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Mercury Comet Custom Sedan

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Mercury Comet Custom Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2365 cm3 / 144.3 cu in / 144.3 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1963
ModelComet Custom SedanIssued until
SerieCometNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4948 mm / 194.8 in / 194.8 inTotal (curb) weight1160 kg / 2557 lb / 2557 lb
Width1788 mm / 70.4 in / 70.4 inDry weight
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke63.5 mm / 2.50 in / 2.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.4
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2365 cm3 / 144.3 cu in / 144.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity394.17 cm3/cylinder / 24.054 cu in/cylinder / 24.054 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.4 kW / 34.0 hp / 34.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.8 kW/l / 0.589 bhp/cu in / 0.589 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.1 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  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 ratio73.3 kW/ton / 55.5 bhp/ton / 55.5 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00 x 13Tyres rear6.00 x 13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercury Comet Custom Sedan

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