
    • Capacity: 221 cubic inches (3.60 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 3.46 inches (93 x 88mm)
    • Power: 135bhp (101kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 208lb-ft (282Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • 302ci Windsor V8:
    • Capacity: 302 cubic inches (4.95 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in vee
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Ford two barrel carburettor, automatic choke
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.00 inches (102 x 76mm)
    • Power: 210bhp (156kW) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 300lb-ft (407Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Six Cylinder: Single tail-pipe, zinc annealed type muffler
    • V8: Twin pipes
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Custom: Recirculating ball, ratio 24:1
    • 500: Power steering standard, ratio 16:1
    • Note: Power steering optional on Custom
  • Brakes:
    • Custom:
      • Front: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
      • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
      • Power front discs optional
    • Fairlane 500:
      • Power assisted 10.75 inch (273.05mm) Girling disc brakes
      • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • 14" Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • 6.95 x 14 cross-ply tubed tyres, radial optional
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