Ford Thunderbird, 1973 MY

Ford Thunderbird is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Ford Thunderbird's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 211 bhp (214 PS/157 kW) of power at 4450 rpm, and maximum torque of 443 N·m (327 lb·ft/45.2 kgm) at 2600 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The claimed weight at the kerb is 2150 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird, 1973 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5560 mm
How heavy?
2150 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 7033 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
214 PS / 211 bhp / 157 kW @ 4450 rpm
How much torque?
443 Nm / 327 ft.lb / 45.2 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
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7542 cm3 226 PS 223 bhp 166 kW 2314 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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1973 Ford Thunderbird data
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) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5560 mm 218.9 inches
Width 2024 mm 79.7 inches
Height 1349 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 2150 kg 4740 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 85.2 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 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 7 litre
7033 cc
(429.18 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.79 × 91.19 mm
4.36 × 3.59 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
214 PS (211 bhp) (157 kW)
at 4450 rpm
Specific output
(net)
30 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
443 Nm (327 ft·lb) (45.2 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
62.99 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rawsonville carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 791.5 kPa (114.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 879.13 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 99.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.14 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.66 kg/kW
22.82 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 230-15
Tyres rear 230-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID303391
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Thunderbird added 2012-12-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.