Ford Consul 1951-56
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Ford Consul 1951-56 specifications
4 cylinder in-line, OHV
Displacement: 1,508cc
Bore: 79.3mm
Stroke: 76.2 mm
Compression ratio: 6.8 : 1
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Carburation: single Zenith downdraught
Power output: 47bhp at 4,400rpm

Maximum speed: 73mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 25.9secs
Overall fuel
consumption: 29mpg

Worm and peg

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
121sq. inches lining area

Pressed steel monocoque

Front: Independent MacPherson strut, anti-roll bar
Rear: Semi-elliptic leaf springs

4 stud, 13in pressed steel
5.90 x 13 tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 4in
Front track: 4ft 2in
Rear track: 4ft 1in
Overall length: 14ft 3.5in
Overall width:5ft 4in
Overall height:5ft 0in
Kerb weight: 21.75cwt
Ground clearance: 6in

Consul Production
1950-1956, 227,732 produced.
Types: Saloon, 4 doors, 4 seats
Estate, 4 doors, 4 seats