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BMC C Series engine


Austin C-Series engine in an Austin-Healey 3000 Mark II

The BMC C-Series was a straight-6 automobile engine produced from 1956 to 1971. Unlike the Austin designed A and B-series engines, it came from the Morris engines drawing office in Coventry. Displacement was 2.6 to 2.9 L (2912 cc) with an 83.3 mm bore and 88.9 mm stroke.

Applications:

  • 2.6 L (2639 cc) 77x89 mm
    • 1954-1959 Wolseley 6/90
    • 1954-1959 Austin Westminster A90/A95/A105
    • 1955-1958 Morris Isis
    • 1958-1959 Riley Two-Point-Six
  • 2.9 L (2912 cc) 83.36x88.9 mm. Four bearing crankshaft.
    • 1953-1959 Austin-Healey 100-6
    • 1954-1956 Austin-Healey 100S
    • 1959-1968 Austin Westminster A99/A110
    • 1959-1968 Wolseley 6/99 and 6/110
    • 1959-1964 Vanden Plas Princess 3-Litre
    • 1959-1967 Austin-Healey 3000
  • 2.9 L (2912 cc) 83.36x88.9 mm. Seven bearing crankshaft.
    • 1967-1971 Austin 3-Litre
    • 1968-1970 MGC
An enthusiastic and active worldwide owners club called the Cambridge-Oxford Owners Club caters for the 'C-Series'-powered Farina and pre-Farina cars and their 'Cambridge' derived four cylinder 'B-Series' sisters. The club aims to keep the cars on the road, provides advice, spares and a social forum for enjoying the cars.

The Club can be contacted at: www.co-oc.org or UK phone number: 07966 249506


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