Key facts

1947 Ford Pilot information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4445 mm
How heavy?
1448 kg
What size engine?
3.6 litre, 3622 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 3500 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
127 km/h, 79 mph


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1947 Ford Pilot technical specifications


The Ford Pilot is a rear wheel drive automobile, with the engine mounted in the front, and a saloon (sedan) body.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 3.6 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) of power at 3500 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 1448 kg.
Top quoted speed is 127 km/h (79 mph).
1947 Ford Pilot data
1947 Ford Pilot data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2750 108.3
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear) 1473 58
Length 4445 175
Width 1765 69.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1448 kg 3192 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.6 litre
3622 cc
(221.028 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77.79 × 95.25 mm
3.06 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 3500 rpm
Specific output 23.5 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.15:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 452.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 12.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 21.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 127 km/h (79 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 59.52 PS/g
43.77 kW/g
58.7 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.84 kg/kW
38.16 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general ID65208
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1947 Ford Pilot added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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