1966 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop, 1967 MY

The Thunderbird Hardtop is a rear wheel drive coupé passenger car with a front mounted engine, from Ford. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 6.4 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 315 bhp (319 PS/235 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 579 N·m (427 lb·ft/59 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 2007 kg.

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Key facts

1966 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop, 1967 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5255 mm
How heavy?
2007 kg
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6387 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
319 PS / 315 bhp / 235 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
579 Nm / 427 ft.lb / 59 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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1966 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5255 mm 206.9 inches
Width 1963 mm 77.3 inches
Height 1341 mm 52.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 2007 kg 4425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90.9 litres 20 UK Gal 24 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 6.4 litre
6387 cc
(389.759 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 102.9 × 96 mm
4.05 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
319 PS (315 bhp) (235 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.3 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
579 Nm (427 ft·lb) (59 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 Autolite carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.2 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 798.38 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 159.13 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
117.04 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
156.95 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.54 kg/kW
14.27 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 8.15 x 15
Tyres rear 8.15 x 15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.00
general
Carfolio.com ID277684
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop added 2012-06-20.
Last modified 2015-04-27.