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Ford Zephyr Zodiac

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Ford Zephyr Zodiac

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in, 52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1953
ModelZephyr ZodiacIssued until
SerieZephyrNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4366 mm / 171.9 in / 171.9 inTotal (curb) weight1144 kg / 2522 lb / 2522 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2642 mm / 104.0 in / 104.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.12 in / 3.12 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity377.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.2 kW / 28.4 hp / 28.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.4 kW/l / 0.514 bhp/cu in / 0.514 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque67.2 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio62.1 kW/ton / 47.0 bhp/ton / 47.0 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailshydraulicBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Zephyr Zodiac

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