Holden Gemini TD Technical Specifications

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It was the previous year that Holden released the sensational Radial Tuned Suspension, and the TD Gemini benefitted from the new anti-dive geometry and anti-roll bar setup. Unfortunately though, Peter Hanenberger's RTS was better suited to the larger HX Kingswood sedan, many commentators of the day commented on the cars harsh ride.
  • Years of Manufacture: 1978 - 1979
  • Number Built: 42,396
  • Price at Introduction: n/a
  • Models:
    • Gemini Panel Van
    • Gemini Station Wagon
    • Gemini Sedan 4 door
    • Gemini SL Sedan 4 door
    • Gemini SLE Sedan 4 door
    • Gemini SL Coupe
    • Gemini SLE Coupe
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • April, 1978
  • To Identify:
    • New grille, square headlights on most models, the introduction of the two-door wagon and panel van, an SL/E sedan and coupe (adding alloy wheels, more carpet and velour), better space efficiency, better ventilation (even though there were now two less dash vents), better seats and an optional five-speed manual gearbox.
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan and Coupe: 4133mm
      • Station Wagon and Panel Van: 4158mm
    • Total Width: 1570mm
    • Wheelbase: 2404mm
    • Front Track: 1301mm
    • Rear Track: 1305mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Gemini Sedan 4 door: 934kg
    • Gemini SL Sedan 4 door: 944kg
    • Gemini SL Coupe: 922kg
    • Gemini Station Wagon: 964kg
    • Gemini Panel Van: 928kg
    • Gemini SLE Coupe: 937kg
    • Gemini SLE Sedan: 960kg

Also see:
Holden Gemini TD Brochure

  • Turning Circle: 9.5 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 52 litres
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer with integrated odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Clock on SL/SLE
    • Warning lamps for:
      • brake system failure
      • parking brake
      • generator
      • oil pressure
      • high beam indicator
      • turn signal
  • Engine (4 cylinder):
    • Capacity: 1584cc
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders, five bearing crankshaft
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Cross-flow aluminium
    • Fuel System: Two barrel downdraft mounted on four-branch water heated aluminium intake manifold, electrically controlled automatic choke
    • Bore and Stroke: 82.0mm x 75.0mm
    • Power: 53.0 kW @ 5200rpm
    • Torque: 116 Nm @ 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt with 40 amp hour battery (7 plates per cell)
  • Exhaust:
    • Cast iron manifold and single pipe
  • 4 speed All Synchromesh Manual Transmission (fitted to all models except SLE):
    • 1st: 3.51:1
    • 2nd: 2.17:1
    • 3rd: 1.42:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.93:1
  • 5 speed All Synchromesh Manual Transmission SLE:
    • 1st: 3.51:1
    • 2nd: 2.17:1
    • 3rd: 1.42:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • 5th: 0.86:1
    • Reverse: 3.76:1
  • Performance:
    • Maximum speeds in gears (km/h)
      • first - 50
      • second - 85
      • third - 130
      • fourth - 145
    • Acceleration from rest to -
      • 60 km/h - 5.9
      • 80 km/h - 9.3
      • 100 km/h - 14.7
      • 120 km/h - 21.2
    • Acceleration from 60 km/h to -
      • 80 km/h - 3.7
      • 100 km/h - 8.5
      • 120 km/h - 15.7
    • Standing start to 400 metres -
      • elapsed time (sec - 19.45
      • terminal speed (km/h) - 118
    • Braking - 110 km/h to rest (average) - 57.6 m
    • Fuel consumption (litres per 100 km/mpg) driven normally - 11.7/24.0
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate diaphram spring actuation type, cable operated
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • GMH Salisbury type, 3.90:1
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • n/a
  • Suspension:
    • Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS)
    • Front: Independent with coil springs, long and short control arms, hydraulic double-acting telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
    • Rear: Torque tube integral with live axle. 3 links used to locate axle, 2 lateral, 1 transverse. Double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, life lubricated
    • Energy absorbing steering column on all models, with flexible coupling to helical rack and pinion
    • Overall ratio 20.7:1
    • 1.42 turns lock-to-lock
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Disc
    • Rear: Drum
    • Power assisted on SL, SLE, Wagon and Panel Van models
    • Centrally-mounted handbrake operating on rear wheels
  • Wheels:
    • All models except SLE: Vented 13 x 5.00 JJ steel disc, safety rim
    • SLE: Cast alloy sports style 13 x 5.00 JJ
  • Tyres:
    • Steel belted radial ply
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