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1946 Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Coupe

1946 Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Coupe


Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Tyres


  • Produced from 1946 to 1949, the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley continued the company's theme of naming cars after Hawker Siddeley World War II aircraft.
  • We recommend the 5.25/5.50 x 17 Lucas vintage tyre as the best tyre for your Typhoon, see below for some alternative options.
  • The ideal innertubing for tyres of this size is the Michelin 17/18E innertube.

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    Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Coupe Recommended Tyres


  1. 525/550x17 Lucas
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    5.25/5.50 x 17 Lucas

    Starting at £118.80 £99.00

  2. Michelin 17/18E RET Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 17/18E RET Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £43.20 £36.00


  3. Other Options for Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Coupe Tyres


  4. 525/550x17 Dunlop D2/103
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    5.25/5.50 x 17 Dunlop D2/103
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  5. 525/550x17 Avon
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    5.25/5.50 x 17 Avon

    Starting at £193.20 £161.00

  6. 525/550x17 Excelsior
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    5.25/5.50 x 17 Excelsior

    Starting at £142.80 £119.00

  7. 525/550x17 Waymaster Thirty
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    5.25/5.50 x 17 Waymaster Thirty

    Starting at £142.80 £119.00

  8. Set of 4 525-550x17 Lucas
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    Set of 4 5.25/5.50 x17 Lucas

    Starting at £456.00 £380.00

  9. Set of 5 525/550 x 17 Lucas
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    Set of 5 5.25/5.50x17 Lucas

    Starting at £562.80 £469.00

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History of the Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon Coupe

Based on the Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane, the Typhoon Coupe was an entry-level version, built between 1946-1953. The chassis included independent front suspension through longitudinal torsion bars, as well as a live rear axle with leaf springs. A Girling hydro-mechanical braking system was installed, with the front drums hydraulically actuated and the rear drums operated by rod and cable.

The Typhoon was initially equipped with a 70 horsepower 1991 cc, six-cylinder, overhead-valve engine brought over from the pre-war 16 hp type, but this was increased to 2309 cc and 75 horsepower in 1949 by extending the cylinder bore from 65 to 70 mm. Most engines used hydraulic tappets, but towards the end of manufacture, solid tappets were installed. There were two transmission options: a four-speed manual with synchromesh on the first three gears or a pre-selector gearbox. Steel and aluminium panels were installed over a wood-and-aluminium frame with a fabric roof to create the four-seat, two-door body. The doors were rear-hinged, a style that has affectionately been named 'suicide doors'.


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