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Rickenbacker 8-B

(1926 model)

Brief specs of 1926 Rickenbacker 8-B

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 5166 cm3 / 315.2 cu in / 315.2 cu in, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RickenbackerIssued from1926
Model8-BIssued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRickenbackerCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3086 mm / 121.5 in / 121.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio  

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 cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRickenbackerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke120.7 mm / 4.75 in / 4.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply1 Ze carburettorEngine displacement5166 cm3 / 315.2 cu in / 315.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings9Unitary capacity645.75 cm3/cylinder / 39.406 cu in/cylinder / 39.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantotherSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front33 x 6.00Tyres rear33 x 6.00
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rickenbacker 8-B

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