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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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xw gt & Gtho

specifications

DATE OF INTRODUCTION

GT: June 1969. GT-HO: August 1969, GT-HO Phase II August 1970 


VEHICLE TYPE:

Four-door sedan 


MODEL LINE-UP:
GT, GT-HO, GT-HO Phase II
 

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS:

Early GT's standard with 351 Windsor. Later GT's standard with 351 Cleveland. Windsor High Output standard on GT-HO. Cleveland High Output engine standard on later GT-HOs and Phase II's. Four-speed manual transmission standard on~models.Three-speed FMX automatic optional.

* 351 Windsor 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' 450 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor; GT-HO - Holley 600 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor

Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 3.50 inches (101.6 mm x89.0 mm)

Power output (DIN): GT - 290 bhp (217 kW) at 4800 rpm; GT-HO - 300 bhp (225 kW) at 5400 rpm

Torque (DIN): GT - 385 Ib/ft (520 Nm) at 3200 rpm; GTHO - 380 Ib/ft (513 Nm) at 3400 rpm

Compression ratio: GT - 10.7:1; GT-HO - 11: 1

* 351 Cleveland 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' 650 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor; GT-HO Phase II - Holley 750 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor

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

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: Four-speed all-synchro manual, close ratio _ 1st: 2.32: 1 2nd: 1.69:1 3rd: 1.29:1 4th: 1.00:1 Reverse: 2.00: I

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


CLUTCH

Twin 9.25 inch dry plates

REAR AXLE RATIOS:

GT- 3.25:1; GT-HO - 3.0:1

Nine inch removable carrier type with limited slip 'traction lock' diff and 28 spline axles GT-HO Phase II- 3.50: I

GT-HO Phase II- 3.50: I

Nine inch <Daytona' 31 spline axle with 'Detroit Locker' diff and nodular irom carrier.


CHASSIS/CONSTRUCTION:
 All steel unitary
 
SUSPENSION:
• Front: Independent angle poised ball joint, MacPherson strut, coil ~gs"wishbones and anti-roll bar • Rear (with axle type): GT -Hotchkiss type with semi elliptic leaf springs, telescopic dampers and live axle; GT-HO and GT-HO Phase II -Same as GT with anti roll bar 


STEERING:
Recirculating ball with 16:1ratio. Power assistance optional
 
BRAKES:
Servo assisted
• Front: 11.25 inch (285 mm) discs. Dust shields removed on Phase II .'Rear: 10inch (254 mm) drums. Wider and finned on Phase II. Proportioning valve fitted

ELECTRICAL:

12 volt battery. Heavy duty alternator and regulator fitted to GT-HO and GT-HO Phase II

IGNITION SYSTEM:

GT & GT-HO - Single point distributor; GT-HO Phase Il Twin point distributor

EXHAUST SYSTEM:

Cast iron manifold, low restriction twin exhaust

WHEELS:

GT and GT-HO - 6.00 x 14 inch steel '12 slot'. Chrome dress rim and hubcap; GT-HO Phase II - 6.00 x 14 steel '5 slot' TYRES: E70HR x 14

INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS:

Speedometer calibrated to 140 mph, tachometer calibrated to 6000 rpm for Windsors and 8000 for Clevelands. Fuel, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. Alternator, high-beam and brake system warning lights. Clock

SEATING:

5

INTERlOR DIMENSIONS:

Front leg room: 42.1 inches (1069 mm)

Rear leg room: 37.8 inches (960 mm)

Front headroom: 37.7 inches (983 mm)

Rear headroom: 37.6 inches (955 mm)

Front shoulder room: 58.0 inches (1473 mm)

Rear shoulder room: 58.0 inches (1473 mm)

Front hip room: 59.5 inches (1511 mm)

Rear hip room: 59.5 inches (1511 mm)

EXTERlOR DIMENSIONS:

Total length: 15 ft 8.4 inches/188.4 inches (4689 mm)

Total width: 73.8 inches (1875 mm)

Total height at kerb weight: 54.7 inches (1389 mm)

Wheelbase: 111 inches (2814 mm)

Front track: 58.9 inches (1496 mm)

Rear track: 58.9 inches (1496 mm)

Kerb weight: 33081bs (1500 kg)

Turning circle kerb to kerb: 36.6 ft (ILl m)

Fuel tank capacity: 36 gallons (164litres)

Cargo capacity: 25.4 cubic ft (.69 cubic metres)

PRICES AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION:

GT - $4200;

GT-HO - $4495;

Phase II - $4790

PERFORMANCE WHEN NEW:

Model: XW GT-H0 Phase II Engine: 5.76-litre V8 Final drive: 3.50:] Top speeds in gears - four-speed manual
 1st (2.78: I): 50 mph (82 kmh)
 2nd (1.93:1): 70 mph (115 kmh)
 3rd (1.36:1): 90 mph (148 kmh)
 4th (1.00:1): 135 mph (221 kmh)
 Elapsed time 0-100 km/h (61 mph): 6.4 seconds
 Standing 400 metres (approx quarter mile): 1404 seconds

NUMBER BUILT:

Total: 2949 (including 662 GT-HOs)

Breakdown:

1969: 1010 GT's, 260 HOs

1970: 1277 GT's, 402 HOs

NB: The total number of XW GT-HO Windsor (ie 'Phase I') models built is believed to be 201, with 50 GT-HO Phase I Clevelands and the balance (411) made up of Phase II's. However, Ford's official factory figures do not confirm this split among HO's nor do they provide the auto/manual balance for the XW GT range. See month by month production run-down at end of specification section

 

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

Early model XWs have the vehicle identification plate located on the left hand side of the radiator support panel. Later models including the Phase II have it located on the left hand side of the firewall The first four digits should be: JG33 The fifth digit is the year of manufacture: 1969 - J 1970 - K 1971 - L 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:

• GT: Full length stripe along side above wheel arches making 90 degree down turn on front guard. 'Super Roo' decals on front guard. 'GT' , Gt Ford' and '351 GT' badges. Two grille mounted quartz iodine driving lights. Blacked out grille, sill panels, bonnet scoop, bonnet panels, upper door frames. 'GT' and '351 High Performance' badges inside. (Stripes, 'Super Roo' decal and bonnet blackouts were delete options)

• GT-HO & GT-HO Phase II: As per GT with-Front air dam. 'GT-HO' on glove box.

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

XW GT Falcon Paint Codes

A - Polar White

B - Onyx Black

C - Imperial Burgundy

F - Vintage Burgundy

G - Candy Apple Red

H - Track Red

K - Starlight Blue

M - Reef Green

N - Opal Glow

Q - Lime Frost

R - Diamond White

S - Electric Blue

T - True Blue

Y - Grecian Gold

8 - Silver Fox

F099 - Shell Yellow

F161 - Royal Umber

F177 - Bramble Red

F280 - Zircon Green

Spec - Special Order