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  Ford Thunderbird
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1955 - 1957
Numbers built:1955: 16155
1956: 15631
1957: 21380
Introduced at:1954 NAIAS
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,784 cc / 291.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 92.3 mm (3.6 in) / 83.8 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 8.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Quad choke Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 195 bhp / 145 KW @ 4,400 rpm
Torque 386 Nm / 285 ft lbs @ 2,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 41 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on ladder frame
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll-bar
Rear suspension live axle, leaf springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and roller
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,470 kilo / 3,241 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,450 mm (175.2 in) / 1,780 mm (70.1 in) / 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,590 mm (102 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 185 km/h (115 mph)

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