Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible V-8 Power Pack, 1955 MY

The Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible V-8 Power Pack is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet-bodied road car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 4.4 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 193 bhp (196 PS/144 kW) at 4400 rpm and 332 Nm (245 lbft/33.9 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible V-8 Power Pack, 1955 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5387 mm
What size engine?
4.4 litre, 4417 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
196 PS / 193 bhp / 144 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
332 Nm / 245 ft.lb / 33.9 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Dodge Custom models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1657 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4344 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5311 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5311 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible V-8 Power Pack data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3048 mm 120 inches
Track/tread (front) 1496 mm 58.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1502 mm 59.1 inches
Length 5387 mm 212.1 inches
Width 1892 mm 74.5 inches
Height 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance 137 mm 5.4 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 64.4 litres 14.2 UK Gal 17 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Dodge
Engine code Super Red Ram
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.4 litre
4417 cc
(269.542 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92.2 × 82.7 mm
3.63 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
196 PS (193 bhp) (144 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
43.7 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
332 Nm (245 ft·lb) (33.9 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
75.16 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.6:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 944.5 kPa (137 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 552.13 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
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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 4.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5 x 15
Wheel size rear 5 x 15
Tyres front 7.10 x 15
Tyres rear 7.10 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID456038
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 42.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible V-8 Power Pack added 2016-01-27.
Last modified 2016-01-27.