1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Technical Specifications

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  • Years of Manufacture: 1956 - 1959
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 17 ft. 3.5 in.
    • Total width: 6 ft. 5.0 in.
    • Ground clearance: 7.1 in.
    • Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.0 in.
    • Front Track: 4 ft. 11 in.
    • Rear Track: 4 ft. 8.5 in.
    • Height: 4 ft. 8.5 in.
    • Frontal Area: 26 sq. ft. (approx)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Anglia: 3,731 lb.
    • Weight distribution:
      • Front: 56.1%
      • Rear: 43.9%
  • Fuel Tank:
    • Rear mounted, 16 gallon capacity
  • Instruments:
    • Arc styled speedometer with fuel gauge at left, temperature gauge at right
    • Odometer set below speedo, with indicator tell-tales to either side
    • Switch gear set in two groups of three to either side of steering wheel
    • Heater
    • Radio
    • Analogue clock
  • Transmission - FordoMatic 3 Speed:
    • Gear ratio:
      • 1st: 15.62 to 7.44:1
      • 2nd: 9.57 to 4.55:1
      • Top Direct: 3.1:1
    • Maximum Speed In Gears:
      • 1st: 92 mph / 148.1 km/h
      • 2nd: 45 mph (kick down 65 mph)
      • Top: 38 mph
  • 272 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 4458 cc / 272 cubic inches
    • Type: Watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration, overhead, pushrods
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.06 x 83.8 mm (3.62 x 3.3 inches)
    • Power: 176bhp @ 4400rpm
    • Torque: 264lb-ft @ 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 7.1:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt 55 ampere-hour battery
    • Headlights: Double dip 50/40 watt bulb
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 15.1 secs
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 20.0 secs
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
    • Rear: Semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    • High efficiency worm and peg type
    • Two spoke spring type steering wheel
  • Turning Circle:
    • 40 ft, left and right
    • Turns lock-to-lock: 4¾
  • Brakes:
    • Ford hydraulic
      • Front: Drum, 11.0 in. diameter, 1.25 in. wide, 106 sq. in lining area
      • Rear: Drum, 11.0 in. diameter, 1.75 in. wide, 78 sq. in lining area
  • Tyres:
    • 8.0 x 14 in.



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