Falcon XA Technical Specifications

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Falcon XA Technical Specifications

Ford Falcon XA Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1972 - 1973
  • Number Built: 152,609 (including GT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon Sedan: $2750
    • Futura Automatic Sedan: $3290
    • Fairmont Sedan: $3770
    • Fairmont Wagon: $4010
    • Fairmont Hardtop: $3925
  • Models:
    • Falcon Sedan
    • Falcon 500 Sedan
    • Futura Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • GT Sedan
    • Station Wagon
    • 500 Station Wagon
    • Fairmont Station Wagon
    • 500 Hardtop
    • Fairmont Hardtop
    • Utility
    • 500 Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 24th February, 1972
  • To Identify:
    • All new, all Aussie body design
    • More rounded and elegant body lines than XR-XY models
    • Horizontal fluted grille forming point at centre
    • Six individual tail lights
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Sedan:
      • Total Length: 186.5 inches (4737mm)
      • Total width: 74.8 inches (1900mm)
      • Height at kerb weight: 53.9 inches (1369mm)
      • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
      • Front Track: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
      • Rear Track: 60.0 inches (1524mm)
    • Hardtop:
      • Total Length: 186.5 inches (4737mm)
      • Total width: 77.5 inches (1969mm)
      • Height at kerb weight: 51.9 inches (1318mm)
      • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
      • Front Track: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
      • Rear Track: 60.0 inches (1524mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 3017lb (1369kg)
    • Hardtop: 3053lb (1385kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 17.5 gallons (79.6 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.6ft (11.2 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Alternator warning lamp
    • Optional Grand Rally Sport Pack added the following:
      • Tachometer
      • Volt meter
      • Oil pressure
      • Electric clock
  • Transmission:
    • Manual (Six, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • Manual (302 V8, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (250ci Six and V8, 4 speed)
      • 1st: 2.78:1
      • 2nd: 1.93:1
      • 3rd: 1.36:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.78:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (200ci and 250ci-1V Six)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (250ci-2V, V8; Top speed indicated for 302ci V8)
      • 1st: 2.46:1 to top speed of 52 mph (84 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.46:1 to top speed of 88 mph (142km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 108 mph (174 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Clutch:
    • 200: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 9.25"
    • 250: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 9.50"
    • 302: Coil spring single cushion disc type, dry plate, hydraulically operated 10.00"
    • 351: Diaphragm spring type, twin dry plate, hydraulically operated 9.5" face
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 200ci Six: 3.23:1
    • 250ci manual: 3.23:1
    • 250ci automatic and all 302ci: 2.92:1
    • 351ci manual: 3.00:1
    • 351ci automatic: 2.75:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 200ci Six available with 3 speed manual or Cruisomatic automatic
    • 250ci Six available with 3/4 speed manual or 3 speed Cruisomatic
    • 302ci V8 available with 3/4 speed manual or 3 speed Cruisomatic
    • 351ci V8 available with 4 speed manual or 3 speed Cruisomatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 9.7 seconds (302ci V8 Cruisomatic)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 17.2 seconds (302ci V8 Cruisomatic)
  • 200ci Six:
    • Capacity: 200 cubic inches (3.28 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 3.13 inches (93 x 80mm)
    • Power: 130bhp (97kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 190lb-ft (258Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
  • 250ci 1V 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 throat 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
  • 250ci 2V 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: Bendix twin throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 3.91 inches (93 x 99mm)
    • Power: 170bhp (127kw) at 4200rpm
    • Torque: 250lb-ft (339Nm) at 2200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • 302ci 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: Two barrel carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.00 inches (102 x 76mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (179kw) at 5000rpm
    • Torque: 305lb-ft (414Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • 351ci 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 carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.50 inches (102 x 89mm)
    • Power: 260bhp (194kw) 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, free flow exhaust , minimum back-pressure muffler
  • 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:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 20:1
    • Optional power steering, ratio 11:1 - 17.5:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
    • Note: Power assisted 11.25 inch (285.75mm) Girling disc brakes standard on Fairmont, optional on all other models
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed 5 inch steel disc wheels with JJ safety rims
    • Radial tyres fitted to optional 6JJ rims
  • Tyres:
    • Six and V8 Sedans: 6.95L x 14 4 ply extra low profile
    • Station wagons and optional on sedans: 7.35L x 14 4 ply
    • Utilities and Vans: 7.355 x 14 4 ply
    • Note: 185 x 14 radials on 6 inch JJ safety rims optional on all models



    The word is exhilaration, the feeling supreme. New Falcon Hardtop, a driver’s car. Strong, rugged, built with unmatched performance and stamina – with low aerodynamic design, wide track, superb road holding and the great open air feeling of sweeping pillar-less design. Hardtop is your kind of car. Driving is believing. Falcon Hardtop – the supreme machine. Falcon 500, Fairmont, GT. Going Ford is the Going Thing.

    Also see:

    Falcon Identification
    Falcon XA GT Specifications

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