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Morris Eight

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 Morris Eight

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 919 cm3 / 56.1 cu in / 56.1 cu in, 22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 93 km/h / 58 mph / 58 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1939
ModelEightIssued until
SerieEightNumber 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

Length3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inTotal (curb) weight787 kg / 1735 lb / 1735 lb
Width1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inDry weight
Height1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2261 mm / 89.0 in / 89.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1140 mm / 44.9 in / 44.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1175 mm / 46.3 in / 46.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity25 l / 5.5 UK gal / 6.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.9 sq ft / 20.9 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 ManufacturerMorrisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore57.0 mm / 2.24 in / 2.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.63
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement919 cm3 / 56.1 cu in / 56.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity229.75 cm3/cylinder / 14.020 cu in/cylinder / 14.020 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)2.0 kW / 2.7 hp / 2.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.4 kW/l / 0.536 bhp/cu in / 0.536 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.29

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)32.00 s / 32.00 s / 32.00 sTop (maximal) speed93 km/h / 58 mph / 58 mph
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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Eight

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