Ford Mustang 2nd Gen 1974-1978


May 12, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Ford Mustang 2nd Gen II (1976)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
106
0-50 mph
7.5
0-60 mph
10.5
1/4 mile
17.9
BHP
134 @3600rpm
Torque lbft
223 @2000rpm
BHP per ton
90
Engine capacity CC/CU
4952/302
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
60.5
Height (in)
55.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3265
Additional Info: Designed to be a lighter sporty Mustang, but was in reality still of reasonable weight and being strangled by new emissions made it a much under powered car. In 1974 the engines available were a 102bhp 2.3 V6, a 119bhp 2.8 V6 (a miserable 13.8 secs to 60). In 1975 the 302 V8 is re-introduced, but only rated at 134bhp. In 1976 the Cobra II was available, but was just an appearance package. No change for 1977. In 1978 Ford releases another package called the King Cobra Mustang II, which had a 4 speed manual gearbox, improved suspension and a decal package.

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