1903 Ford Model A

The Model An is a motor vehicle from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a mid located engine and a roadster body style. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.7 litre, side valve 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 8 bhp (8.1 PS/6 kW) of power. The engine powers the wheels via a 2 speed manual 'box. The Ford Model An is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 48 km/h or 30 mph.

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Ford Model A -
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Key facts

1903 Ford Model A information summary

What body style?
0 door roadster with 2 seats
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1668 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
8.1 PS / 8 bhp / 6 kW
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
48 km/h, 30 mph
1903 Ford Model A data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors0
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 1880 mm 74 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 1.7 litre
1668 cc
(101.788 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 102 × 102 mm
4.02 × 4.02 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output 8.1 PS (8 bhp) (6 kW)
Specific output 4.8 bhp/litre
0.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Other
Unitary capacity 834 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 48 km/h (30 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID122958
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1903 Ford Model A added 2004-11-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.