Ford Falcon, 1966 MY

The Ford Falcon is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 2.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that produces 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 214 N·m (158 lb·ft/21.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Key facts

Ford Falcon, 1966 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4681 mm
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2782 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
214 Nm / 158 ft.lb / 21.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Ford Falcon models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 2782 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2782 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 2782 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2782 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4728 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 2447 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1181 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2599 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 2599 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 2599 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW
Willys-Overland Aero-Willys 2600 -
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1966 Ford Falcon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2819 mm 111 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1473 mm 58 inches
Length 4681 mm 184.3 inches
Width 1859 mm 73.2 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 56.8 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2782 cc
(169.768 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 74.7 mm
3.5 × 2.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
37.7 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
214 Nm (158 ft·lb) (21.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
76.92 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 966.6 kPa (140.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 463.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.50 x 13
Tyres rear 6.50 x 13
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.20
general
Carfolio.com ID120659
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Ford Falcon added 2004-06-06.
Last modified 2016-04-17.