1979 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The Ford Thunderbird Hardtop's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.7 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 151 bhp (153 PS/113 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 365 N·m (269 lb·ft/37.2 kgm) at 2200 rpm. A 3 speed automatic 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels. The stated kerb weight is 1813 kg. The Ford Thunderbird Hardtop is claimed to attain a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph).

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Key facts

1979 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5517 mm
How heavy?
1813 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5732 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
153 PS / 151 bhp / 113 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
365 Nm / 269 ft.lb / 37.2 kgm @ 2200 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5732 cm3 151 PS 149 bhp 111 kW 1813 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 131 PS 129 bhp 96 kW 1749 kg

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1979 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2893 mm 113.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1605 mm 63.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5517 mm 217.2 inches
Width 1994 mm 78.5 inches
Height 1341 mm 52.8 inches
Ground clearance 128 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.91
Kerb weight 1813 kg 3997 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5732 cc
(349.788 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.8 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
(DIN)
153 PS (151 bhp) (113 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
26.3 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
365 Nm (269 ft·lb) (37.2 kgm)
at 2200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
63.68 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Fo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 800.2 kPa (116.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 84.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
62.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
83.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.1 kg/kW
26.89 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
turns lock-to-lock 4.100
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.TorqueA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2374 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.47
general
Carfolio.com ID59554
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop added 1996-11-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.