1963 Falcon 515

The Falcon 515 is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels. Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.5 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) at 4600 rpm and 110.5 Nm (82 lbft/11.3 kgm) at 2300 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 559 kg.

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1963 Falcon 515 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3810 mm
How heavy?
559 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1498 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
110.5 Nm / 82 ft.lb / 11.3 kgm @ 2300 rpm

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1963 Falcon 515 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1245 mm 49 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1245 mm 49 inches
Length 3810 mm 150 inches
Width 1575 mm 62 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 559 kg 1232 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code 122E
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1498 cc
(91.414 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 72.7 mm
3.19 × 2.86 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 46.7 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 110.5 Nm (82 ft·lb) (11.3 kgm)
at 2300 rpm
Specific torque 73.77 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 927 kPa (134.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.5 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 126.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.71 kg/kW
17.89 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4J x 13
Wheel size rear 4J x 13
Tyres front Pirelli Extraflex 5.60-13
Tyres rear Pirelli Extraflex 5.60-13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 229 mm
Rear brake diameter 203 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID47003
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Falcon 515 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.