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XL Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XL Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1962 - 1964
  • Number Built: 75,705
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Manual sedan: £1070 ($2140)
    • Fordomatic sedan: £1182 ($2364)
    • Manual DeLuxe: £1130 ($2260)
    • Fordomatic DeLuxe: £1242 ($2484)
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • DeLuxe Sedan
    • Futura Sedan
    • Station Wagon
    • DeLuxe Station Wagon
    • Squire Station Wagon
    • Utility
    • DeLuxe Utility
    • Van
    • DeLuxe Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 4th August, 1962
  • To Identify:
    • Convex grille
    • Non-tapered "C" Pillar
    • New "Thunderbird" roof line, identified by squared off roof with swept rear pillars
    • Wider front bumper with parking lamps integrated
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 151.2 inches (4602mm)
    • Total width: 70.0 inches (1778mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
    • Wheelbase: 109.5 inches (2781mm)
    • Front Track: 55.0 inches (1397mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 2436lb (1106kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 37.7ft (11.5 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Generator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual 144 and 170
      • 1st: 3.29:1 to top speed of 33 mph (53 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.83:1 to top speed of 64 mph (103 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 93 mph (149 km/h)
      • Reverse: 4.46:1
    • Fordomatic Auto (watercooled)
      • 1st: 1.75:1
      • 2nd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 1.50:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 144: 3.56:1
    • 170: 3.50:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 144 and 170 six-cylinder engine with three speed manual or watercooled Fordomatic 2 speed automatic transmission
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 15.0 seconds
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 20.0 seconds
  • 144 Six:
    • Capacity: 144 cubic inches (2.36 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: 3.50 x 2.50 inches (89 x 64mm)
    • Power: 90bhp (67kw) at 4200rpm
    • Torque: 138lb-ft (187Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
    • Note: A low compression 7.5:1 available as special order
  • 170 "Pursuit" Six:
    • Capacity: 170 cubic inches (2.78 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: 3.50 x 2.94 inches (89 x 75mm)
    • Power: 101bhp (75kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 156lb-ft (212Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and generator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, zinc annealed type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Live axle with 5 leaf semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 27:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
    • Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • 6.00 x 13 four-ply



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    Also see:
    Falcon Identification

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