Gordon-Keeble Technical Specifications

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Gordon-Keeble Technical Specifications
Gordon-Keeble

The Gordon-Keeble had two seperate fuel tanks, both 11 gallons in capacity, and each with a separate filler. There were two reversing lamps set beneath the bumper.

A square-section de Dion tube was located by a transverse Watts linkage and parallel radius arms. Telescopic dampers had driver-controlled adjustment, and the final drive unit sat in four flexible mountings.

Behind were two thermostatically controlled electric fans, twin brake servos, with screenwash reservoir between them. The cross-flow radiator has a separate header tank. To extract the battery, the member carrying the fans needed to be unbolted at one end and hinged upwards.

  • Years of Manufacture: 1964 - 1966
  • Number Built: 100
  • Chassis/Body: Steel, Monocoque
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 15 ft. 6 in. (259 cm)
    • Total Width: 5 ft. 8.00 in. (172.7 cm)
    • Height: 4 ft. 5.00 in. (134.6 cm)
    • Wheelbase: 8 ft 6 in. (259 cm)
    • Track front and rear: 4 ft. 7 in. (139.7 cm)
    • Ground Clearance: 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
    • Weight distribution: F. 5O per cent. R. 5O per cent.
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 26cwt
  • Transmission:
    • Warner 4 Speed Manual Transmission driving rear wheels, all synchromesh, centre floor control
    • G.M. single dry plate clutch, diaphragm spring
    • Ratios:
      • 1st: 7.80:1
      • 2nd: 5.80:1
      • 3rd: 4.64:1
      • 4th: 3.07:1
      • Reverse: 8.01:1
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Hypoid rear axle
    • Power Lok limited slip differential optional
    • Ratio: 3.07:1
    • Optional ratios 3.31, 3.54 and 4.11

 

  • Maximum Speed: 145 mph
  • Fuel Consumption: n/a
  • Performance (0-60 mph): n/a
  • Corvette V8 Engine:
    • V8 in 90 deg. vee
    • Capacity: 5.4 Litres, 5,355 c.c. (327 cu. in.).
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type, overhead push rods and rockers, hydraulic tappets
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal
    • Carburettor: Carter four-barrel, progressive throttles
    • Fuel System: Twin Lucas high pressure electric
    • Bore and Stroke: 101·6mm (4in.) / 83·smm (3·25in.)
    • Power: 300 bhp @ 5100 rpm
    • Torque: 360 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
    • Sump Capacity: 6.7 pints (3.8 litres)
    • Oil Filter: Full flow, renewable element
  • Fuel Tank:
    • Two x 11 imperial gallons (50 litres)
    • Total capacity 22 Imperial gallons (100 litres)
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and Lucas alternator
    • Battery 57 Ah.
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Tachometer
    • Voltmeter
    • Oil Pressue gauge
    • Water Temp gauge
    • Fuel gauge
  • Heating and Ventilation:
    • Smiths heater/fresh air unit.
    • Blown face level vents
    • 4kw 2 speed heater/blower
    • Ram air to footwells
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Wishbones and coil springs, Armstrong telescopic dampers
    • Rear: de Dion axle located by transverse Watts linkage and parallel longtudinal radious arms, coil and auxillary rubber springs, Armstrong electrically controlled telescopic dampers
  • Steering:
    • Marles worm-and-wheel
    • Turns lock-to-lock: 3.3
    • Steering wheel: Three-spoke light alloy with wood rim, l6in. dia..
  • Brakes:
    • Girling all disc with divided circuits, front and rear
    • Front: Disc, 11.38 inch
    • Rear: Disc, 11.06 inch
    • Brake surface swept by linings: 461 sq in.
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc
    • 5.5 inch rims
    • Centre lock hubs
  • Tyres:
    • 6.70 x 15 in. Avon Turbospeed IV
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