Morris Minor 1000 2 door Saloon 1956-60
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Morris Minor 1000 2 door saloon 948cc 1956-60 specifications
4 Cylinder inline water cooled
Displacement: 948cc
Bore: 62.9mm
Stroke: 76.2mm
Valves: 8, overhead
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Carburettors: Single SU HS2
Max Power: 37bhp at 4,750rpm

Unitary steel body

Maximum speed: 72 mph
Acceleration: 0-50 mph 18.7secs
Overall fuel consumption: 36mpg

Lockeed hydraulic, 7in drums,
Lining size 6.54in x 1.22in x 0.198in

Clutch: Single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: 4-speed,
Ratios: Top 1:1, 2nd 2.374:1, 1st 3.628:1 3rd 1.412:1 Reverse 4.664:1
Differential ratio: 4.55:1

Rack and pinion
Camber: 1º
Steering wheel: 2.6 turns lock to lock
Turning circle: Left 32ft 11in,
right 33ft 1in

Front: independent torsion bars
Rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
Lever arm dampers

Bolt on 14in pressed steel disc
5.00 x 14 tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 2in
Track - front: 4ft 2.6in
Track - rear: 4ft 2.3in
Overall length: 12ft 4in
Overall width: 5ft 1in
Overall height: 5ft
Ground clearance: 6.75in
Kerb weight: 15.5cwt
Tank capacity: 6.5gals

Production (all variants)
1948-1971: 1,620,000