1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1972 MY

The Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.8 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 163 bhp (165 PS/122 kW) at 3800 rpm and 375 Nm (277 lbft/38.2 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. It weighs a quoted 1869 kg at the kerb.

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1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5547 mm
How heavy?
1869 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
165 PS / 163 bhp / 122 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
375 Nm / 277 ft.lb / 38.2 kgm @ 2000 rpm

Ford Galaxie models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 1844 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3933 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 1844 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1761 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1777 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7022 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1838 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1838 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1838 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7022 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1838 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1777 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1745 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1793 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1761 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW

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1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3073 mm 121 inches
Track/tread (front) 1608 mm 63.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1633 mm 64.3 inches
Length 5547 mm 218.4 inches
Width 2012 mm 79.2 inches
Height 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Ground clearance 117 mm 4.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1869 kg 4120 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.8 litre
5766 cc
(351.863 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.9 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
165 PS (163 bhp) (122 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28.3 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
375 Nm (277 ft·lb) (38.2 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
65.04 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 Rawsonville 9510 D2WF-CA carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 817.3 kPa (118.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 88.42 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
65.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
87.21 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.38 kg/kW
25.68 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 13.80 m
Front suspension I.W.TLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RAx.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front F78 x 15
Tyres rear F78 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2123 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID108867
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop added 2003-04-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.