Standard Eight 1957. The old Standard 8hp engine was pensioned off when the new Standard Eight was launched in 1953. A new 803cc ohv engine was designed, and this engine gradually grew into a 1496cc engine and also had 2 cylinders added on to become the Triumph 2500 engine.

Standard Eight (1959)

Standard Eight (1959)

The Car

Coming soon

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)
50 lb./sq. in.

Fuel Supply

Carburetor Solex 26ZIC/3
Choke 18
Main 97.5
Compensating 175
Slow Running 40


Intake tappet clearance 0.010″ (cold)
Exhaust tappet clearance 0.010″ (cold)
Valve-timing indication Pointer on timing cover and boss in crankshaft pulley. Chainwheels marked.
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 Pointer on timing cover and boss in crankshaft pulley
Ignition timing 8° BTDC


Clutch type Borg & Beck Single Dry Plate
Clutch linings 6¼ Mintex M19


Brake type Girling Hydraulic
Brake linings Ferodo MS1 7″x2¼”

Wheel Alignment

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