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Lea-Francis 12

(1938 model)

Brief specs of 1938 Lea-Francis 12

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Lea-FrancisIssued from1938
Model12Issued until
Serie12Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLea-FrancisCountryCH

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4572 mm / 180.0 in / 180.0 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2819 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

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 ManufacturerLea-FrancisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.9 kW/l / 0.657 bhp/cu in / 0.657 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.25

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio47.2 kW/ton / 35.8 bhp/ton / 35.8 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 circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lea-Francis 12

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