Morris Minor Royal Mail Van (1965-71)

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Morris Minor Royal Mail Van 1965-71 6cwt Specifications
Engine
4 Cylinder inline water cooled
Displacement: 1,098 cc
Bore: 64.5mm
Stroke: 83.7mm
Valves: Pushrod/overhead
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Carburettors: Single SU HS2
Max Power: 48bhp at 5,100 rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 74 mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 24secs
Overall fuel consumption: 35-40mpg

Construction
Unitary steel body on steel chassis

Brakes
Lockeed hydraulic, Front: 8in drums,
Rear: 7in drum

Transmission
Clutch: Single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: 4-speed,
Ratios: Top 1:1, 2nd 2.172:1,
1st 3.628:1 3rd 1.412:1
Reverse 4.664:1
Differential ratio 4.55:1 Rack and pinion
Camber: 1º
Steering wheel: 2.6 turns lock to lock
Turning circle: Left 32ft 11in,
right 33ft 1in

Suspension
Front: independant torsion bars
Rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring, Telescopic dampers

Wheels
Bolt on 14in x 4.25J pressed steel disk

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 2in
Track - front: 4ft 2.6in
Track - rear: 4ft 2.3in
Overall length: 12ft 1in
Overall width: 5ft 1in
Overall height: 5.5ft
Ground clearance: 6.75in
Unladen weight: 15cwt
Tank capacity: 6.5gals

Minor Production
Royal Mail Vans: 24,134
Telephone Vans: 27,866

All Morris Minor variants
1948-1972: 1,620,000
Vans 1953-72: 326,627
 

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