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Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in, 121.5 kW / 162.9 hp / 162.9 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelGalaxie 500 HardtopIssued until
SerieGalaxieNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5547 mm / 218.4 in / 218.4 inTotal (curb) weight1869 kg / 4120 lb / 4120 lb
Width2012 mm / 79.2 in / 79.2 inDry weight
Height1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3073 mm / 121.0 in / 121.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1608 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1633 mm / 64.3 in / 64.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance117 mm / 4.6 in / 4.6 inFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 21.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 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 constructioncast iron block & headBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Rawsonville 9510 D2WF-CA carbEngine displacement5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity720.75 cm3/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power121.5 kW / 162.9 hp / 162.9 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)48.6 kW / 65.2 hp / 65.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.1 kW/l / 0.463 bhp/cu in / 0.463 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque65.0 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.2 kW/ton / 66.1 bhp/ton / 66.1 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle13.8 m / 45.3 ft / 45.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),T Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius armsx, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontF78 x 15Tyres rearF78 x 15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop

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