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Ford Thunderbird

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Ford Thunderbird

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6392 cm3 / 390.1 cu in / 390.1 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1963
ModelThunderbirdIssued until
SerieThunderbirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5207 mm / 205.0 in / 205.0 inTotal (curb) weight1947 kg / 4292 lb / 4292 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2870 mm / 113.0 in / 113.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore102.9 mm / 4.05 in / 4.05 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6392 cm3 / 390.1 cu in / 390.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity799.00 cm3/cylinder / 48.758 cu in/cylinder / 48.758 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.769 bhp/cu in / 0.769 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.7 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio154.1 kW/ton / 116.7 bhp/ton / 116.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.00 x 14Tyres rear8.00 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird

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