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Buick Model 38

(1911 model)

Brief specs of 1911 Buick Model 38

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 5212 cm3 / 318.1 cu in / 318.1 cu in, 35.9 kW / 48.1 hp / 48.1 hp, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1911
ModelModel 38Issued until
SerieModel 2x-4xNumber made153
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1202 kg / 2650 lb / 2650 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity102 l / 22.5 UK gal / 27.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron blockBore114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke127.0 mm / 5.00 in / 5.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply1 St carbEngine displacement5212 cm3 / 318.1 cu in / 318.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity1303.00 cm3/cylinder / 79.514 cu in/cylinder / 79.514 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power35.9 kW / 48.1 hp / 48.1 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.4 kW / 19.3 hp / 19.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output6.9 kW/l / 0.151 bhp/cu in / 0.151 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio40.1 kW/ton / 30.4 bhp/ton / 30.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle,3 Quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front36 x 4Tyres rear36 x 4
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Model 38

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