Ford Anglia 100E and Prefect Technical Specifications (1955)

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The following specifications are relevant for the 1955 Model Ford Anglia 100E and Ford Prefect
  • Years of Manufacture: 1940 - 1967
  • Number Built: 1,799,482 (all models)
  • Price at Introduction: n/a
  • Models:
    • Anglia
    • Prefect
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 151.25 inches
    • Total width: 60.64 inches
    • Height at kerb weight: 58.75 inches
    • Wheelbase: 87.0 inches
    • Front Track: 48.0 inches
    • Rear Track: 47.5 inches
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Anglia: 1690lb
    • Prefect: 1788lb
  • Fuel Tank:
    • Rear mounted, 7 gallon capacity
  • Turning Circle:
    • n/a
  • General Equipment:
    • Dual windscreen wipers operated by a vacuum supplied direct from intake manifold assisted by a vacuum booster tank.
    • Moisture-proof flush fitting headlamps
    • Seperate side lamps
    • Tail and stop lights combined
    • Rear number plate illumination lamps
    • One ashtray
    • Direction indicators, flasher type operated by self-cancelling switch on steering wheel
    • Rear view mirror
    • Provision for fitment of a radio
  • Instruments:
    • Conveniently grouped cluster immediately in front of the driver, which includes
      • Anglia:
        • Speedometer
        • Ammeter gauge
        • Fuel gauge
        • Oil pressure light
        • Headlamp main beam warning light
      • Prefect:
        • Speedometer
        • Temperature gauge
        • Fuel gauge
        • Oil pressure light
        • Generator warning light
        • Headlamp main beam warning light
        • Instrument lighting controlled by switch to the right, under the facia panel
  • Controls:
    • Starter
    • Choke
    • Combined ignition and lighting switch
    • Instrument light and windshield wiper
    • Foot operated headlamp dimmer switch
  • Transmission:
    • Centre shift gear lever
    • Light action synchromesh on top and second gears
    • Helically cut constant mesh gears
    • Oil capacity 1.68 pints
    • Gear ratio:
      • 1st: 15.07:1
      • 2nd: 8.25:1
      • 3rd: 4.43:1
      • Reverse: 19.71:1
  • Clutch:
    • Dry single plate spring-cushioned, hydraulic operation from pedal to heavy duty ball bearing thrust release
  • Rear Axle:
    • Spiral bevel crown wheel and pinion
    • Heavy roller and ball bearings
    • Hotchkiss drive
    • Universal joints have needle roller bearings
    • Axle ratio 4.429:1
    • Oil capacity 1.36 pints
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • n/a
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • n/a
  • 4 Cylinder Engine:
    • Capacity: 71.55 cubic inches
    • Type: Side-valve, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders, cylinders cast integrally with upper half of crankcase. Three bearing crankshaft, dynamically balanced. Special autothermic alloy pistons. Three point rubber suspension of engine and gear box giving remarkably smooth power flow
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Detachable cast iron incorporating volume controlled combustion chambers for economy and smooth running
    • Fuel System: Diaphragm type fuel pump mechanically operated. Downdraft carburetor with special zero starter and fitted with combined air cleaner and silencer. Electrical petrol gauge.
    • Bore and Stroke: 2.5 x 3.64 inches
    • Power: 36bhp @ 4500rpm
    • Torque: 52lb-ft @ 2500rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 7.0:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt battery and coil (battery accessibly located under hood)
    • Distributor with automatic advance and retard operated by mechanical governor weights
    • Sparking plug size 14mm
    • Firing order 1-2-4-3
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Front Suspension:
    • Independent front suspension employs low periodicity coil springs mounted on special hydraulic double-acting telescopic shock absorbers integral with the wheel spindle assembly. The upper end of this unit rotates in an anti-friction bearing suspended in rubber and mounted on the body high inside the wing valance. The base of the wheel assembly is connected via a ball jointed transverse track control arm to a tubular cross-member bolted to the underside of the unitary body. An anti-roll torsion bar is fitted which, being triangulated, holds the track control arms in the fore and aft direction. The wide spacing and high location of the springs and shock absorbers combined with accurately controlled geometry give excellent riding and steering
  • Rear:
    • Longitudinal semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double-acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • High efficiency worm and peg type
    • Two spoke spring type steering wheel
  • Brakes:
    • Hydraulic internal expanding
      • Front: Drum, two leading shoes
      • Rear: Drum, singe leading shoes
      • Foot brakes on all 4 wheels, hand brakes on rear wheels only
  • Wheels:
    • 13" Pressed steel disc wheels with wide-base rims
    • Rustless steel hub caps
  • Tyres:
    • 5.20 x 13 4-ply tubed tires

Also see:
Ford Anglia Review
Ford Prefect Review
Ford Anglia Prefect Brochure (1955)
Ford Anglia 105E Road Test (1959)
Ford Anglia 105E Technical Specifications (1959)

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