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Austin Healey 100 1953-56

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Austin Healey 100 1953-56 specifications
Engine
OHV 4 Cylinder in line
Bore: 87.3mm
Stroke: 111.1mm
Displacement: 2,660cc
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Carburettors: twin SU
Power output: 90bhp at 4000rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 115 mph
Acceleration: 0-50 mph 7.6secs
0-60mph 10.3sec
AFC: 16-34mpg

Construction
Pressed steel tub welded to pressed steel, hollow box section, ladder type chassis. Steel doors, bonnet, boot, wings. Aluminium bonnet & boot surrounds.

Brakes
Hydraulic Girling
Front: 11in disk, Rear: 11in drums

Suspension
Front: Independent coil and wishbones
Rear: Live axle, half-elleptic springs


Steering
Cam and peg, turning circle: 35ft

Wheels
Knock -on wire 15in wheels
with 5.5 x 15in crossply tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 8in
Track - front: 4ft
Track - rear: 4ft 1in
Overall length: 13ft 1in
Overall width: 5ft 01/2in
Overall Height(with hood up):4ft 1in
Ground clearance: 51/2in
Unladen weight: 21.25cwt

Production 1953-56
BN1 1953-55 10,633
100S 1953-55: 55
BN2 1955-56 3,765
100M 1955-56: 55