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SPECIFICATIONS
John Bentley
October 04, 1954
engine & chassis
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October 04, 1954

Specifications

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engine & chassis

No. of cylinders V-8
Bore 3.75 in.
Stroke 4.37 in.
Displacement 292 cu. in.
Compression ratio —
Maximum output —
Bore/stroke ratio 1:.88
Bhp per cu. in. .65**
Maximum torque —
Carburetor Ford-Holley 4-barrel downdraft (automatic choke)
Transmission Ford-O-Matic*
Overall ratios: High: 3.31
Second: 4.83
Low: 7.94
Reverse: 6.62
Rear axle ratio 3.31
Piston speed (5,000 rpm) 2,750 fpm
Mph per 1,000 rpm (High gear) 25.52
Weight 3,250 lbs.
Power/weight ratio 17.10 lbs/bhp**
Turning diameter 36 ft.
Steering wheel turns (lock to lock) 3�
Steering ratio 20:1
Tire size 6.70 x 15
Brake lining area 175 sq. in.
Gas tank capacity (gallons) 17

measurements

Wheelbase 102 in.
Tread (front & rear) 56 in.
Overall length 175.3 in.
Width 70.3 in.
Height (top up) 52.2 in.
Minimum ground clearance 5.5 in.
Trunk space (approx.) 10 cu. ft.
Rear window area 533 sq. in.
Maximum interior width 59 in.

*Optional at extra cost
**Estimated (see text)

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