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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF CRICKLEWOOD BENTLEYS 1919 - 1932

  FOUR CYLINDER MODELS
3 & 4¼ Litre
SIX CYLINDER MODELS
6½, 8 & 4 Litre
CHASSIS Ladder frame- pressed steel Ladder frame- pressed steel
BRAKES 400mm Drums (rear only up to 1923) 400mm Drums
REAR AXLE Semi-floating underslung Spiral bevel
SUSPENSION Semi-elliptic leaf spring - friction shock-absorbers Same (4 Litre hydraulic rear dampers)
GEAR BOX 4 Speed & reverse 4 Speed & reverse
CLUTCH Inverted cone Single plate (later 10.75'' Single plate)
WHEELS 21" Rudge-Whitworth wire centre lock Same (4 Litre Rudge - Whitworth wire center lock)
STEERING Worm & Wheel Worm & sector
RADIATOR German silver shell German silver shell
ENGINE Non-detachable head
Crank & Camshafts in 5 main bearings each
Bevel drive to overhead camshaft
Four valves per cylinder
Aluminium alloy pistons
Same (4 Litre detachable head)
8 main bearings (4 Litre had 7)
Triple connecting rod drive (4 Litre over head inlet, side exhaust)
Four valves per cylinder (4 Litre 2 per cylinder)
Aluminium alloy pistons
IGNITION Twin ML magnetos, twin spark plug per cylinder Same, changing to 1 magneto & 1 coil (4 Ltr single Bosch Coil)
     
 
Production Figures  
3 Litre (1922 - 29) 1,622
4½ Litre (1927 - 31) 665
6½ Litre (1925 - 30) 545
8 Litre (1930 - 32) 100
4½ Litre s/c (1929 - 31) 55
4 Litre (1931 - 32) 50
     
 
3 Litre    
1922-25 Short Standard 3 Litre
1922-24 TT Replica
1924-29 Speed Model
Chassis Wheelbase 9'9½", overall length 13'3"
Engine 82bhp (80mm x 149mm)
Max Speed Short Standard 80mph
Label TT Replica & Speed Model 90mph
Blue - Red on Speed Model
     
1923-29 Long Standard
1925-27 Light Tourer
Chassis Wheelbase 10'10", Overall length 14'4½" 
Light Tourer
Wheelbase 9'9½", Overall length 13'3"
Engine 72bhp (80mm x 149mm)  
Max Speed 75mph  
Label Blue  
     
1925-27 Supersports Model  
Chassis Wheelbase 9', Overall length 12'6½"  
Engine 85bhp (80mm x 149mm)  
Max Speed 100mph  
Label Green  
     
1922-26 Team Cars  
Chassis 9'9½", one 9'0"  
Engine 88bhp (80mm x 149mm)  
Max Speed 95-100mph (Brooklands lap record 112mph)  
     
 
4 Litre    
1931-32   4 Litre
Chassis Wheelbase 11'2", o/a 15'10¾" 
Wheelbase 11'8", o/a 16'4¾"
Engine Detachable Head
2 valves per cylinder
Over head inlet, side exhaust pushrod operated
85x115mm, 3915cc - 120bhp
Ignition Single coil, single plug per cylinder
Max Speed 80mph  
     
 
4½ Litre    
1927-31   4 1/2 Litre
Chassis Wheelbase 10'10", Overall length 14'3½"
Nine on 9'9½", Overall length 13'3"
Engine 100x140mm, 4398cc - 110bhp
Max Speed 92mph
Label Black  
     
 
4½ Litre Supercharged  
1929-31   4 1/2 Litre Supercharged
Supercharger Amherst Villiers MK IV Rootes Type 
Boost 9½ lbs at 3500 rpm, 10lbs at 3900 rpm
Engine 175bhp (100 x 140mm - 4398cc)
Max Speed 105mph
Label Black  
1929-30 Team Cars  
Max Speed 120mph  
     
 
6½ Litre    
1925-30 Standard Chassis 6 1/2 Litre
Chassis Wheelbase 11', o/a 15'1"
Wheelbase 12'1¼", o/a 16'1" 
Wheelbase 12'7¼", o/a 16'7"
Engine 100x140mm, 6597cc - 147bhp
Max Speed 85mph
     
1928-30 Speed Model  
Chassis Wheelbase 11'8½", o/a 15'7" 
Wheelbase 12'8½", o/a 16'7"
 
Engine 180bhp (100 x 140mm - 6597cc)  
Max Speed 92mph  
1929-30 Team Cars  
Chassis Wheelbase 11', o/a 15'1"  
Engine 200bhp  
Max Speed 120mph  
     
 
8 Litre    
1930-32   8 Litre
Chassis Wheelbase 12', o/a 16'9¼" 
Wheelbase 13', o/a 17'9¼"
Rear axle Hypoid bevel final drive
Brakes Mechanical servo assisted
Engine 110x140mm, 7983cc - 220bhp  
Max Speed 104mph