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Ford XA GT Technical Specifications

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Ford XA GT Technical Specifications

Ford Falcon XA GT
Ford Falcon XA GT
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Early in 1972 Ford released the XA Falcon with the GT in sedan and hardtop versions. The hardtop being preferred for racing as its bulging rear flanks accommodated wider tyres. Ford built 1,868 sedans from January 1972 to September 1973 and 891 hardtops between July 1972 and September 1973.

The XA GT was designed for wider appeal with its less aggressive look and creature comforts. The XA GTHO Phase IV is the best remembered model that never was. Three prototypes were built at Ford's "Lot 6" race workshop and one production model made it down the Broadmeadows assembly line before the "Supercar" furore stopped production.

The Phase IV was to have had 340bhp (255KW) and around 400 ft/lbs of torque and a reported top speed of around 150mph (240kmh). The 'normal' GT continued in production and while many race teams made do with their Phase III XY's.

The XA GT won at Bathurst in 1973 with Moffat and Ian Geoghegan in the hardtop version, and in 1974 John Goss and Kevin Bartlett in an XA GT Hardtop won the first really wet Bathurst 1000 enduro.

Also see:
The Ford Falcon GT Story
Cleveland 4V V8
Falcon XA GT Phase IV
Falcon XA GT RPO83
Falcon XA GT Review
Falcon XA GT Identification Guide
  • Engine Specifications:
    • Type: 351 cubic inch (5.763 litre) Cleveland V8 'D' Block. 'H' block after October 1972
    • Bore & Stroke: 102 x 89mm (4.00 x 3.50in)
    • Power (DIN): 224kW (300bhp) @ 5400rpm
    • Torque (DIN): 515Nm (380lb-ft) @ 3400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, 90 degree V8
    • Head Design: Pushrod & rocker OHV with hydraulic lifters
    • Fuel System: Ford Autolite '4300' 605cfm 4 barrel downdraught carburettor
    • Ignition System: Single point Autolite Distributor - changed to Motorcraft Oct 72
    • Exhaust System: Cast iron manifold, low restriction twin exhaust
  • Manual Gearbox :
    • Type: 4 speed all-synchronised
    • 1st: 2.78:1
    • 2nd: 1.93:1
    • 3rd: 1.36:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.78:1
  • Automatic Transmission:
    • Type: 3 speed FMX
    • 1st: 2.40:1
    • 2nd: 1.47:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Rear Axle:
    • Type: 9in removable carrier type, Limited Slip 'traction lock' Diff, 28 spline
    • Ratio: Manual 3.00:1 or 2.75:1 (Optional)
    • Automatic: 2.75:1 or 3.00:1 (Optional)
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent angle poised ball joint, coil springs, shock absorbers, wishbones and anti-roll bar
    • Rear: Hotchkiss type with semi-elliptic leaf springs, shock absorbers and live axle
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 286mm (11.25in) Servo assisted discs
    • Rear: 254mm (10in) Servo assisted drums
  • Steering:
    • Type: Re-circulating ball power assistance (Optional)
    • Ratio: 16:1
  • Wheels & Tyres:
    • Wheels 6.0 x 14 Steel - Argent painted Steel '12 Slot'.
    • 1972 had "caps" the same as an XY stainless caps. Later changed to GT centres (exposing a chrome wheelnut and having a red GT in the cap) at sometime in 1973.
    • The only option was the "sports road wheel", a 5 spoked alloy centre welded to a steel rim. These are the same wheels available on the XYGT and the XBGT.
    • Tyres E70HR14
  • Instrumentation:
    • Speedometer: 140mph
    • Cleveland Tachometer: 8000rpm - Later cars had 7000rpm tachometers
    • Oil Pressure: Gauge
    • Water Temperature: Gauge
    • Fuel: Gauge
    • Voltage: Gauge
    • Ignition: Warning Light
    • High Beam: Warning Light
    • Brakes: Warning Light
    • Clock: Analogue
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4808mm (189.3in)
    • Width: 1969mm (77.5in)
    • Height: 1369mm (53.9in)
    • Weelbase: 2819mm (111.0in)
    • Front Track: 1524mm (60.0in)
    • Rear Track: 1524mm (60.0in)
    • Weight: 1587kg (3500lb)
    • Turning Circle: 12.0m (39.4ft)
    • Fuel Tank: 79.6lt (17.5gl) 122.9lt (27.0gl) (Optional)
    • Seating: 5
  • Performance:
    • Top Speed: 193km/h (120mph)
    • 0 - 60mph (0 - 100 km/h) - 8.1 seconds
    • Standing 1/4 mile (400m) - 15.8 seconds
XA GT COLOUR CODE CHART
Paint Code Paint Name
Sedan + 1 GTHO
Coupe
Total
X

Red Pepper

338
144
482
Q

Yellow Fire

253
68
321
Z

Wild Violet

198
78
276

S/Z820

Yellow Glo

122
154
276
J

Calypso Green

115 (incl. GTHO)
55
170
3

Polar White

112
54
166
R

Copper Bronze

108
21
129

T/Z840

Lime Glaze

48
81
129
8

Cosmic Blue

76
36
112

K/Z838

Wild Plum

44
57
101

U/Y377

Ultra White

74
21
95
I

Jewel Green

77
8
85
7

Walnut Glow

69
12
81

O/Z841

Summer Gold

36
27
63
B

Onyx Black

8
15
23

Y/Z831

Kelly Green

19
4
23
4

Deep Ivy

19
1
20
C

Skyview Blue

11
6
17

Y017

Aluminium

11
6
17

N/Y376

Port Wine

12
1
13
E

Pottery Beige

11
1
12
M

Blaze Blue

11
1
12

Y117

Brambles Red

8
3
11

Y280

Zircon Green

7
3
10
G

Blue Teal

3
2
5
V

Shadow Grey

1
3
4

F/Z839

Cool Violet

3
0
3

Y045

Corporate Blue

1
2
3

Y113

Rothmans Blue

2
1
3

Y154

Betta Stores Primrose

0
3
3

Y157

McRobertsons Old Gold

0
3
3

Y326

Stratosphere Grey

1
2
3

Y120

Daimler Blue

1
1
2

Y152

Ambulance White

1
1
2

Y269

RAA Yellow

1
1
2

Y289

Surfer Orange

1
1
2

Y299

Indigo Blue

0
2
2

Z151

Unknown

2
0
2

Y083

Repco Green

1
0
1

Y091

Reef Green

1
0
1

Y099

Shell Yellow

0
1
1

Y107

Ansett Blue

1
0
1

Y161

Royal Umber

0
1
1

Y266

Bechel Yellow

0
1
1

Y277

Vintage Burgundy

0
1
1

Y333

Tunisian Turquoise

0
1
1

Y345

Readymix Orange

0
1
1

Y348

Track Red

1
0
1

Unknown

Variation to published

60
5
65
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