Please support our Club sponsors, click to view their products and services

Maughan Thiem.jpg
Plow Logo.jpg
LEW 001.jpg
jrm_edited.jpg

ABOUT US >

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.  

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

WEDDING CARS.   The Falcon GT Club of SA Inc. is unable to provide GT Falcons, or to provide advice on the availability of GT Falcons for use as Wedding Cars.  Transport SA regulations and insurance requirements limit such services to businesses licenced to carry out such activities.

CONTACT >

Club Secretary T: 0411 473 354 

E: admin@gtclubsa.com.au

© 2023 by Make A Change.
Proudly created with Wix.com

XB GT Specifications

DATE OF INTRODUCTION:

1974 


VEHICLE TYPE:

Four-door sedan .Two-door hardtop


MODEL LINE-UP:

GT 

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS:

351 V8 standard. Four-speed manual transmission standard. 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: Fond Autolite '4300' 605 cfm four barrel downdraght 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 Ib/ft (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 
REAR AXLE RATIOS: Manual gearbox: Standard - 3.0: 1. Optional-2.75: I Automatic: Standard - 2.75: 1. Optional-3.0: I Nine inch removable carrier type with limited slip 'traction lock' diff and 28 spline axles 

 

CLUTCH: 

Twin 9.25 inch dry plates


CHASSIS/CONSTRUCTION:

All steel unitary 


SUSPENSION:

*Front: Independent angle poised ball joint,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: 11.25 inch (285 mm) discs

*Total swept area: Front - 230.4 sq in. Rear - 66.8 sq in. Total- 480.8 sq in material from reprint (1994) 


ELECTRICAL:

12 volt battery
 
IGNITION SYSTEM

Singlepoint distributor
 
EXHAUST SYSTEM:
Cast iron manifold,low restriction twin exhaust

WHEELS:
Standard - 6.00 x 14 inch steel '12 slot'. Chrome dress rim
 
TYRES: 

E70HRx 14
 
INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS:
 Speedometer calibrated to l40mph, tachometer calibrated 8000 rpm. Fuel, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. Clock 


SEATING:

5
 
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Front leg room: 41.5 inches (1054 mm)
Rear leg room: Sedan - 36.7 inches (932 mm); Hardtop­ 31.9 inches (810 mm)

Front headroom: Sedan - 38.0 inches (965 mm); Hardtop 37.2 inches (945 mm)

Rear headroom: Sedan - 36.7 inches (932 mm); Hardtop 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: 185 inches (2572 mm)

Total width: 77 inches (1886)

Total height at kerb weight: Sedan - 54 inches (1323 mm); Hardtop - 52 inches (1274 mm)

Wheelbase: 111 inches (2814 mm)

Front track: 60 inches (1470 mm)

Rear track: 60 inches (1470 mm)

Kerb weight: 3500 lbs (1589 kg)

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

Fuel tank capacity: Standard -17.5 gallons (80 litres). Optional- 27 gallons (123litres)

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


PRICES AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION:

GT Sedan - $5200;

GT Hardtop (auto)- $5316 

PERFORMANCE WHEN NEW:

Model: XBGT Engine: 5.76-litre V8 Final drive: 3: I

Top speeds in gears - four-speed manual 1st (2.78: I): 48 mph (77 kmIh) 2nd (1.93: 1): 74 mph (119 km/h) 3rd (1.36: 1): 97 mph (156 kmIh) 4th (1.00:1): 120 mph (193 kmIh)

Elapsed time 0-100 km/h (61 mph): 8.1 seconds

Standing 400 metres (approx quarter mile): 16.5 seconds 


NUMBER BUILT:

Total: 2899 (including 1950 four-doors and 949 two-doors)

Breakdown:

1973: 229 four-doors, 138 two-doors

1974: 1003 four-doors, 563 two-doors

1975: 434 four-doors, 123 two-doors

1976: 284 four-doors, 125 two-doors

NB: No split is given for autos and manuals. 

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

The vehicle identification plate is located on the left hand side ofthe fIrewall

The first four digits should be: JG33 - Four-door sedan JG66 - Two-door coupe

The fifth digit is the year of manufacture: 1974 - P 1975 - R 1976 - S

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

The transmission code for the four-speed manual is L

The transmission code for the three-speed automatic is B 


OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS: * Sedan: 'GT' badges. 'GT 351' decals on front guards behind wheel arches and on boot lid. Blacked out grille, bonnet bulge,lower part of car including below front and rear bumpers, around wheel arches and sills, upper door frames, tail-light and boot area * Hardtop: 'GT 351' decal center of tail-light panel

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

XB GT Falcon Paint Codes

A - Yellow Sand

B - Onyx Black

H - Tropic Gold metallic

L - Mushroom Beige

M - Yellow Blaze

N - Port Wine

P - Emerald Fire6

R - Copper Bronze metallic

U - Burnt Orange

V - Apollo Blue

X - Red Pepper

2 or Y - Tropicana Green metallic

3 - Polar White

6 - Mulberry metallic

7 - Walnut Glow metallic

9 - 1973/74 Sandstone Beige

9 - 1976/81 Snow White

Y045 - Corporate Blue

Y396 - Lime Glaze