Key facts

1968 Ford Fairlane 500 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5410 mm
How heavy?
1694 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4727 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
382 Nm / 282 ft.lb / 39 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1968 Ford Fairlane 500 technical specifications

Introduction

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 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 382 N·m (282 lb·ft/39 kgm) at 2400 rpm.
A 3 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1694 kg.
1968 Ford Fairlane 500 data
1968 Ford Fairlane 500 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.7 litre
4727 cc
(288.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 72.9 mm
4 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.39
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 42.3 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 382 Nm (282 ft·lb) (39 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 80.81 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1015.5 kPa (147.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 590.88 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 119.7 PS/g
88.04 kW/g
118.06 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.36 kg/kW
18.97 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
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 2013-02-28.

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