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Morris Isis II

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Morris Isis II

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2639 cm3 / 161.0 cu in / 161.0 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1956
ModelIsis IIIssued until
SerieIsisNumber 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

Length4521 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1295 kg / 2855 lb / 2855 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1619 mm / 63.7 in / 63.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in / 93.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1362 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.91  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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 ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement2639 cm3 / 161.0 cu in / 161.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity439.83 cm3/cylinder / 26.840 cu in/cylinder / 26.840 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.8 kW / 36.0 hp / 36.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.4 kW/l / 0.559 bhp/cu in / 0.559 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  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 ratio69.5 kW/ton / 52.7 bhp/ton / 52.7 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-lock3.5Turning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 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 Isis II

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