Ford Cortina Mk.II Technical Specifications

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Ford Cortina Mk.II Technical Specifications
Ford Cortina Mk.II GT
Ford Colour Codes A - L
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1966 - 1972
  • Number Built: 80,000 + (all models)
  • Models:
    • 1300 (Standard)
    • 1600 (Optional)
    • GT
  • Date of Introduction:
    • March, 1966
  • To Identify:
    • Squared off tail lamp assembly
    • Indicators integrated into front grille
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 168.0 inches (4267mm)
    • Total width: 64.9 inches (1648mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 54.7 inches (1389mm)
    • Wheelbase: 98.0 inches (2489mm)
    • Front Track: 52.5 inches (1333mm)
    • Rear Track: 51.0 inches (1295mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1300: 1931 lb (876 kg)
    • 1600: 1971 lb (894 kg)
    • GT: 2001 lb (908 kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 10.0 gallons (45.5 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 30.0 ft (9.14 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp warning lamp
    • Oil pressure warning lamp
    • Ammeter warning lamp
    • Handbrake warning lamp
    • High-beam warning lamp
    • GT standard with
      • Tachometer
      • Temp gauge
      • Oil gauge
      • Ammeter gauge
  • Optional Equipment:
    • 3 speed auto (220,240 and 440)
    • 1600 engine (220,240 and 440)
    • Whitewall or radial ply tyres (Note: Radial tyres standard on GT)
    • Manual or Push-Button radio
    • Fan kit for heater demister
    • Tinted Laminated windscreen
    • Full wheel covers
  • Transmission:
    • Manual (1300 and 1600 models):
      • 1st: 3.54:1
      • 2nd: 2.39:1
      • 3rd: 1.41:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.96:1
    • Manual (GT):
      • 1st: 2.97:1
      • 2nd: 2.01:1
      • 3rd: 1.39:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.32:1
    • Automatic (3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • Diaphragm spring clutch
    • Clutch diameter: 7.54"
    • Friction area: 44.17 sq. ins.
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Semi-floating hypoid
    • 1300: 4.444:1
    • 1600: 4.125:1
    • GT: 3.90:1
  • 1300:
    • Capacity: 1298cc / 79.2ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type, 4 cylinders, OHV Cross-Flow Bowl-In-Piston featuring 5 main bearing crank-shaft, with integral weights dynamically balanced
    • 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: 3.18 x 2.48 inches (80.772 x 62.992mm)
    • Power: 61.5bhp (46 kW) at 5000rpm
    • Torque: 75.5lb-ft (Nm) at 2500rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 1600:
    • Capacity: 1598cc / 97.5ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type, 4 cylinders, OHV Cross-Flow Bowl-In-Piston featuring 5 main bearing crank-shaft, with integral weights dynamically balanced
    • 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: 3.18 x 3.05 inches (80.772 x 77.47mm)
    • Power: 75.0bhp (56 kW) at 5000rpm
    • Torque: 97.0lb-ft (Nm) at 2500rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • GT:
    • Capacity: 1598cc / 97.5ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type, 4 cylinders, OHV Cross-Flow Bowl-In-Piston featuring 5 main bearing crank-shaft, with integral weights dynamically balanced
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Dual barrel Weber downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.18 x 3.05 inches (80.772 x 77.47mm)
    • Power: 93.0bhp (69 kW) at 5400rpm
    • Torque: 101.5lb-ft (Nm) at 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tailpipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type, directly operated coil springs mounted on special double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers, integral with wheel spindle and located on body in rubber mounted uper bearing. Anti roll torsion bar embodied
    • Rear (1300 and 1600): Longitudinal, asymetrical semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
    • Rear (GT): Longitudinal, asymetrical semi-elliptic springs with radius arms. Hydraulic double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • High efficiency, recirculating ball type, ratio 15.7:1
  • Brakes:
    • Self adjusting front disc brakes on all models
    • Front
      • 1300 and 1600: 9.5 inch (241mm) dia x 0.38" thick disc, swept area 172 sq. ins
      • GT: 9.62 inch (244mm) dia x 0.50" thick disc, swept area 189.5 sq. ins
    • Rear:
      • 1300 and 1600: Self adjusting, 8 inch (203mm) dia. x 1.5 inch (38mm) wide, swept area 75.5 sq. ins
      • GT: Self adjusting, 9 inch (229mm) dia. x 1.75 inch (44mm) wide, swept area 98.9 sq. ins
  • Wheels:
    • 1300 and 1600: 13" 4J Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
    • GT: 13" 5J Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • 1300: 5.20 x 13 4 ply tubless, radial optional
    • 1600: 5.60 x 13 4 ply tubless, radial optional
    • GT: 165 x 13 radial ply
    • Whitewall tyres optional on all models except GT
    • 165 x 13 radial ply on 5J wheels option on all models, standard on GT

Also see:
Cortina Mk.II Model Lineup
Cortina Mk.II GT Review
Cortina Mk.II Brochure

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