Key facts

Ford Mustang Hardtop Automatic, 1973 MY 65D information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1465 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4942 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
143 PS / 141 bhp / 105 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
310 Nm / 229 ft.lb / 31.6 kgm @ 2600 rpm

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1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop Automatic technical specifications

Introduction

The Ford Mustang Hardtop is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine located in the front, and a 2 door coupé body.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.9 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 141 bhp (143 PS/105 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 310 N·m (229 lb·ft/31.6 kgm) at 2600 rpm.
The power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
It weighs a stated 1465 kg at the kerb.
1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop Automatic data
Ford Mustang Hardtop Automatic, 1973 MY 65D data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2770 109.1
Track/tread (front) 1549 61
Track/tread (rear) 1544 60.8
Length 4923 193.8
Width 1882 74.1
Height 1288 50.7
Ground clearance 117 4.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1465 kg 3230 lb
Weight distribution 57.80 % front
fuel tank capacity 73.9 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 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 4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.2 mm
4 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
143 PS (141 bhp) (105 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(net)
28.5 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
310 Nm (229 ft·lb) (31.6 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
62.73 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter D3GF-AF carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 788.3 kPa (114.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 617.75 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 97.58 PS/g
71.77 kW/g
96.25 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.93 kg/kW
23.27 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5½JJ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½JJ x 14
Tyres front E78-14
Tyres rear E78-14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.79
general
Carfolio.com ID301532
Production total
Model code 65D
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop Automatic added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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