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1917 CADILLAC Cadillac Index

TYPE 55 is similar to Type 53 except:



1917 Cadillac Roadster

I. D. DATA
Serial numbers were not used. Engine numbers were stamped on the crankcase just back of the right hand bank of cylinders, and on a plate on the dash. Engine No.: 55-A-1 through 55-A-1000; 55-B-1 through 55-B-1000; etc., through 66-S-2.
 
 
Model NumberBodySeriesSeatingPrice
NA4-dr.Touring7$2250
NA4-dr.Phaeton4$2240
NA2-dr.Roadster2/4$2240
NA2-dr.Club Roadster4$2240
NA2-dr.Convertible Victoria4$2710
NA2-dr.Coupe4$2960
NA4-dr.Convertible Touring7$2835
24604-dr.Brougham5/7$3110
24504-dr.Limousine7$3760
24404-dr.Imperial7$3910
26204-dr.Landaulet7$3910
2470-Touring Couplet-$-
NA-Ambulance-$3760
NA-Police Patrol-$3160
NA-Hearse-$4040

Note: Prices $160 less previous to 14 December 1916.
Note: Touring Couplet may be same as Convertible Victoria.
ENGINE

DescriptionNinety degree V-8 L-head. Heads not detachable. Cast iron blocks of four on Aluminum crankcase
Bore & Stroke3-1/8 x 5-1/8 in.
Displacement314.5 cu. in.
Compression ratio4.25:1
S.A.E./N.A.C.C. Horsepower31.25
Main bearingsThree
Valve liftersRockers with roller cam follower acting on mechanical lifters
Carburetorfloat feed with auxiliary air control; manufactured by Cadillac under C. F. Johnson patents
Torque (Compression)180 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 R.P.M.

CHASSIS

-Type 55Type 55 Limo, Land, ImpSpecial Chassis
Wheelbase125 in.132 in.145 in.
Front/Rear Tread56 in.
Tires36 x 4-1/237 x 5

TECHNICAL

TransmissionSelective, sliding gear transmission. Case in unit with engine
Speeds3 Forward and one Reverse
Steering positionLeft drive, center control (Right hand drive optional)
ClutchMultiple disc, dry plate, 15 discs
DriveShaft drive
AxleSpiral bevel, full floating rear axle
Overall ratio4.44:1
BrakesMechanical brakes on two wheels, one external, one internal
WheelsWood artillery wheels, demountable rims (R-W or Houk wire wheels optional)
Wheel size27 in.
Optional Final drive ratios3.94:1, 5.07:1

HISTORICAL

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