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Six Series MS 1948 - 53
Bhp graphs

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Series MS Saloon

 

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Six 1948-53
Engine
Type
VC22M

Number of cylinders

6
Bore mm
73.5
Stroke mm
87
Capacity cc
2215
Valves
overhead cam
RAC hp rating
20.1
CR
6.6
BHP (graphs)
65
at rpm

4800

Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
Cooling
Thermo-syphon with impeller assistance
Electrics
12-volt positive earth
Gearbox
4-speed with synchromesh in second, third and top steering column gear-change lever
Petrol tank capacity
12 gallons

Petrol pump

SU electric
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
Wheelbase
9' 2"
Track front
4' 6"
Track rear
4' 5"
Length
14' 9"
Width
5' 6"
Weight
24 cwt
Front suspension
Independent torsion bar
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
4.1
after chassis 9537
4.555
Brakes
Lockheed hydraulic
Drum size
10" diameter
Steering

Bishop cam and lever

Tyre size
600 x 15

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs
15.3
standing quarter secs
22.4
Fuel consumption mpg
 20
Maximum speed
85.5 

 

Body styles and colours
 
Doors
1948
1950
1952
Saloon
4
Romain Green
Platinum grey
Maroon
Black   

Thames Blue
Gascoyne Grey
MIst Green
Black

Birch grey
Clarendon Grey
Empire Green
Black

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Chassis numbers

Start
October 1948

501
Finish
March 1953
12965
Total
12,464

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
The Autocar
Issue
page
Model description
29/10/48
1063, 1064
Model description
9/9/49
927, 928
The Motor
Model description
27/10/48
Road Test
16/8/50
66-8
Motor Industry
Wiring diagram and data
1/50
145, 146
Road Test
3/51
92-4
Wiring diagram and data
7/52
181, 182
Motor Trader
Datasheet No 216
30/6/54

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