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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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XR GT Falcon Specifications

DATE OF INTRODUCTION:

XR Falcon Range 1966. GT: May 1967

VEHICLE TYPE:

Four-door sedan

MODEL LINE-UP:

GT

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS:

Only combination available: four-speed manual transmission and 289 V8

ENGINES: 289ci

Type: Conventional, water cooled, four-stroke, reciprocating piston type Capacity: 4.727Iitres (289 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: Ford Autolite '4300' 446cfm four barrel down draught carburettor Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 2.87 inches (101.6 mm x 72.9 mm) Power output (DIN): 225 bhp (169 kW) at 4800 rpm Torque (DIN): 305 Ib/ft (411.75 Nm) at 3200 rpm Compression ratio: 9.8: 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

CLUTCH:

Single 10 inch (254 mm) dry plate

REAR AXLE RATIOS:

2.93: 1 (eight inch, removable carrier type with limited slip diff)

CHASSIS/CONSTRUCTION:

All steel unitary

SUSPENSION:

Front: Independent angle poised ball joint, MacPherson strut, coil springs, telescopic dampers, wishbones and anti roll bar. Rear (with axle type): Hotchkiss type with semi elliptic leaf springs, telescopic dampers and live axle

STEERING:

Recirculating ball with 16: 1ratio. Power assistance optional

BRAKES:

Servo assisted '" Front: 11 inch (270 mm) discs '" Rear: 10 inch (254 mm) drums

ELECTRICAL:

12 volt battery

IGNITION SYSTEM:

Single point distributor

EXHAUST SYSTEM:

Cast iron manifold, low restriction single exhaust

WHEELS:

Standard -5.50 x 14 inch steel with stainless steel covers

TYRES:

Olympic GT Radials 185SR x 14

INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS:

Speedometer calibrated to 140 mph, tachometer calibrated to 7000 rpm, oil pressure, water temperature and fuel gauges. Alternator and high-beam warning lights

SEATING:

5

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS:

Front leg room: 40.9 inches (1040 rnm) Rear leg room: 35.2 inches (895 mm) Front headroom: 38.3 inches (973 mm) Rear headroom: 37.6 inches (955 mm) Front shoulder room: 57.1 inches (1466mm) Rear shoulder room: 58 inches (1473 mm) Front hip room: 59.5 inches (1511 rnm) Rear hip room: 59.5 inches (1511 mm)

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: Total length: 15 ft 8.4 inches/188A inches (4689 mm) Total width: 73.8 inches (1875 rnm) Total height at kerb weight: 54.7 inches (1389 mm) Wheelbase: III inches (2814 mm) Front track: 58 inches (1473 rom) Rear track: 58 inches (1473 rom) Kerb weight: 3150 Ibs (1429 kg) Turning circle kerb to kerb: 37.5 ft (11.3 m) Fuel tank capacity: 16.4 gallons (75litres) Cargo capacity: 25.4 cubic it (.69 cubic metres)

PRICE AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION:

$3890

PERFORMANCE WHEN NEW:

Top speeds in gears - four-speed manual 1st (2.78:1): 44 mph (71 kmh) 2nd (1.93:1): 65 mph (105 kmh) 3rd (1.36:1): 91 mph (146 km/h) 4th (1.00: I): 121 mph (195 km/h)

Elapsed time 0-100 kmh (61 mph): 9.7 seconds

Standing 400 metres (approx quarter mile): 16.5 seconds

NUMBER BUILT:

Total: Breakdown: 1967: 558 (all manual) 1968: 38 (all manual)

NB: The production number given for each GT model in these specification charts is based on Ford's official factory figures and contradicts most previously published figures. For example, the number of XR GT's built has been commonly recorded elsewhere as 760 units. See month by month production run-down at end of specification section

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

Vehicle identification plate is located on the left hand side of the radiator support panel The first four digits should be: JG33 The fifth digit is the year of manufacture: 1967 - G The engine code for the 289 V8 is K The transmission code for the four-speed manual is L

OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS:

Available in GT Gold only. Black sports stripes running from wheel arch to wheel arch along sills. Blacked out boot lip panel. '289 Hi Performance' and 'GT' badges

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

XR GT Colour codes

T - GT Gold

Spec/ F166 - Gallaher Silver (8)

F131 - Avis White (1)

X - Ivy Green (1)

F782 - Russet Bronze (1)

F - Sultan Maroon (1)

E - Polar White (1)