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XY Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XY Sedan
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: 118,666 (including GT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon Sedan: $2435
    • Futura Automatic Sedan: $3016
    • Fairmont Sedan: $3473
    • Fairmont Wagon: $3707
  • Models:
    • Falcon Sedan
    • Falcon 500 Sedan
    • Futura Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • GT Sedan
    • Station Wagon
    • 500 Station Wagon
    • Fairmont Station Wagon
    • Utility
    • 500 Utility
    • 4 x 4 Utility (from November, 1972)
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • November, 1970
  • To Identify:
    • The final facelift of the XR/XT/XW body shape
    • New all-plastic grille, featuring vertical bars with a central division, the grille badge being offset to the passenger side
    • Re-styled wrap-around tail lights, with applique providing horizontal division
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 184.6 inches (4689mm)
    • Total width: 73.6 inches (1869mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55.8 inches (1417mm)
    • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
    • Front Track: 58.9 inches (1496mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.5 inches (1486mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 3003lb (1362kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 16.4 gallons (74.6 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.6ft (11.2 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Alternator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual (Six, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.05:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • Manual (V8, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (Six and V8, 4 speed; Top speed indicated for 250ci Six)
      • 1st: 2.78:1 to top speed of 41 mph (66 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.93:1 to top speed of 60 mph (97 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.36:1 to top speed of 84 mph (135 km/h)
      • 4th: 1.00:1 to top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h)
      • 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 (302 V8)
      • 1st: 2.46:1
      • 2nd: 1.46:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (351 V8)
      • 1st: 2.40:1
      • 2nd: 1.47:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • 200: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 9.25"
    • 250: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 9.50"
    • 302: Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated 10.00"
    • 351: Twin dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 200ci Six: 3.50:1
    • 250ci manual: 3.23:1
    • 250ci and 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 3 speed Cruisomatic
    • 250ci Six available with 3/4 speed manual or 3 speed Cruisomatic
    • V8 available with 3/4 speed manual or 3 speed Cruisomatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 10.7 seconds (250ci 4 speed manual)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 17.0 seconds (250ci 4 speed manual)
  • 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 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: 220bhp (165kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 300lb-ft (405Nm) 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: 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:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 20:1
    • Optional power steering, ratio 16:1
  • 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 steel disc wheels with safety rims
    • Radial tyres fitted to optional 6JJ rims
  • Tyres:
    • Six Sedans: 6.95 x 14
    • V8 Sedans: 7.35 x 14
    • Wagons, Utilities and Vans: 185 x 14
    • Note: E70HR radials optional on all models



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    Also see:

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    Falcon XY GT Specifications

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