British Racing Green

MGA 1600 Roadster 1960 Specifications


Engine

Cylinders: 4 in line

Bore: 75.4mm

Stroke: 88.9mm

Displacement: 1,588 cc

Valves: Pushrod/overhead

Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1

Carburetors: Twin 1.5 H4 SU

Power output: 79.5bhp at 5,600rpm


Performance

Maximum speed: 101.4mph

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 14.2secs

Overall fuel consumption: 24.5 mpg


Chassis

Construction: all steel body on boxed sectioned steel chassis


Transmission

Clutch: 8 in Borg and Beck,

single dry-plate diaphragm

Gearbox: 4-speed, synchromesh on

2nd, 3rd and top gears

Ratios: Top 1.0, 3rd 1.374,

2nd 2.214,

1st 3.64, reverse 4.76

Propeller Shaft: Hardy Spicer

open shaft, needle bearing u/j

at each end

rear axle: three-quarter floating with hypoid drive


Wheels

5.6J x 15 centre lock wire (optional)


Brakes

Hydraulic Lockheed

Front: 10.75in disc

Rear: 10 x 1.75in drum


Steering

Rack and pinion,

3 turns lock to lock


Suspension

Front: Independent, coil spring, wishbone Suspension

Rear: Half elliptic, leaf spring


Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 7ft 10in

Track - front: 3ft 11.5in

Track - rear: 4ft 0.75in

Overall length: 13ft

Overall width: 4ft 10in

Overall height: 4ft 1.4in

Ground clearance: 6in

Turning circle: 28ft

Curb weight: 2,030 lbs

Fuel tank capacity: 10gals


MGA Production

1960 worldwide roadsters 1548 made

12,253 made

Island Green

MGA 1500 Roadster 1959 Specifications (1662 Engine)


Engine

Cylinders: 4 in line

Bore: 76.2 mm

Stroke: 88.9 mm

Displacement: 1622 cc

Valves: Pushrod/overhead

Compression ratio: 8.9:1

Carburetors: Twin 1.5 H4 SU

Power output: 90 bhp at 5500 rpm


Performance

Maximum speed: 105 mph

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 12.8 secs

Overall fuel consumption: 30 mpg


Chassis

Construction: all steel body on boxed sectioned steel chassis


Transmission

Clutch: 8 in Borg and Beck,

single dry-plate diaphragm

Gearbox: 4-speed, synchromesh on

2nd, 3rd and top gears

Ratios: Top 1.0, 3rd 1.374,

2nd 2.214,

1st 3.64, reverse 4.76

Propeller Shaft: Hardy Spicer

open shaft, needle bearing u/j

at each end

rear axle: 3.91 Salisbury differential


Wheels

5.6J x 15 knock-on wire


Brakes

Hydraulic Lockheed

Front: 10.75in disc

Rear: 10 x 1.75in drum


Steering

Rack and pinion,

3 turns lock to lock


Suspension
Front: Independent, coil spring, wishbone Suspension
Rear: Half elliptic, leaf spring

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 10in
Track - front: 3ft 11.5in
Track - rear: 4ft 0.75in
Overall length: 13ft
Overall width: 4ft 10in
Overall height: 4ft 1.4in
Ground clearance: 6in
Turning circle: 28ft
Curb weight: 2,253 lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 10gals

MGA Production

1959 worldwide coupes - 841 made

1959 USA export - 633

1622 engines with “15” machined head - 300 made

Two restorations and still married. - BW