Fairthorpe TX GT
1965 to 1969
Body versions :
144 in, 3,658 mm
60 in, 1,524 mm
46.50 in, 1,181 mm
83 in, 2,108 mm
Dry weight :
1,680 1b, 762 kg
The Fairthorpe TX was a British sports car built from 1965 and 1969.
The Coupe TX was a small British sports car from the 1960s, of which about 50 copies were made.The body was a coupé in plastic materials with 2 doors and 2 seats and carrying capacity of 353 1b, 160 kg. The prototype TX I of 1965 had a four-cylinder engine from Ford and convertible, while the production models from 1967 were fixed head GT body equipped with a six-cylinder engine, 1998 cc displacement and 95-140 hp.With a max speed of 112 mph, 180.3 km/h Fuel consumption of 26.5 m/imp gal, 22.2 m/US gal, 10.61 X 100 km .Price in basic form £ 1,310 (GB).
Standard equipment on this car includes full instrumentation of speedometer, tacho meter, oil pressure and temperature gauge. water temperature gauge. Fuel gauge and heater, seat belts, map reading light. tool kit. jack. spape wheel.
Options included:wire wheels; light alloy wheels; Leather upholstered seats, radio, windscreen washer, heated rear window , 3.890 axle ratio and tuned engines from stage I to stage V with 160 hp.
Chassis was a double backbone type, with channel section with outriggers.front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers.The rear suspension: independent, longitudinal trailing arms, transverse arms from top of articulated uprights to ends of longitudinal trailing arms (Torix-Bennett system),coil springs and telescopic dampers.
Steering of rack-and-pinion type with turns of steering wheel lock to lock of : 4.25. Brakes came with front disc and rear drums.
Performance: max speeds: 36 mph, 58 km/h in 1st gear; 54 mph, 87 km/h in 2nd gear; 77 mph, 124 km/h in 3rd gear; 97 mph, 156.2 km/h in 4th gear; and 112 mph,180.3 km/h in overdrive/top.
Fairthorpe TX Technical details and specifications (1965-1969)
front, 4 stroke
cylinders: 6, in line
bore and stroke: 2.94 x 2.99 in, 74.7 x 76 mm
engine capacity: 121.92 cu in, 1,998 cu cm
compression ratio: 9.5
max power (DIN): 95 hp at 5,000 rpm
max torque (DIN): 117 1b ft, 16.1 kg m at 3,000 rpm
max engine rpm: 6,000
specific power: 47.5 hp/l
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: cast iron
crankshaft bearings: 4
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, push- rods and rockers
camshafts: I, side
lubrication: eccentric pump, full now filter
lubricating system capacity: 8 imp pt, 9.51 US pt, 4.5 1
carburation: 2 Stromberg 150 CD horizontal carburettors
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water; cooling system capacity: 11 imp pt. 13.11 US pt, 6.2 1.
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate (diaphragm);
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse; synchromesh gears: l, II, III,1V
gearbox ratios: 12.650, Il 1.780, Ill 1.257, IV 1, overdrive/top 0.800, rev 3.104
gear lever: central;
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 3.270.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 56 Ah
generator type: dynamo, 300 W
ignition distributor: AC Delco
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 83 in, 2,108 mm
front track: 49.50 in, 1.257 mm
rear track: 49.50 in, 1,257 mm
overall length: 144 in, 3,658 mm
overall width: 60 in, 1,524 mm
overall height: 46.50 in, 1,181 mm
ground clearance: 4 in, 102 mm
dry weight: 1,680 1b, 762 kg
turning circle (between walls): 25 ft, 7.6 m
Fairthorpe Torix-Bennett rear suspension
width of rims: 4.5"; tyres: 155 x 13
fuel tank capacity: 10 imp gal, 11.9 US gal, 45 1.
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Fairthorpe TX Service Guide (1965-1969)
engine oil: 8 imp pt, 9.51 US pt, 4.5 1, SAE 20W-30, change every 6,000 miles, 9,700 km
gearbox oil: 1.50 imp pt, 1.69 US pt. 0.81, SAE 90, no change recommended
final drive oil: 1 imp pt, 1.27 US pt. 0.6 1, SAE 90, no change recommended
greasing: every 5,000 miles. 8,000 km, 6 points
tappet clearances: inlet 0.010 in, 0.25 mm, exhaust 0.010 in, 0.25 mm
valve timing: inlet opens 180 before tdc and closes 580 after bdc, exhaust opens 58° before bdc and closes 18° after tdc
normal tyre pressure: front 22 psi, 1.5 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
cooling system capacity: 11 imp pt. 13.11 US pt, 6.2 1.
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