Ford 204E Consul Convertible1959-61
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Ford 204E Consul Mk 2 1959-61 specifications
4 cylinder in-line, OHV
Displacement: 1,703cc
Main bearings: 3
Bore: 82.55mm, Stroke: 79.5 mm
Compression ratio: 7.8:1
or 6.9:1(optional)
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Carburation: single Zenith downdraught
Electrical: 12 volt
Power output: 59bhp at 4,400rpm
Torque: 91 lb/ft at 2,300rpm

Maximum speed: 80mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 25secs
Overall fuel
consumption: 29mpg

Recirculating ball (worm and peg before 1957)
Turning circle: 34ft

3 speed manual with synchromesh on 2nd and top.
Hydraulic 8in clutch
Optional overdrive
Rear wheel drive
Final drive: hypoid bevel
ratio of 4.444 : 1
Hydraulic, 9in drums all round
Shoe width:1.75in
147sq. inches lining area
9.75in front disc brakes and servo on later models.

Pressed steel monocoque
bodies produced at Dagenham

Front: Independent MacPherson strut, anti-roll bar
Rear: Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Lever arm hyrdaulic dampers

4 stud, 4J, 13in pressed steel
5.90 x 13 tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 8.5in
Front track: 4ft 5in
Rear track: 4ft 4in
Overall length: 14ft 4in
Overall width:5ft 9in
Overall height:5ft 0.5in
Kerb weight: 22.25cwt
Ground clearance: 6.5in
Fuel tank: 10.5gal

204E Consul Production
1956–1962: 371,585 fixed roof and 9,398 convertibles produced