Ford Thunderbird, 1975 MY US.CA

The Thunderbird is a motor vehicle from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door coupé body style. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 7.5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 223 bhp (226 PS/166 kW) at 4000 rpm and 496 N·m (366 lb·ft/50.6 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. The Ford Thunderbird weighs a claimed 2314 kg at the kerb.

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Ford Thunderbird, 1975 MY US.CA information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5730 mm
How heavy?
2314 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7542 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
226 PS / 223 bhp / 166 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
496 Nm / 366 ft.lb / 50.6 kgm @ 2600 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7542 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 2314 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7542 cm3 227 PS 224 bhp 167 kW 2314 kg
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7033 cm3 214 PS 211 bhp 157 kW 2150 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7542 cm3 211 PS 208 bhp 155 kW 2150 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7542 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW 2089 kg
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7022 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW 2085 kg

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1975 Ford Thunderbird data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3058 mm 120.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1600 mm 63 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1600 mm 63 inches
Length 5730 mm 225.6 inches
Width 2024 mm 79.7 inches
Height 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.87
Kerb weight 2314 kg 5102 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 100.4 litres 22.1 UK Gal 26.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 7.5 litre
7542 cc
(460.241 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.79 × 97.79 mm
4.36 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
226 PS (223 bhp) (166 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(net)
29.6 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
496 Nm (366 ft·lb) (50.6 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
65.77 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 826.4 kPa (119.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 942.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 97.71 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
71.86 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
96.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.92 kg/kW
23.24 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front 225-15
Tyres rear 225-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 300 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID244574
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Ford Thunderbird added 2011-05-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.