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Holden Torana LH Technical Specifications

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LH Torana Specifications

Holden LH Torana
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z

  • Years of Manufacture: 1974 - 1976
  • Number Built: 71,408
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Torana S 1900 4 door: $3105
    • Torana SL 1900 4 door: $3375
    • Torana S 2850 4 door: $3205
    • Torana SL 2850 4 door: $3545
    • Torana SL/R 3300 4 door: $3915
    • Torana SL/R 253 V8 4 door: $4046
    • Torana SL/R 5000 4 door: $4415
    • TriMatic option to S and SL: $275
    • TriMatic option to S/LR: $165
    • Option 253 V8 from 3300 6: $131
    • 5 litre V8 with SL/R 5000 option kit: $500 (may vary according to tyre and transmission choice)
    • Note: The TA Torana was still available at the launch of the LH, and sold for $2360
  • Models:
    • Torana S 4 and 6 cylinder
    • Torana SL 4 and 6 cylinder
    • Torana SL/R 6 cylinder and V8
    • Plus 4 and G-Pak based on above models
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • 6 and V8's: March, 1974
    • 1900: May, 1974
    • L34: July, 1974
    • G-Pak: February, 1975
    • Plus 4: September, 1974
  • To Identify:
    • Completely new squared off shape
    • Circular headlights in squared off surrounds on 4 cylinder models
    • Square headlights on 6 and V8 models
    • Grille in 4 parts for 4 cylinder models
    • Rectangular grille for 6 and V8 models
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4493mm
    • Total Width: 1704mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1328mm
    • Wheelbase: 2586mm
    • Front Track: 1400mm
    • Rear Track: 1372mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1143 to 1183kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 55 litres
  • Instruments:
    • S and SL models:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Brake System Failure warning lamp
      • High beam indicator
      • Turn signal indicators
      • Generator warnining lamp
      • Oil pressure warning lamp
      • Temperature warning lamp
      • Pedal operated hand brake
    • SL/R models:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Brake System Failure warning lamp
      • High beam indicator
      • Turn signal indicators
      • Battery Charge gauge
      • Oil pressure gauge
      • Temperature gauge
      • Tachometer
      • Pedal operated hand brake
  • 1900 (Opel-sourced) 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 1.897 litres
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Solex two-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 93.0mm x 69.8mm
    • Power: 102bhp (76 kW) at 5400rpm
    • Torque: 156Nm at 2800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9:1
  • 2850 173 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 173ci 2640cc 2.834 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 88.9 x 76.2mm
    • Power: 118bhp (88.0 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 228Nm at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 3300 202 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 201.9ci 3050cc 3.310 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv
    • Fuel System: Single Bendix-Stromberg single downdraught carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 135bhp (101 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (262Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 253 4.2 litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 ci 4.146 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Twin barrel Bendix-Stromberg carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.062 inches (92.0 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 185bhp (138 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 262lb-ft (355Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 308 5 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 308 ci 5.047 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Four barrel Stromberg downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.06 inches (101.6 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (179 kW) at 4800rpm
    • Torque: 315lb-ft (427Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9:1
  • 308 5 Litre V8 Engine with optional racing kit:
    • Capacity: 308 ci 5.047 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Holley four-barrel carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.06 inches (101.6 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 349bhp (260 kW) at 6000rpm
    • Torque: 280-295lb-ft (380-400Nm) at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 4 cylinder models: 12 volt with 33 amp alternator and solenoid actuated starter motor
    • 6 cylinder and V8 models: 12 volt with 35 amp alternator and solenoid actuated starter motor
    • Coil and distributor ignition on all models
  • Exhaust:
  • 4 speed 1900 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.90:1
  • 3 speed 1900, 2850 & 3300 Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • 3 speed 2850 & 3300 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • 4 speed 4.2 litre 253 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 4 speed 5000 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • 4.2 and 5.0 litre 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:
    • 1900 manual: 3.90:1
    • 1900 automatic: 3.55:1
    • 2850 manual: 3.36:1
    • 2850 automatic: 2.78:1
    • 3300 manual: 3.08:1
    • 3300 automatic: 2.78:1
    • 4.2 and 5.0 manual: 2.78:1
    • 4.2 and 5.0 automatic: 2.78:1
    • Other combinations available as options, such as 3.08 and 3.36 on L34
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 6 cylinder 2.85 litre S 3 speed automatic:
      • 1st: 47 mph (76 km/h)
      • 2nd: 73 mph (117 km/h)
      • 3rd: 88 mph (142 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.8 seconds
    • SL/R 5000 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 67 mph (108 km/h)
      • 3rd: 88 mph (142 km/h)
      • 4th: 122 mph (196 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.5 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Wishbone and swivel 'A' type, coil springs, Direct acting shock absorbers. SL/R's fitted with stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Four link type with rubber-bushed suspension arms and coil springs. Hydraulic double acting telescopic shocks. Live rear axle. Stabiliser bar fitted to SL/R and V8 models
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, ratio 16.5:1
    • Two spoked steering wheel on S and SL models, three spoked version on SL/R models
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Drums on S model, 254mm discs on SL and SL/R models, 254mm on L34 model
    • Rear: 228mm drums on all models except L34, which was fitted with 254mm drums
  • Wheels:
    • Full circle vented disc wheels
    • S and SL models: 4.50JJ x 13
    • SL/R: 5.50JJ x 13
  • Tyres:
    • S and SL 4 cylinder models: A78L13 4 P/R
    • SL 6 cylinder models: B78L13 4P/R
    • SL/R: 175SR13 radials



    Holden Torana LH
    The Car For Its Time:
    (circa 1975)

    There's a movement, in the air. Something stirring way out there, a feeling growing bigger every day, this is the land that's on the move, where the people like to prove that we're in tune, yes Australia's out to show the world its place. It's a time to be proud, a time for moving forward, a time for breaking loose, Torana...Torana is the car for its time. Watch it go, see the style, all that power makes you smile...

ENGINE PREFIXES
Engine
Prefix
1900 LC Export
Y
1900 HC
Y
2250 LC Export
HC
2250 HC Export
HB
2850 LC
HE
2850 HC
HD
3300 LC Export
HM
3300 HC
HL
253 4.2 Litre V8
HR
308 5.0 Litre V8 (240hp)
HT
308 5.0 Litre V8 (250hp)
HT
308 5.0 Litre V8 (L34)
HZ
LH TORANA PAINT CODES
Colour
GMH
Dulon
Berger
Type
Absinth Yellow
1886
15949
1D008
Solid
Casino Blue
-
17297
1B022
Solid
Charmois
1887
15950
1G009
Solid
Cotillion White
-
15951
1J007
Solid
Durham Beige
-
15952
1G016
Solid
Jamaica Lime
-
17342
1C038
Solid
Mandarin Red
1890
15953
1F072
Solid
Nutria
-
15956
1G029
Solid
Antelope
1894
15940
2G006
Metallic
Claret
-
15941
2F004
Metallic
Contessa Golde
1896
-
2D002
Metallic
Cyclamen
-
15942
2A003
Metallic
Deauville Blue
-
15944
2B016
Metallic
Jade Green
-
15945
2C010
Metallic
Persian Sand
1925
-
2G024
Metallic
Safron
-
15823
-
Metallic
Satin Mist
-
30183
2J007
Metallic
Sepia
-
15948
2G026
Metallic
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