Chevrolet Bel Air Eight (1959) Specifications

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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Eight
Performance
Max Power 233.2 PS (230 bhp) (171.5 kW) @ 4200 rpm
Specific Output 49.6 bhp/litre0.81 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure
Max Torque
Specific Torque
Redline
Power to weight 139.99 bhp/ton
Max Speed
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Chassis
Doors
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8
Engine Capacity 4.6 litre4640 cc (283.15 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 98.40 mm x76.20 mm 3.87 in x3 in
Compression Ratio 8.50:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Unitary capacity 580 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Ro carb
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.55
Steering
Brakes Drum /Drum
Brake size rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Coil Springs rear Live axle Coil Springs
Wheels rear
Tyres rear
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 5.300
Max Turning Circle 11.40 m
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 5309 mm 209 in
Overall Width 1975 mm 77.8 in
Overall Height 1448 mm 57 in
Wheelbase 2985 mm 117.5 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1495 mm 58.9
Ground Clearance 175 mm 6.9 in
Kerb Weight 1643 kg 3622 lb
Equipment
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 79.6 litres17.5 UK Gal21 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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