Vanden Plas Princess MK I 1000 (BMC ADO16)
1962 to 1967
Body versions :
Petrol :1.1 liters
The Mark 1 Vanden Plas Princess 1000 was models built on the BMC ADO16 chassis from 1963 to 1967
The Vanden Plas Princess designates a compact luxury car of the British Motor Corporation (BMC), which was sold under different brand names and type designations. For a time in the 1960s, the ADO16 was the best-selling passenger car in Britain .
This series were manufactured in Great Britain. The car was introduced on August 15, 1962 as the Morris 1100 . The range was then extended to the Vanden Plas Princess 1100 from October 1962.The Introduction of the Vanden Plas 1100 . It is the top-of-the-line model with walnut veneer dashboard and door panels, rear picnic tables and front seats in Conolly leather, Wilton carpeting and West of England cloth headlining.Options such as sliding roof and heated rear window also a twin speaker radio.
The ADO16 was designed by Alec Issigonis . Pininfarina , the Italian designer who previously designed the Austin A40 Farina for BMC , designed the body. After the successful but unprofitable Mini , BMC needed a larger lower mid-range car. The ADO16 essentially has the drive technology of the Mini: the transversely installed BMC-A motor, which drives the front wheels via a transmission located in the oil sump . Also the chassis with double wishbones at the front and parallel swingarmsrear is similar, but the ADO16 got disc brakes with floating calipers.
It was the first car to receive the Hydrolastic suspension devised by Alex Moulton - a hydraulic coupling of the front and rear wheel suspension on each side of the car, with all the arms of the wheel suspension being mounted in rubber. The wheels on one side were mechanically connected and shared a spring unit. As a result, body roll was less than what the very soft suspension would suggest, but at the expense of a greater tendency to pitch. With the Hydrolastic system, in which the spring elements on the same side of the vehicle are connected to each other with hose lines, pitching is greatly reduced by damping valves in the connecting line.
The original Mark I models (1962–1967) can be recognized by the almost vertical tail fins with the small rear light units. Promotional brochures highlighted the spacious interior compared to 1964 UK competitorsThe under-engine gearbox, which also shared the oil supply with the engine, featured four forward gears, the top three of which were synchronized. From November 1965 there was a four-speed automatic from Automotive Products (AP).
PERFORMANCE ENGINE CAPACITY 1100 (67 cu in, 1,098 cu cm)
FUEL CONSUMPTION 35,3 m/imp gal. 29.4 ml us gal, 8 x 100 km
MAX SPEED 87 mph. 140.1 km/h
max power (SAE): 59 hp at 5,500 rpm
max torque (DIN): 61 1b ft. 8.4 kg m at 2,750 rpm
max number of engine rpm: 6,400
power- weight ratio: 32.2 lb/hp, 14.6 kg/hp
acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 21.9 sec, 0—50 mph (0—80 km/h) 14.4 sec
max speeds: 28 mph, 45.1 km/h in 1st gear; 49 mph, 78.9 km/h in 2nd gear; 69.5 mph, 111.9 km/h in 3rd gear; 87 mph, 140.1 km/h
Vanden Plas Princess Mk1 1000 Technical details and specifications (1963-1967)
ENGINE 1100 CC
front, 4 stroke, transverse
cylinders: 4, vertical, in line
bore and stroke: 2.54 x 3.30 In, 64.5 x 83.7 mm
engine capacity: 67 cu In. 1.098 cu cm
compression ratio: 8.9
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: cast Iron
crankshaft bearings: 3
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, in line. push-rods and rockers
lubricating system capacity: 8.80 imp pt. 10.57 US pt, 5 1
carburation: 2 SU type HS 2 semi-downdraught carburetters
fuel feed: electric pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: front
clutch: single dry plate, hydraulically controlled
gearbox: mechanical: gears: 4 + reverse
gearbox ratios: I 3.627, II 2.172, III 1.412, IV 1, rev 3.627
axle ratio: 4.133.
Integral, front and rear auxiliary frames
front suspension: independent. wishbones, hydrolastic (liquid) rubber cone springs, hydraulic connecting pipes
to rear wheels
rear suspension: independent, swinging longitudinal trailing arms. hydrolastic (liquid) rubber cone springs, hydraulic connecting pipes to front wheels,
combined with transverse torsion bars, anti-roll bar.
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.
turning circle (between walls): 34.1 ft, 10.4 m
front disc (diameter 8 In, 203 mm), rear drum; area rubbed by linings: total 196.20 sq in. 1,265.49 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 43 Ah
dynamo: 264 W
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 93.50 In, 2,375 mm
front track: 51.50 in, 1,308 mm
rear track: 50.87 in, 1,292 mm
overall length: 146.75 in. 3,727 mm
overall width: 60.37 in. 1.533 mm
overall height: 52.75 int 1,340 mm
ground clearance: 6 In, 152 mm
dry weight: 1,896 lb. 860 kg
distribution of weight: 62% front axle, 38% rear axle
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Vanden Plas Princess MK 1 1000 Service Guide (1963-1967)
fuel Type: 98-100 oct petrol
engine,gearbox and final drive oil: 8.30 imp Pt, 9.94 US Pt. 4.7 1, SAE change every 3,000 miles. 4,800 km
steering box oil: 0.35 imp pt, 0.42 US pt. 0.2 1, SAE 90
greasing: every 3,000 miles, 4,800 km, 4 points
cooling system capacity: 6.90 imp pt. 8.24 US Pt. 3.9 1.
spark plug type: 2250
tappet clearances: inlet 0.012 in, 0.30 mm, exhaust 0.012 in, 0.30 mm
valve timing: inlet opens 5° before tdc and closes 45° after bdc, exhaust opens 51° before bdc and closes 21° after tdc
tyre pressure (medium load): front 28 psi, 2 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
tyres: 5.50 x 12;
fuel tank capacity: 8.5 Imp gal, 10.3 US gal, 39 1.
carrying capacity: 882 1b, 400 kg
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