Ford Mustang Fastback, 1973 MY 63D

The Mustang Fastback is a rear wheel drive coupé passenger car with a front mounted engine, sold by Ford. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.8 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 350 N·m (258 lb·ft/35.7 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 1542 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Mustang Fastback, 1973 MY 63D information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1542 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
175 PS / 173 bhp / 129 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
350 Nm / 258 ft.lb / 35.7 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Ford Mustang models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1475 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1517 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1594 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1646 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1647 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1478 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1593 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1422 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1465 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1595 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1468 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1426 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1418 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1538 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1464 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1422 kg
Ford Mustang Hardtop -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1590 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1419 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1539 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1592 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1465 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1423 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1468 kg
Ford Mustang Mach 1 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1547 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1835 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1835 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1521 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6573 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1777 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4OD 4235 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1764 kg
Momo Mirage -
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Opel Commodore GS/E 2.8 Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2784 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5736 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1554 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1616 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1609 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5736 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1583 kg
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1973 Ford Mustang Fastback data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2770 mm 109.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1544 mm 60.8 inches
Length 4923 mm 193.8 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1288 mm 50.7 inches
Ground clearance 117 mm 4.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1542 kg 3400 lb
Weight distribution 58.3 % 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 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
(net)
175 PS (173 bhp) (129 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(net)
30 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
350 Nm (258 ft·lb) (35.7 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
60.7 Nm/litre
0.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft D3AF-DC carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 762.8 kPa (110.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 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 113.75 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
83.66 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
112.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.95 kg/kW
19.97 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.SE.
Wheel size front 5½JJ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½JJ x 14
Tyres front E78-14
Tyres rear E78-14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID301620
Production total
Model code 63D
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Mustang Fastback added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.