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Cowley 1500 1956-1959
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

 

Equipment included safety type steering wheel, finned rear wings, hinged windows in front doors, lids on glove boxes.

The Cowley was similar to the Oxford, but over-riders and trim flashes on the front wing crowns were not fitted to the Cowley models.

 

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Cowley 1500

Engine

Type
BP15M

Number of cylinders

4
Bore mm
73
Stroke mm
88.9
Capacity cc
1489
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 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
4.875:1 (8/39)
Tyre size
560x15
Brakes
Lockheed hydraulic
Drum size

9" diameter, two leading shoes at front

Steering
rack and pinion

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs  
0 to 60 mph secs  
standing quarter secs  
Fuel consumption mpg  
Maximum speed  

 

Body styles
 
Doors
 
Saloon
4
X

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Chassis numbers
Start - September 1956
18001
Finish - March 1959
22633
Total
4.632

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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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