Ford Thunderbird, 1977 MY

The Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive coupé motor vehicle with a front mounted engine, from Ford. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.8 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 149 bhp (151 PS/111 kW) at 3200 rpm and 393 N·m (290 lb·ft/40.1 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Maximum speed claimed is 175 km/h or 109 mph.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird, 1977 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5474 mm
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
151 PS / 149 bhp / 111 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
393 Nm / 290 ft.lb / 40.1 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6590 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6590 cm3 173 PS 171 bhp 128 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
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1977 Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1605 mm 63.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5474 mm 215.5 inches
Width 1994 mm 78.5 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 124 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.89
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 98.5 litres 21.7 UK Gal 26 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)
151 PS (149 bhp) (111 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.8 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
393 Nm (290 ft·lb) (40.1 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
68.16 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ford 2150A D70E-FA carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 856.5 kPa (124.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 4200 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 175 km/h (109 mph)
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 3.990
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front HR78 x 15
Tyres rear HR78 x 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.50
general
Carfolio.com ID244563
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 Ford Thunderbird added 2011-05-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.