1960 Rochdale Olympic

The Olympic is an automobile from Rochdale, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 60 bhp (61 PS/45 kW) of power at 4800 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The quoted kerb weight is 700 kg.

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1960 Rochdale Olympic information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3734 mm
How heavy?
700 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1489 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
61 PS / 60 bhp / 45 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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1960 Rochdale Olympic data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2197 mm 86.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3734 mm 147 inches
Width 1625 mm 64 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 700 kg 1543 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1489 cc
(90.864 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73 × 88.9 mm
2.87 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 61 PS (60 bhp) (45 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 40.3 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 372.25 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 86.91 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
63.92 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.65 kg/kW
26.13 lb/bhp
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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID48983
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1960 Rochdale Olympic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.