Ford Prefect E493A
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Ford Prefect E493A 1948-53 Specifications
Engine: 4 Cylinder in line, sidevalve
Bore & Stroke: 63.5mm x 92.5mm
Displacement: 1,172cc
Compression Ratio: 6.16 to 1
Carburettor: Zenith downdraught
Max power: 30.1bhp at 4,000rpm
Max speed: 61.1mph
0-50mph: 22.8sec
AFC: 33.2mpg
Construction: Pressed steel body on ladder type chassis
Transmission: Rear wheel drive, 3 forward speed Clutch: single, dry plate
Propshaft: enclosed in torque tube
Wheels: 16in bolt-on ‘easy clean’, ventilated pressed steel
Tyres: 5.00 x 16in
Brakes: Girling mechanical 10in drums
Steering: worm & nut, 2 turn lock to lock
Suspension F & R: transverse semi-elliptic leaf,
Dampers: Armstong double acting
Wheelbase: 7ft 10in
Track: 3ft 9
Overall length: 12ft 111/2in
Overall width: 4ft 8in
Overall height: 5ft 31/2in
Ground clearance: 85/8in
Unladen weight: 161/2cwt
Front/rear weight distr: 51/49
Tank capacity: 7 gallons
Production: 1949-53 192,229 built
Price new in 1949: £412 16s 8d inc P.Tax