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Kaiser Henry J Corsair

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Kaiser Henry J Corsair

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 2200 cm3 / 134.3 cu in / 134.3 cu in, 50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)KaiserIssued from1954
ModelHenry J CorsairIssued until
SerieHenry JNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerKaiserCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4616 mm / 181.7 in / 181.7 inTotal (curb) weight1086 kg / 2394 lb / 2394 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 25.0 sq ft / 25.0 sq ft (est.)
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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.71
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement2200 cm3 / 134.3 cu in / 134.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity550.00 cm3/cylinder / 33.563 cu in/cylinder / 33.563 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.3 kW / 27.2 hp / 27.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.1 kW/l / 0.507 bhp/cu in / 0.507 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.0 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio62.6 kW/ton / 47.4 bhp/ton / 47.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
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 detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Kaiser Henry J Corsair

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