Austin A40 Cambridge 1954-57
See specifications and old advertisment below illustration
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Austin A40 Cambridge 1954-57 specifications
Engine (BMC B Series)
4 Cylinder in line, ohv
Bore: 65.48mm
Stroke: 88.9mm
Displacement: 1,200cc
Valves: o.h.v pushrod
Compression ratio: 8.3 to1
Carburettors: Zenith downdraught
Max power: 42bhp at 4,500rpm
Torque: 58 lb/ft at 2,400rpm

Maximum speed: approx 79mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph approx 27secs
Overall fuel consumption: 29mpg

Column change
Clutch: 8in s.d.p. Borg & Beck
Gears: 4-speed manual
Ratios: Top 4.3, 3rd 6.15, 2nd 10.35,
1st 16.98, reverse22.18
Propellar Shaft: Hardy Spicer open
Final drive: Hupoid bevel

Girling hydraulic,
9in Drums all round
Friction lining area: 121

All steel monocoque
Worm & Peg
Turning circle: 35ft
Steering wheel: 3 turns lock to lock

Front: Independent coil
Rear: Semi-elliptic leaf with
torsion anti-roll bar
Front dampers: Armstong
hydraulic telescopic
Rear: Girling PV7

Wheels & tyres
Pressed steel disc,
5.60 x 14in crossply

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 31/4in
Track - front: 4ft 1/2in
Track - rear: 4ft 1in
Overall length: 13ft 61/4in
Overall width: 5ft 11/2in
Overall height: 5ft 1/2in
Ground clearance: 6in
Turning circle: Left 35 ft
right: 34ft 6in
Front/rear distribution:56/44
Tank capacity:83/4 Imp gallons
Sump capacity: 81/4 pints inc. filter
Kerb weight: 203/4cwt

A40 Cambridge Production
1954-1956: 30,666 produced