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Healey Tickford Saloon

(1950 model)

Brief specs of 1950 Healey Tickford Saloon

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 184.0 N·m / 135.7 lb·ft / 135.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HealeyIssued from1950
ModelTickford SaloonIssued until
SerieTickfordNumber made224
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4496 mm / 177.0 in / 177.0 inTotal (curb) weight1346 kg / 2967 lb / 2967 lb
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)50.6 % / 50.6 % / 50.6 %
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft
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 ManufacturerRileyValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.5 mm / 3.17 in / 3.17 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke120.0 mm / 4.72 in / 4.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity610.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.270 cu in/cylinder / 37.270 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque184.0 N·m / 135.7 lb·ft / 135.7 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.3 kW / 52.7 hp / 52.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.3 kW/l / 0.711 bhp/cu in / 0.711 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.3 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)14.60 s / 14.60 s / 14.60 sPower-to-weight ratio78.8 kW/ton / 59.7 bhp/ton / 59.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs,Tr LinksSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Trailing arm, Panhard rod
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.40-15Tyres rear6.40-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Healey Tickford Saloon

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