Ford Thunderbird, 1974 MY

The Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive coupé motor car with a front located engine, manufactured by Ford. Powering the Ford Thunderbird is an overhead valve, 7.5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 208 bhp (211 PS/155 kW) at 4400 rpm and 458 N·m (338 lb·ft/46.7 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The quoted kerb weight is 2300 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird, 1974 MY brief technical data

What body style?2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?5709 mm
How heavy?2300 kg
What size engine?7.5 litre, 7542 cm3
How many cylinders?8, V
How much power? 211 PS / 208 bhp / 155 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque? 458 Nm / 338 ft.lb / 46.7 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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1974 Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3061 mm 120.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5709 mm 224.8 inches
Width 2026 mm 79.8 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 133 mm 5.2 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.87
Kerb weight 2300 kg 5071 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 118.2 litres 26 UK Gal 31.2 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 7.5 litre
7542 cc
(460.241 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.79 × 97.79 mm
4.36 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAENet)
211 PS (208 bhp) (155 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(SAENet)
27.6 bhp/litre
0.45 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAENet)
458 Nm (338 ft·lb) (46.7 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAENet)
60.73 Nm/litre
0.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Mo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 763.1 kPa (110.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 942.75 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 91.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.43 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.83 kg/kW
24.77 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.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2658 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID71181
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Ford Thunderbird added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.