Chevrolet Series FB

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Chevrolet Series FB
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet Division
of General Motors
Also called Royal Mail (Roadster)
Baby Grand (Touring)
Production 15,599 (1919)
25,575 (1920)
13,026 (1921)
not known (1922)
Model years 1919-1922
Assembly Oakland Assembly, Oakland, California
North Tarrytown Assembly, Tarrytown, New York
Flint Assembly, Flint, Michigan
Norwood Assembly, Norwood, Ohio
St. Louis Assembly, St. Louis, Missouri
Arlington Assembly, Arlington, Texas
Oshawa Assembly, Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door roadster (FB-20)
2-door coupe (FB-30)
4-door sedan (FB-40)
4-door tourer (FB-50).
Platform GM A platform
Powertrain
Engine 224 cu in (3.7 L) 4-cylinder
Transmission 3-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 110 in (2,794.0 mm)
Curb weight 2,160–2,950 lb (980–1,338 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Chevrolet Series FA
Successor Chevrolet Superior

The Chevrolet Series FB (or Chevrolet FB) is an American vehicle manufactured by General Motors' Chevrolet division from 1919 to 1922. It was a slightly larger replacement to the 1918 Chevrolet Series FA, sitting on a wheelbase of 110 in (2,794 mm) compared to 108 in (2,743 mm). It was replaced by the 1923 Chevrolet Superior.

The FB was the largest model in the Chevrolet range at the time following the demise of the V8 Series D, and complimented the smaller Chevrolet Series 490.

Model names[edit]

The Series FB was advertised as the FB-12 and FB-20 (roadster), FB-22 and FB-30 (coupe), FB-40 and FB-42 (sedan) and FB-32 and FB-50 (touring).[1][2] The roadster was also sometimes known as the "Royal Mail" and the tourer as the "Baby Grand", but these names were official dropped during 1919.[3]

During 1922 the model was sometimes referred to as the "Superior", which is the name given to the 1923 replacement.

Specification[edit]

Available in four body styles; two-door roadster and coupe and four-door tourer and sedan. The FB continued in production without many changes, the most significant in 1922 with a change to steel wheels in lieu of wood spoke ones, and larger 10gal fuel tank.

All model years were powered by the same 224 cu in (3.7 L) 4-cylinder overhead valve engine, producing 37 hp (28 kW) @ 2000rpm, as used in the previous Series FA, and the Series H before it.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevrolet Data Sheets 1921". The Old Car Manual Project. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "1920 Chevrolet" (PDF). GM Heritage Center. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Chevrolet's Classic". Hemmings. Retrieved 4 January 2013.