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Falcon XB Technical Specifications

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XB Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XB Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1973 - 1976
  • Number Built: 220,765 (including GT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon Sedan: $3236
    • Futura Automatic Sedan: $3540
    • Fairmont Sedan: $4044
    • 500 Hardtop: $3420
    • Fairmont Hardtop: $4149
  • 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:
    • 31st October, 1973
  • To Identify:
    • New honeycomb grille split into two distinct panels, seperated by extruding vertical central division
    • Revised single piece tail light lenses (note: vertical division still gives illusion of each being a seperate lense)
    • Power bulge in bonnet
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Sedan:
      • Total Length: 189.3 inches (4808mm)
      • 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: 189.3 inches (4808mm)
      • 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: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 3074lb (1394kg)
    • 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: 2.82:1
      • 2nd: 1.84:1
      • 3rd: 1.32:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.56:1
    • Automatic (200ci and 250ci 1V Six)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Automatic (250ci 2V, V8; Top speed indicated for 250ci 2V)
      • 1st: 2.46:1 to top speed of 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.46:1 to top speed of 78 mph (125km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 101 mph (163 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Clutch:
    • 200 and 250: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 9.50"
    • 302: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 10.00"
    • 351: 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 automatic
    • 250ci Six available with 3/4 speed manual orl 3 speed automatic
    • 302ci V8 available with manual 3 or 4 speed or automatic
    • 351ci V8 available with manual 4 speed or automatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 12.8 seconds (250ci 2V Automatic)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 19.0 seconds (250ci 2V Automatic)
  • 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 shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 20:1
    • Optional power steering, ratio 11:1 - 17.5:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 11.25 inch (285.75mm) discs
      • Note: Power assisted 11.25 inch (285.75mm) disc brakes standard on Futura, Fairmont and GT, optional on all other models
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
    • 11.25 inch (285.75mm) power assisted discs available with 351ci as an option
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed 5 or 6 inch steel disc wheels with JJ safety rims
    • Radial tyres fitted to optional 6JJ rims
  • Tyres:
    • 200 and 250 Six: 6.95L x 14 4 BSW crossply extra low profile
    • 302 V8: 7.35 S14 BSW 4 ply
    • 351 V8: H14 BSW 4 ply on 6 inch 66 wheels
    • Utilities and Vans: 7.355 x 14 4 ply
    • Other tyre options/combinations:
      • 200 and 250 Six could be fitted with optional 7.35L x 14 BSW 4 ply with 6 inch wheels
      • All 6 cylinder and 302 V8 models 7.355 14 WSW 4 ply
      • 200, 250 and 302 optional 185 SR 14 BSW on 6 inch wheels
      • 200, 250 302, 351 optional ER 70 H 14 RSW on 6 inch wheels



    Simple fact, Falcon is the only car of the Big Three to give you the stopping power of front wheel disc brakes as standard equipment on all models. (I didn’t know that).

    Another interesting fact, Falcon is the only one of the Big Three to give you the body sensitive safety, freedom and convenience of fully retractable inertia reel seat belts, and its standard equipment. (I didn’t know that).

    Apart from Ford Fairmont there’s one other wagon that gives you a tailgate that swings down like a tailgate, or swings open like a door, only it costs over $8000, $3500 more than Fairmont wagon. (I didn’t know that).

    We think it makes quite a point that taxi operators have registered more Falcon’s this year than all other makes, 48% Falcon. (I didn’t know that). Why are more taxi operators going Falcon?

    Because Falcon has a lot more going for them, it seems Falcon has a lot more going for everyone, because this year Ford are leaders in passenger car sales – Number one. (I didn’t know that).

    Now that you know, talk to your Ford dealer. Going Ford is the Going Thing.

    Also see:

    Falcon Identification
    Falcon XB GT Specifications

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