Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1966 MY

The Galaxie 500 Hardtop is a road car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 345 bhp (350 PS/257 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 626 N·m (462 lb·ft/63.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1662 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1966 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5334 mm
How heavy?
1662 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 6990 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
350 PS / 345 bhp / 257 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
626 Nm / 462 ft.lb / 63.8 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Galaxie models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 mm 119 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5334 mm 210 inches
Width 2007 mm 79 inches
Height 1412 mm 55.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1662 kg 3664 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 94.6 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 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 7 litre
6990 cc
(426.556 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.9 × 101.1 mm
4.13 × 3.98 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
350 PS (345 bhp) (257 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
49.4 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
626 Nm (462 ft·lb) (63.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
89.56 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1125.4 kPa (163.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 873.75 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 210.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
154.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
207.58 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.46 kg/kW
10.79 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.35-15
Tyres rear 7.35-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1315 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID141097
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop added 2006-05-25.
Last modified 2013-02-28.