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The Falcon GT club of South Australia was established in 1992 by a small group of Falcon GT owners wishing to socialise with others who shared their passion for the Falcon GT. This quickly grew into a larger group of like minded enthusiasts who up till this day and into the future have a common goal, "To perpetuate the history and future preservation of the Falcon GT" whilst "encouraging family and social activities" revolving around the legendary Falcon GT.  

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XA GT Falcon

specifications

DATE OF INTRODUCTION:
 GT Sedan: March 1972. GT Hardtop: August 1972. GT RPO 83: 1973
 
VEHICLE TYPE:
Four-door sedan. Two-door hardtop
 
MODEL LINE-UP:

GT, GT RPO 83 


ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS:

351 4V V8 standard on GT and GT RPO 83. Four-speed manual transmission standard on all models. Three-speed FMX automatic optional 

351

Type: Conventional, water cooled, four-stroke, reciprocating piston type

Capacity: 5.763litres (351 ci)

Number of cylinders: 8

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, 90 degree vee

Head design: Pushrod and rocker actuated overhead valve with hydraulic lifters

Fuel system: GT - Ford Autolite '4300' 600 cfrn four barrel downdraught carburettor; GT RPO 83 - Holley 780 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor

Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 3.50 inches (101.6 mm x 89.0 mm)

Power output (DIN): 300 bhp (224 kW) at 5400 rpm

Torque (DIN): 380 lblft (513 Nm) at 3400 rpm 

Compression Ratio: 11: 1 

TRANSMISSIONS (WITH RATIOS):

Type: Four-speed all-synchro manual 1st: 2.78: 1 2nd: 1.93: 1 3rd: 1.36: 1 4th: 1.00: 1 Reverse: 2.78: 1

Type: Three-speed FMX automatic 1st: 2.40:1 2nd: 1.47: 1 3rd: 1.00:1 Reverse: 2.00: 1 

CLUTCH: 

Twin 9.25 inch dry plates


REAR AXLE RATIOS:

Manual gearbox - Standard - 3.0:1. Optional- 2.75:J

Automatic - Standard - 2.75: I. Optional- 3.0: 1

Nine inch removable carrier type with limited slip 'traction lock' diff and 28 spline axles 


CHASSIS/CONSTRUCTION:

All steel unitary
 
SUSPENSION:

Front: Independent angle poised balljoint, MacPherson strut, coil springs, wishbones and anti-roll bar 

Rear (with axle type): Hotchkiss type with semi-elliptic leaf springs, radius rods and live axle 


STEERING:
Recirculating ball with 16:1 ratio. Power assistance optional
 
BRAKES:
 Servo assisted
 Front: 11.25 inch (285 mm) discs
 Rear: 10 inch (254 mm) drums. Later RPO 83's with discs
 
ELECTRICAL:
 12 volt battery
 
IGNITION SYSTEM:
 Single point distributor

EXHAUSTSYSTEM:
Cast iron manifold, low restriction twin exhaust
 
WHEELS:

Standard - 6.00 x 14 inch steel' 12 slot'. Chrome dress rim and hubcap; Optional - 6.00 x 14 inch alloy 5 spoke 


TYRES:

E70HRx 14 


INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS:

Speedometer calibrated to 140 mph, tachometer calibrated 8000 rpm. Fuel, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. Ammeter, clock 


SEATING:


INTERIOR DIMENSIONS:

Front leg room: 41.5 inches (1054 mm)

Rear leg room: 31.5 inches (800 mm)

Front headroom: 36.8 inches (935 mm)

Rear headroom: 35.8 inches (909 mm)

Front shoulder room: 60.0 inches (1524 mm)

Rear shoulder room: 60.0 inches (1524 mm)

Front hip room: 60.2 inches (1529 mm)

Rear hip room: 60.2 inches (1529 mm) 


EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:

Total length: 15 ft 6.5 inches 1186.5 inches (4737 mm)

Total width: 77.5 inches (1968 mm)

Total height at kerb weight: Sedan - 54 inches (1372 mm); Coupe - 51.9 inches (1318 mm)

Wheelbase: 111 inches (2819 mm)

Front track: 60.5.inches (1536 mm)

Rear track: 60 inches (1524 mm)

Kerb weight: 3053Lbs (1385 kg)

Turning circle kerb to kerb: 39.4 ft (12 m)

Fuel tank capacity: GT: Standard - 17.5 gallons (80 litres); Optional- 30 gallons (136.5 litres); GT RPO 83: Standard - 30 gallons (136.5 litres)

Cargo capacity: Sedan -27.6 cubic ft (.78 cubic metres); Hardtop - 29.3 cubic ft (.83 cubic metres) 


PRICES AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION:

GT Sedan - $4790.

GT Hardtop - $4955 

PERFORMANCE WHEN NEW:

Model: XAGT Engine: 5.8-litre V8 Final drive: 3.0: 1

Top speeds in gears - four-speed manual Ist(2.78: 1): 50 mph (80 km/h) 2nd (1.93:1): 75 mph (121 kmh) 3rd (1.36: 1): 100 mph (161 kmh) 4th (1.00: 1): 126 mph (203 kmh)

Elapsed time 0-100kmh (61 mph): 8 seconds

Standing 400 metres (approx quarter mile): 15.8 seconds 


NUMBER BUILT:

Total: 2759 (including 1868 four-doors and 891 two-doors)
 Breakdown:
 1971: 1 (four-door manual)
 1972: 1222 four-doors, 529 two-doors
 1973: 645 four-doors, 362 two-doors
 NB: No split is given for autos and manuals. It is not known whether these figures take into account the four Phase IV models built in 1972. The XA built in 1971 was ~ probably a GT production prototype.

BODY/CHASSIS NUMBERS AND ENGINE CODES (FOR IDENTIFICATION):

The vehicle identification plate is located on the left hand side of the firewall. 

The first four digits should be:

JG33 -Four-door sedan

JG66 - Two-door hardtop 

The fifth digit is the year of manufacture: 1972-M 1973 - N 1974-P

The engine codes are: 351 V8-T 351 HOV8-H

The transmission code for the four-speed manual is L

The transmission code for the three-speed automatic is B 


OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS: * All models - "351 GT' and 'GT' badges. Two air intakes on bonnet, vents in front guards. Lower portion of car including below front and rear bumpers, around wheel arches and sill panels blacked out. Blacked out grille, rear tail-light panel and bonnet air intakes 

Source: Spotlight on Ford Falcon GT & GT-HO, by Marque Publishing Company

XB GT Falcon Paint Codes

A - Yellow Sand

A or O - Summer Gold

B - Onyx Black

C - Skyview Blue

E or K - Wild Plum

G or T - Lime Glaze

I - Jewel Green

J - Calypso Green

P - Primer

Q - Yellow Fire

S - Yellow Glow

U - Ultra White

Z - Wild Violet

X - Red Pepper

Y - Kelly Green

3 - Polar White

7 - Walnut Glow

8 - Cosmic Blue

Y117 - Rothmans Blue