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Ford Prefect

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Ford Prefect

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in, 23.1 kW / 31.0 hp / 31.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1948
ModelPrefectIssued until
SeriePrefectNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3970 mm / 156.3 in / 156.3 inTotal (curb) weight837 kg / 1845 lb / 1845 lb
Width1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in / 94.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore63.5 mm / 2.50 in / 2.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.5 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity293.00 cm3/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power23.1 kW / 31.0 hp / 31.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)3.9 kW / 5.2 hp / 5.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.7 kW/l / 0.433 bhp/cu in / 0.433 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque53.8 N·m/l / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)22.80 s / 22.80 s / 22.80 sTop (maximal) speed105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio37.0 kW/ton / 28.1 bhp/ton / 28.1 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 circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Prefect

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