Ford Thunderbird Hardtop, 1964 MY

The Thunderbird Hardtop is a rear wheel drive coupé passenger car with a front placed engine, from Ford. Its 6.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 579 N·m (427 lb·ft/59 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop, 1964 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5217 mm
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6387 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
579 Nm / 427 ft.lb / 59 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 2023 kg

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1964 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2875 mm 113.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5217 mm 205.4 inches
Width 1958 mm 77.1 inches
Height 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code Thunderbird 390 Special V-8
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)
304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
47 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
579 Nm (427 ft·lb) (59 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system 1 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 5½ x 15
Wheel size rear 5½ x 15
Tyres front 8.15 x 15
Tyres rear 8.15 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/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 ID389246
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1964 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop added 2014-11-25.
Last modified 2014-11-25.