1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I


1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I

1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I

In August of 1969 a homologation version of the Falcon GT appeared. It featured a Holley 600CFM 4-Barrel carburettor which raised the engine to 300 hp.

The first two hundred examples featured the Windsor 351 while the last fifty used a Cleveland 351 V8.

1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
production251
engineWindsor 351 V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainPushrod OHV
fuel feedHolley 600CFM 4-Barrel Downdraught Carburettor
displacement5752 cc / 351 in³
bore102 mm / 4.02 in
stroke89 mm / 3.5 in
compression11.0:1
power223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output52.16 bhp per litre
bhp/weight200.0 bhp per tonne
torque515.21 nm / 380 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD
front tiresER70H14 radials
rear tiresER70H14 radials
front brakesVented Discs w/Servo Assist
f brake sizex 286 mm / x 11.3 in
rear brakesDrums w/Servo Assist
r brake sizex 254 mm / x 10.0 in
front wheelsF 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14 x 6 in
steeringRecirculating Ball w/Power Assist
f suspensionWishbones w/Spring over Strut-Type Dampers, Anti Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1500 kg / 3307 lbs
wheelbase2819 mm / 111.0 in
front track1496 mm / 58.9 in
rear track1486 mm / 58.5 in
length4689 mm / 184.6 in
width1869 mm / 73.6 in
height1397 mm / 55.0 in
transmission4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual
gear ratios2.32:1, 1.69:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive3.00:1