Fairlane ZD Specifications

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Fairlane ZD Specifications

Ford Fairlane ZD
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1970 - 1972
  • Number Built: 12,797
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Custom six: $3985
    • 500 V8 4 speed manual: $4395
    • 500 V8 351ci: $4495
  • Models:
    • Custom
    • 500
    • 500 4 speed
  • Date of Introduction:
    • November, 1970
  • To Identify:
    • Facelift of ZC Fairlane
    • Long wheel base luxury Ford based on XY Falcon sedan
    • Dual vertical "stacked" headlights sitting proud of recessed two-tier grille, with both horizontal and vertical bars
    • 500 fitted with rear chrome strip across boot
    • Tail lights now have horizontal divisions
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 196.3 inches (4986mm)
    • Total width: 73.5 inches (1867mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55.8 inches (1417mm)
    • Wheelbase: 116.0 inches (2946mm)
    • Front Track: 58.9 inches (1496mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.5 inches (1486mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 3120lb (1415kg)
  • 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
    • Electric clock (500)
  • Transmission:
    • Manual six cylinder models:
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • Manual 3 speed (V8 models):
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual 4 speed (six and V8 models):
      • 1st: 2.78:1
      • 2nd: 1.93:1
      • 3rd: 1.36:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.78:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (Six):
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (V8, Top speed indicated for 351ci):
      • 1st: 2.46:1 to top speed of 52 mph (84 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.46:1 to top speed of 76 mph (122 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 116 mph (188 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
    • Six: 9.25"
    • V8: 10"
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 250ci manual: 3.23:1
    • 250ci automatic: 3.50:1
    • 302ci V8: 2.93:1
    • 351ci V8: 3.25:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • Custom
      • Standard with 6 cylinder 250ci engine
      • Manual 3 speed transmission
      • Optional 4 speed manual, auto transmission, 302ci and 351ci V8
    • 500
      • Standard with 302ci V8 and Cruisomatic Auto
      • Optional 351ci V8
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 8.9 seconds (351ci automatic)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 16.6 seconds (351ci automatic)
  • 250ci Six:
    • Capacity: 250 cubic inches (4.10 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 throar downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 3.91 inches (93 x 99mm)
    • Power: 155bhp (116kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 240lb-ft (325Nm) at 1600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • 302ci Cleveland 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: 220bhp (165kW) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 300lb-ft (407Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • 351ci Cleveland V8:
    • Capacity: 351 cubic inches (5.75 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: Two barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.50 inches (102 x 89mm)
    • Power: 250bhp (186kW) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 355lb-ft (481Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
  • 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 11.25 inch (286mm) ventilated Girling disc brakes
      • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel 5JJ wheels with safety rims, optional radial tyres on 6JJ rims
  • Tyres:
    • 6.95 x 14 cross-ply tubed tyres
    • Optional ER70 x 14 radial to all models
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