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1951-1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr


1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr Specifications

The following chart lists selected specifications for the 1951-1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr, including engine, construction, and performance specs.

1952 Ford Zephyr
The larger Ford Zephyr had a 104-inch wheelbase.
The 1952 Ford Zephyr is shown here.

1951-1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr: Selected Specifications
General
Wheelbase (in.)
Consul 100.0
Zephyr 104.0
Overall length (in.)
Consul 166.0
Zephyr 171.8
Overall width (in.) 64.0
Overall height (in.) 60.8
Tread, front/rear (in.) 50.0/49.0
Weight (lbs)
Consul 2435
Zephyr 26051
Construction
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Type unitized body/chassis
Material steel
Engines
Type
Consul inline ohv 4-cylinder
Zephyr inline ohv 6-cylinder
Material cast-iron block and head
Bore × stroke (in./mm) 3.13/79.37×3.00/76.2
Displacement (cid/cc)
4-cylinder 92.0/1508
6-cylinder 138.0/2262
Horsepower @ rpm
4-cylinder 47 @ 4400
6-cylinder 68 @ 40002
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm
4-cylinder 72 @ 2400
6-cylinder 108 @ 20002
Compression ratio 6.8: 13
Main bearings
4-cylinder 3
6-cylinder 4
Carburetor 1-bbl Zenith downdraft
Valve lifters mechanical
Drivetrain
Transmission 3-speed manual, column-mounted shifter4
Final-drive ratio
Consul 4.63:1 (early), 4.56:1 (late)
Zephyr 4.38:1 (early), 4.44:1 (late)
Suspension
Front independent coil-spring with MacPherson struts and antiroll bar
Rear live axle, semielliptic leaf springs, lever shock absorbers
Steering and Brakes
Steering type worm and nut
Brake type Girling 4-wheel hydraulic drums
Tires and Wheels
Tire size
Consul 5.90×13
Zephyr 6.40×13
Wheels steel disc
Performance
0-60 mph (sec.)
Consul 31.1
Zephyr 21.1
Quarter mile (sec.)
Consul NA
Zephyr 21.5
Top speed (mph)
Consul 75
Zephyr 81
Total Production
Consul 231,481
Zephyr 152,677
Zephyr Zodiac
22,634
1Zephyr Zodiac 2660 pounds. 2Zephyr Zodiac 71 bhp at 4200 rpm and 112 pound-feet at 2000 rpm. 3Zephyr Zodiac 7.5:1. 4Borg-Warner overdrive optionally available for 1956.

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