Austin 3 Litre Technical Specifications

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Austin 3 Litre Technical Specifications
Austin 3 Litre
  • Years of Manufacture: 1967 - 1971
  • Number Built:
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Basic: £1,152
    • Tax: £265
    • Overdrive: £51
    • Auto Trans: £97
  • To Identify:
    • Rectangular headlamps giving the car a solid appearance
    • Wrap around bumpers at rear, with rubber-faced overriders
  • Body:
    • Integral with steel body
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 15ft. 5.7in. (472cm)
    • Total Width: 5ft. 6.75in. (169.5cm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 4ft. 8.75in. (144cm)
    • Wheelbase: 9ft. 6.5in. (291cm)
    • Front Track: 4ft. 8.25in. (143cm)
    • Rear Track: 4ft. 8.0in. (142cm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 3304lb (1500kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 37ft. 6in. (11.4m)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 15.5 gallons (70.5 litres)
  • Equipment:
    • Battery: 12 volt, 70 amp hour
    • Alternator: Lucas 11AC, 45 amp
    • Headlamps: Lucas sealed beams
    • Reversing lamps: No provision
    • Electrical fuses: 5
    • Screen wipers: 2 speed, self-parking
    • Screen washer: Standard, electric pump
    • Interior heater: Standard, air-blending type
    • Safety belts: Optional extra, however anchorages built-in
    • Interior Trim: Leather seats, PVC headlining
    • Floor coverings: Carpet
    • Jack: Screw scissors
    • Jacking points: 4, located under body sills
    • Windscreen: Zone toughened
    • Underbody protection: Rubber based compound
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine:
    • Capacity: 2912cc 177.7 cu. in.
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: 2 x SU HS6
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.28 x 3.5 inches (83.4 x 88.9mm)
    • Power: 125bhp at 4750rpm
    • Torque: 157lb-ft at 2500rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
  • Cooling System:
    • 18.5 pints (inclusive of heater, 10.5 litres)
  • Engine Sump:
    • 12.8 pints (7.2 litres) SAE 20W/40
    • Manufacturer recommended oil change every 6000 miles
    • Change filter element every 6000 miles
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed - all synchromesh):
    • 1st: 3.44:1
    • 2nd: 2.17:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.10:1
  • Overdrive:
    • 2nd: 1.78:1
    • 3rd: 1.14:1
    • 4th: 0.82:1
  • Automatic Transmission (3 speed):
    • 1st: 2.39-5.26
    • 2nd: 1.44-3.17
    • 3rd: 1-2:1
    • Reverse: 2.09-4.60
  • Clutch:
    • Borg & Beck, 9 inch diaphragm single dry plate
    • Belleville diaphragm
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.91:1
  • Suspension:
  • Steering:
    • Cams gears, power assisted rack and pinion
    • Turns lock to lock: 3.94
    • Wheel diameter: 16.0 inch
  • Brakes:
    • Girling disc front, drum rear
    • Girling direct acting servo
    • Front: 10.4 inch disc, swept area 224.0 sq. in.
    • Rear: 9.0 inch diameter, 2.5 inch wide shoes, 127.3 sq. in.
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc, 5 inch wide rim
    • 5 stud fixing
  • Tyres:
    • Dunlop SP41 tubed radial ply 185 x 14

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Austin 3-Litre Review
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