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XT GT Falcon Specifications

DATE OF INTRODUCTION:

March 1968

TYPE:

Four-door sedan

MODEL LINE-UP:

GT

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS:

Four-speed manual transmission standard.

Three-speed C4 automatic optional.

Only the 302 engine available

• 302

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

Capacity: 4.942litres (302 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' 441 cfm four barrel downdraught carburettor

Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 3.00 inches (101.6 mm x 76.2 mm)

Power output (DIN): 230 bhp (172 kW) at 4800 rpm

Torque (DIN): 310 Ib/ft (418.5 Nm) at 3200 rpm ~

Compression ratio: 10: I

TRANSMISSIONS 

• Type: Four-speed all-synchro manual

1st: 2.78: 1, 2nd: 1.93:1, 3rd: 1.36: I, 4th: 1.00: I, Reverse: 2.78: I

• Type: Three-speed C4 automatic

1st: 2.46: 1, 2nd: 1.46: I, 3rd: 1.00: 1, Reverse: 2.20: I

CLUTCH:

Single 10 inch (254 mm) dry plate

REAR AXLE RATIOS:

3.0: I (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, 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: 1 ratio. 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 - 6.00 x 14inch steel with stainless Steel covers

TYRES:

Olympic GT Radials 185SR x 14

INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS:

Speedometer calibrated to 140 mph, tachometer calibrated to 6000 rpm. Fuel, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. High-beam, brake system and ignition warning lights

SEATING:

5

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS:

Front legroom: 40.9 inches (1040 mm)

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 (1466 mm)

Rear shoulder room: 58 inches (1473 mm)

Front hip room: 59.6 inches (1514 mm)

Rear hip room: 59.5 inches (1511 mm)

EXTERIOR 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: 58.5 inches (1486 mm)

Rear track: 58.5 inches (1486 mm)

Kerb weight: 3184Lbs (1444 kg)

Turning circle kerb to kerb: 36.6 ft (11.1 m)

Fuel tank capacity: 16.4 gallons (75litres)

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

 

PRICES AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION:

Manual- $4050.

Automatic - $4280

PERFORMANCE WHEN NEW:

Top speeds in gears - four-speed manual 1st (2.78: 1): 47 mph (76 krnh) 2nd (1.93: I): 69 mph (Ill kmh) 3rd (1.36: 1): 96 mph (155 kmh) 4th (1.00: 1): 124 mph (200 kmh)

Elapsed time O-I00 kmh (61 mph): 8.5 seconds

Standing 400 metres (approx quarter mile): 16 seconds

NUMBER BUILT:

Total: 1415 Breakdown: 1968: 1135 (852 manual and 283 auto) 1969: 280 (210 manual and 70 auto)

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: 1033 The fifth digit is the year of manufacture: 1968 - H The engine code for the 302 V8 is W The transmission code for the four-speed manual is L The transmission code for the three-speed automatic is 0

OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS:

Two Lucas Ranger driving lights mounted on front grille. Full length narrow reflective red, white or gold or non reflective black stripes situated along side waist-line. 'GT' and '230 HP' badges. Blacked out grille and sill panels

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

XT GT COLOURS

A - Springtime Yellow

E - Polar White

G - Candy Apple Red

M - GT Silver

S or X - Stratosphere Grey

T - GT Gold

Z - Zircon Green

F117 - Brambles Red

 

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