Falcon XP Technical Specifications

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Falcon XP Technical Specifications

Ford Falcon XP Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1965 - 1966
  • Number Built: 70,954
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Manual Sedan: £1075 ($2150)
    • Futura Super Pursuit 200: £1477 ($2954)
    • Fairmont Sedan: £1525 ($3050)
    • Fairmont Wagon: £1625 ($3250)
    • DeLuxe Hardtop: £1215 ($2430)
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • DeLuxe Sedan
    • Futura Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • DeLuxe Hardtop
    • Futura Hardtop
    • Station Wagon
    • DeLuxe Station Wagon
    • Fairmont Station Wagon
    • Utility
    • DeLuxe Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 20th February, 1965
  • To Identify:
    • Aggressive, squared off look to the front end
    • New grille with horizontal bars
    • Flat bonnet
    • Front bumpers extended to flow to front wheel arch
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Sedan Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 183.4 inches (4658mm)
    • Total width: 70.1 inches (1781mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55.9 inches (1420mm)
    • Wheelbase: 109.5 inches (2781mm)
    • Front Track: 55.0 inches (1397mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
  • Hardtop Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 183.1 inches (4651mm)
    • Total width: 70.1 inches (1781mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 54.0 inches (1372mm)
    • Wheelbase: 109.5 inches (2781mm)
    • Front Track: 55.0 inches (1397mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 2590lb (1175kg)
    • Hardtop: 2578lb (1170kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 11.7 gallons (53.2 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 37.7ft (11.5 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Generator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual 144, Pursuit 170 and Super Pursuit 200
      • 1st: 3.29:1
      • 2nd: 1.83:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 4.46:1
    • Fordomatic Auto (watercooled)
      • 1st: 1.75:1
      • 2nd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 1.50:1
    • Borg Warner Type-35 3 speed Auto
      • 1st: 2.39:1 to top speed of 41 mph (66 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.45:1 to top speed of 68 mph (109 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 144 and 170: 3.50:1
    • Fordomatic 200: 3.20:1
    • Note: 3.20:1 available as an option on 170
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 144 with three speed manual only
    • 170 Pursuit Six available with manual or initially Fordomatic automatic, later models available with Borg Warner Type-35
    • 200 Super Pursuit Six available with Borg Warner Type-35 only
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 14.6 seconds (Fordomatic 200 Super Pursuit)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 18.6 seconds (Fordomatic 200 Super Pursuit)
  • 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: 96bhp (72kw) 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: 111bhp (83kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 156lb-ft (212Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • 200 "Super Pursuit" 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: 3.60 x 3.13 inches (91 x 79mm)
    • Power: 121bhp (90kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 175lb-ft (237Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and generator, alternator optional
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, zinc annealed type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 27:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
    • Note: Power assisted 10.75 inch Girling disc brakes standard on Fairmont from August 1965
    • Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • All except Fairmont: 6.50 x 13 four-ply
    • Fairmont: 6.50 x 14 four-ply

    Also see:
    Falcon XP Brochure
    Falcon Identification

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