Ford Fairlane 500, 1968 MY

The Ford Fairlane 500 is a 4 door saloon style road car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 4.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that develops 195 bhp (198 PS/145 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb·ft/38.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1694 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Fairlane 500, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5410 mm
How heavy?
1694 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4728 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
198 PS / 195 bhp / 145 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1968 Ford Fairlane 500 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3023 119
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear) 1473 58
Length 5410 213
Width 1996 78.6
Height 1270 50
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1694 kg 3735
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 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 4.7 litre
4728 cc
(288.52 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 72.9 mm
4 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.39
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
198 PS (195 bhp) (145 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
41.2 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
80.37 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system 1 Holley carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1010 kPa (146.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 591 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 116.71 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
85.84 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
115.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.65 kg/kW
19.46 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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.35 x 14
Tyres rear 7.35 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 254 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.00
general
Carfolio.com ID69454
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Ford Fairlane 500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-04-29.