Ford Falcon, 1962 MY

The Ford Falcon is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 101 bhp (102 PS/75 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 187 N·m (138 lb·ft/19.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. It weighs a stated 1213 kg at the kerb.

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Ford Falcon, 1962 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4597 mm
How heavy?
1213 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2785 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
102 PS / 101 bhp / 75 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
187 Nm / 138 ft.lb / 19.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1962 Ford Falcon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2781 mm 109.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Length 4597 mm 181 inches
Width 1791 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1397 mm 55 inches
Ground clearance 159 mm 6.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1213 kg 2674 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2785 cc
(169.951 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 74.6 mm
3.5 × 2.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
102 PS (101 bhp) (75 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
36.3 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
187 Nm (138 ft·lb) (19.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
67.15 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 843.8 kPa (122.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.17 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 84.42 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
62.09 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
83.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.11 kg/kW
26.9 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.10
general
Carfolio.com ID70917
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Ford Falcon added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.