1972 Ford Custom

The Ford Custom is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.9 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 324 N·m (239 lb·ft/33 kgm) at 2000 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels. The Ford Custom weighs a claimed 1769 kg at the kerb.

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1972 Ford Custom information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5547 mm
How heavy?
1769 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4942 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
324 Nm / 239 ft.lb / 33 kgm @ 2000 rpm

Ford Custom models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3933 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1733 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1723 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1749 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7026 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7026 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1749 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1732 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1755 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1755 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1716 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1732 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1739 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3678 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
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1972 Ford Custom data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3073 mm 121 inches
Track/tread (front) 1608 mm 63.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1633 mm 64.3 inches
Length 5547 mm 218.4 inches
Width 2012 mm 79.2 inches
Height 1394 mm 54.9 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1769 kg 3900 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.2 mm
4 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28.3 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
324 Nm (239 ft·lb) (33 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
65.56 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rawsonville carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 823.9 kPa (119.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 617.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 80.24 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.02 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
79.14 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.94 kg/kW
28.3 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 4.000
Turning circle 13.80 m
Front suspension I.W.TLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RAx.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2123 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID69564
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Custom added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.