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1948 Holden 48/215, 2020 Classic Car Show, Ascot Racecourse, Grandstand Road, Ascot, Perth, Western Australia | by Stuart Smith_
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1948 Holden 48/215, 2020 Classic Car Show, Ascot Racecourse, Grandstand Road, Ascot, Perth, Western Australia

AKA - Holden FX

 

Engine/Transmission Combinations:

Standard six-cylinder engine and three speed manual

0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.7 seconds

Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 22.4 seconds

Engine:

Capacity: 2160cc 132.5 cubic inches (2.171 litres)

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: Stromberg double venturi downdraft type carburettor

Bore and Stroke: 3.00 x 3.125 inches (76.2 x 79.4mm)

Power: 60bhp (45kw) at 3800rpm

Torque: 100lb-ft (135Nm) at 2000rpm

Compression Ratio: 6.5:1

Ignition and Electrical: 6 volt Coil and generator

Exhaust: Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler

Suspension:

Front: Short and long arm independent type with coil springs

Rear: Hotchkiss Drive with semi-elliptic springs

Steering: Worm and sector type, ratio 14:1

Brakes:

Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums

Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums

Wheels: Demountable disc wheels with drop centre type rim integral with wheel

Tyres: 5.50 x 15 four-ply

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Taken on March 8, 2020