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Morris Minor Series II

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Morris Minor Series II

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 803 cm3 / 49.0 cu in / 49.0 cu in, 22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1952
ModelMinor Series IIIssued until
SerieMinorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorrisCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3760 mm / 148.0 in / 148.0 inTotal (curb) weight787 kg / 1735 lb / 1735 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2184 mm / 86.0 in / 86.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1286 mm / 50.6 in / 50.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1286 mm / 50.6 in / 50.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity23 l / 5.0 UK gal / 6.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.76
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement803 cm3 / 49.0 cu in / 49.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity200.75 cm3/cylinder / 12.251 cu in/cylinder / 12.251 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.0 kW / 12.0 hp / 12.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.9 kW/l / 0.613 bhp/cu in / 0.613 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) ratio4.4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio38.1 kW/ton / 28.9 bhp/ton / 28.9 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 circle10.1 m / 33.1 ft / 33.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension 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 Morris Minor Series II

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