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Willys Ace

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Willys Ace

petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 2640 cm3 / 161.1 cu in / 161.1 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual with overdrive 3-speed transmission

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)WillysIssued from1955
ModelAceIssued until
SerieAceNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerWillysCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4648 mm / 183.0 in / 183.0 inTotal (curb) weight1172 kg / 2584 lb / 2584 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity86 l / 19.0 UK gal / 22.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.37 m2 / 25.5 sq ft / 25.5 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 ManufacturerValves 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 Ca carbEngine displacement2640 cm3 / 161.1 cu in / 161.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity440.00 cm3/cylinder / 26.850 cu in/cylinder / 26.850 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio7.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
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 torque69.3 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears3
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.8 kW/ton / 58.2 bhp/ton / 58.2 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 circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension 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 Willys Ace

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