More info?

Discussion in '1948 Tucker 48' started by LRP Gearhead, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. I have seen 2 of the 51 produced. Does anyone have performance data, or more information about the engine?
     
  2. # Engine: H-6 (horizontally opposed), ohv, 335 ci (4.50 x 3.50 in. bore x stroke), 7.0:1 compression ratio, 166 bhp, 372 lbs/ft torque.
    # Size: 128" wheelbase, 219" overall length, 60" height, 79" width, 4200 pounds.
    # Performance: 0-60 in 10 seconds, est. top speed 120 mph
     
  3. the engine was originally intended to be a 9.7L helicopter engine, but this had to be abandoned because of technical problems. this car was also intended to have Preston Tucker's own version of continuously variable transmission called 'Tuckermatic', but this had to be abandoned as well for the same reason as the engine
     

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