Standard Eight (1954-56)

The Car

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The Specs

Below are the technical specifications and any performance numbers we could get.


Bore & Stroke 58mm x 76mm
Displacement 803cc
Firing order 1,3,4,2
Oil pressure (hot)
40-60 lb./sq. in.

Fuel Supply

Carburetor Solex 26ZIC/3 (fitted from Engine No. 53,961E
Choke 18
Main 97.5
Compensating 175
Starter GA 8(2) : GS 130
Pilot 40


Intake tappet clearance 0.010″ (cold)
Exhaust tappet clearance 0.010″ (cold)
Valve-timing indication Arrow on flywheel aligns with arrow on the top of the cylinder block to indicate TDC on cylinders 1 and 4
Intake valve opens Intake and exhaust valves should be equally open at TDC on exhaust stroke at 0.0165″ rocker clearance


Breaker gap 0.015″
Plug gap 0.032″
Ignition timing indication
Ignition timing 10° BTDC


Clutch type Borg & Beck Single Dry Plate
Clutch linings 6¼ AG (6 blue springs) Mintex M19


Brake type Girling Hydraulic
Brake linings Front: 2LS; Rear 2 shoe Ferodo MS1

Wheel Alignment

Toe-In Parallel to 116
Camber 1° 55′ static laden
Caster angle 1° 45′ static laden
King pin angle 7° 5′ static laden