Holden Gemini TE Technical Specifications

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Holden TE Gemini
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1979 - 1982
  • Number Built: 70,567
  • Price at Introduction: n/a
  • Models:
    • Gemini
    • Gemini SL
    • Gemini SL/X
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • October, 1979
  • To Identify:
    • Re-style of TD, with squared off nose angled forward to bumper so that it more closely resembled the new VB Commodore
    • Coupe discontinued
    • New wheels, better quality interior trim
    • SL/X replaced previous SL/E model
    • Gemini model fitted with round headlights, SL and SL/X with attractive rectangular headlamps
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length (SL): 4234mm
    • Total Width: 1570mm
    • Wheelbase: 2404mm
    • Front Track: 1301mm
    • Rear Track: 1305mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Gemini: 950 kg
    • Gemini SL: 960 kg
    • Gemini SL/X: 965 kg
  • Turning Circle: 9.5 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 52 litres
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer with integrated odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Clock fitted to SL and SL/X
    • Warning lamps for:
      • brake system failure
      • parking brake
      • generator
      • oil pressure
      • high beam indicator
      • turn signals

Also see:
Holden Gemini TE Brochure

  • 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: 50.0 kW @ 5400rpm
    • Torque: 110 Nm @ 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.3:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • Gemini: 12 volt with 40 amp hour battery
    • Gemini fitted and 35 amp alternator
    • Gemini SL and SL/X fitted and 50 amp alternator
    • High intensity sealed tungsten headlights, rectangular 55 watt/65 watt on SL and SL/X, round 40 watt/50 watt on Gemini sedan
  • Exhaust:
    • Cast iron manifold and single pipe
  • 4 speed All Synchromesh Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.467:1
    • 2nd: 1.989:1
    • 3rd: 1.355:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.50:1
    • Optional five-speed manual and three speed Tri-Matic automatic available to all models
  • 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
  • 3 speed Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate diaphram spring actuation type
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.90:1
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • n/a
  • Suspension:
    • Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS)
    • Front: Independent with progressive rate coil springs, independent control arms, telescopic shock absorbers. Stabiliser bar mounted to lower control arm. Anti-dive geometry
    • Rear: Live Salisbury-type rear axle with torque tube, two tubular trailing arms, Panhard rod, progressive-rate coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, decoupled stabiliser bar
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion
    • 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
    • Turning circle: 9.5 metres
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 239mm discs
    • Rear: 229mm drums
    • SL and SL/X fitted with power assisted brakes
    • Pressure-sensitive proportioning valve, dual master cylinder
    • Centrally-mounted handbrake operating on rear wheels
  • Wheels:
    • Vented 13" steel disc safety wheels
  • Tyres:
    • Steel belted radial ply
    • Gemini: YR78S13 5.00JJ x 13
    • Gemini SL and SL/X: YR78S13 5.00J x 13
    • Low profile ZR70S13 optional on all models

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