Cunningham C5R group S (1953)

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Chrysler Hemi 331 Firepower, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine (Service list)
5424cc, 96.8 x 92.1 mm
300 HP / 5200 rpm
block deck height 263.4mm, cast bell housing in the back of the block, bore spacing 115.9mm
cross plane crankshaft with 5 main bearings 63.5mm diameter, connecting rod length between centers 168.3mm, 57.15mm big end bearing diameter
1 side camshaft (OHV), 2 valves / cyl - 16 valves total. 46mm inlet valve diameter, 38.1mm exhaust valve diameter. 9.5mm stem diameter, 127.8mm valves length
aspiration: natural with 4 dual-throat downdraft Zenith carburetors
6V battery 130 Amp/Hrs capacity, Autolite Coil for ignition. Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, (front to rear: Right bank 2-4-6-8, left bank 1-3-5-7)
water cooled
5 speed manual gearbox
final drive, 3.36/1
dry single plate clutch, 280mm diameter
steel tubular frame chassis, aluminium bodyshell
Front suspension unequal length A-arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
330mm diameter drum brakes all-round
Length 4166 mm (164 in)
width 1626 mm (64 in)
height 1016 mm (40 in)
Wheelbase 2540 mm (100 in)
Track (fr/r) 1372 mm (54 in) / 1372 mm (54 in)

Results in WSCC

Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Sebring Mille Miglia Le Mans Spa Nurb Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Team 12h 1600km 24h 24h 1000km
Briggs S. Cunningham, R5319 #2, 3rd
Total points
Works Starts/finishes 1/1 1/1
Drivers Team entries and car number
Briggs S. Cunningham
Phil Walters 2
John Fitch 2

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Rotation: Counter-clockwise
Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2



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Oil system
Exhaust manifold flange
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