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Cowley 1954-1956
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

Equipment included a driver's sun-visor and twin self-parking windscreen wipers, upholstery in leathercloth, 49in wide front bench seat with foam rubber interior, single piece front windscreen, combined arm rests and door pulls at rear.

Heater extra, but the necessary ducts were fitted.

 

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Engine

Type
12M

Number of cylinders

4
Bore mm
65.5
Stroke mm
88.9
Capacity cc
1200
Valves
overhead
RAC hp rating
CR
7.2:1
BHP (graphs)
42
at rpm

4,500

Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
Cooling
Fan and impeller
Electrics
12-volt positive earth
Gearbox
4-speed synchromesh except first. Steering column lever.
Petrol tank capacity
12 gallons

Petrol pump

SU electric
Carburation
SU H2, semi-downdraught

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Dimensions
   
Wheelbase
8' 1"
Track front
4' 5"
rear
4' 5"
Length
14' 3"
Width
5' 5"
Weight
21 cwt 2 qtr
Front suspension
Independent torsion bar
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
5.125:1(8/41).
Tyre size
560x15
Brakes
Lockheed hydraulic
Drum size

8" diameter, two leading shoes at front
9" from chassis 6349

Steering
rack and pinion

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs
22.0
0 to 60 mph secs
37.5
standing quarter secs
25.7
Fuel consumption mpg
 29
Maximum speed
 67

 

Body styles
 
Doors
 
Saloon
4
X

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Chassis numbers
Start - July 1954
501
Finish - September 1956
17903
Total
17,402

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
The Autocar
Issue
page
Cowley saloon Model description
16/7/54
85-9
Cowley saloon Road Test
29/4/55
587-90
News Exchange
Cowley saloon Model description
8/54
12, 13
Motor Industry
Cowley saloon Model description
8/54
91,92
Cowley saloon Wiring diagram & data
1/55
141, 142
Motor Trader
Cowley Data Sheet No 239
21/9/55
Supplement

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