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Holden Torana LX Technical Specifications

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LX Torana Specifications

Holden LX Torana
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1976 - 1978
  • Number Built: 49,902 (8,527 Hatchbakcs)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • S 1900 4 door: $4345
    • SL 1900 4 door: $4813
    • S 2850 4 door: $4584
    • SL 2850 4 door: $5249
    • SL/R 3300 4 door: $5798
    • S 4.2 V8 4 door: $6027
    • SL 4.2 V8 4 door: $6284
    • SL/R 4.2 V8 4 door: $6485
    • SL/R 5.0 V8 4 door: $6885
    • SL 3300 Hatchback: $5683
    • SS 3300 Hatchback: $6088
    • SS 4.2 V8 Hatchback: $6813
    • SS 5.0 V8 Hatchback: $7275
  • Models:
    • S 4 and 6 cylinder sedan
    • SL 4 and 6 cylinder sedan
    • SL/R 6 and V8 sedan
    • SL 6 and V8 Hatchback
    • SS 6 and V8 Hatchback
    • A9X option pack available for 5.0 litre SL/R sedan and SS Hatchback models
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • 24th February, 1976
    • 16th November 1976 (4 cyl. Sunbird)
    • March 1977 RTS introduced across range
  • To Identify:
    • Minor facelift to outgoing LH model, with revisions to badges, nameplates, wheel trims
    • All models now fitted with 7 inch round headlamps
    • Attractive Hatchback model now available
    • SL/R 5000 has body coloured rear spoiler
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions (Sedan):
    • Total Length: 4509mm
    • Total Width: 1704mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1331mm
    • Wheelbase: 2586mm
    • Front Track: 1400mm
    • Rear Track: 1372mm
  • Exterior Dimensions (Hatch):
    • Total Length: 4509mm
    • Total Width: 1704mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1326mm
    • Wheelbase: 2586mm
    • Front Track: 1400mm
    • Rear Track: 1372mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1143 to 1183kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • Sedan: 55 litres
    • Hatch: 52.5 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
      • Clock on SL models
      • Optional "Fuel Economy" warning light
    • 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 161 6 cylinder :
    • Capacity: 161ci 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 (130 kW) at 4800rpm
    • Power after July 1976: 120 kW
    • 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 Rochester Quadrajet downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.06 inches (101.6 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (186 kW) at 4800rpm
    • Power after July 1976: 170 kW
    • Torque: 315lb-ft (434Nm) at 3400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
  • 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:
    • Cast iron manifold and single exhaust
    • SS Hatch and SL/R 5000: Dual exhaust pipes
  • 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 3300 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 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
    • 2.60:1 mated to T10 four speed available with A9X option
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 4.2 litre V8 Hatchback 3 speed automatic:
      • 1st: 55 mph (88 km/h)
      • 2nd: 86 mph (138 km/h)
      • 3rd: 103 mph (165 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.6 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.1 seconds
    • SS 5000 Hatchback 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 53 mph (85 km/h)
      • 2nd: 73 mph (117 km/h)
      • 3rd: 97 mph (156 km/h)
      • 4th: 117 mph (188 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.6 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Wishbone and swivel 'A' type, coil springs, Direct acting shock absorbers. SL/R's and SS Hatchback fitted with stabiliser bar. From April 1977 with the introduction of RTS the suspension arms were relocated and RTS gemoetry introduced, uprated coil springs, direct acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar fitted to all models
    • 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. From April 1977 with the introduction of RTS uprated coil springs, direct acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar fitted to all models
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, ratio 18.0:1
    • After April 1977 20.4:1
    • Two spoked steering wheel on S and SL models, three spoked version on SL/R and SS models
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Drums on S model, 254mm discs on SL and SL/R models, 254mm on A9X option pack
    • Rear: 228mm drums on all models, 293mm discs for A9X option pack
  • Wheels:
    • Full circle vented disc wheels
    • S and SL models: 4.50JJ x 13
    • SL/R and SS: 5.50JJ x 13
  • Tyres:
    • S and SL 4 cylinder models: A78L13 4 P/R
    • SL 6 cylinder models: B78L13 4P/R
    • SL/R and SS: 175SR13 radials
    • Note: Radials fitted to all models from April 1977 with introduction of Radial Tuned Suspension




    Holden Torana LX
    Hatchback Launch:
    (circa 1977)

ENGINE PREFIXES Pre ADR 27A
Engine
Prefix
1900 LC Export
Y
1900 HC
Y
2850 LC
HE
2850 HC
HD
3300 LC Export
HM
3300 HC
HL
253 4.2 Litre V8
HR
308 5.0 Litre V8
HT
ENGINE PREFIXES Post ADR 27A
Engine
Prefix
1900
Y
2850 Manual
HE or XQE
2850 Automatic
HD or XQD
3300 Manual
HM or XQM
3300 Automatic
HL or XQL
253 4.2 Litre V8
HR
308 5.0 Litre V8
HT


TRIM CODES
Colour
Trim Code
Finish
Charmois
60A / 60B
Vinyl / Chevron
Flax
XS5
Vinyl
Sienna
65A / 65B
Vinyl / Chevron
Slate Black
18V / 18X
Vinyl / Ranier
Tan
67V / 67Y
Vinyl / Chevron
LX TORANA PAINT CODES
Colour
GMH
Dulon
Berger
Type
Absinth Yellow
1886
15949
1D008
Solid
Aquarius
1914
17778
-
Solid
Charmois
1887
15950
1G009
Solid
Cotillion White
-
15951
1J007
Solid
Durham Beige
-
15952
1G016
Solid
Flamenco Red
1926
30517
1F007
Solid
Jasmine Yellow
1927
30518
1D108
Solid
Madeira Red
1928
30519
1F034
Solid
Mandarin Red
1890
15953
1F072
Solid
Mint Julep
1915
17779
-
Solid
Opaline Blue
1929
30520
1B074
Solid
Palais White
1930
30521
1J001
Solid
Panama Green
1931
30522
1C002
Solid
Papaya
1916
17777
1E020
Solid
Tuxedo Black
2214
15991
-
Solid
Ultra Blue
1932
30523
1B104
Solid
Valencia Orange
1933
30524
1E028
Solid
Antelope
1894
15940
2G006
Metallic
Atlantis Blue
1934
30525
2B002
Metallic
Bordeaux
-
17773
2F003
Metallic
Caribbean Turquoise
1935
30526
2B013
Metallic
Contessa Gold
1896
-
2D002
Metallic
Deauville Blue
-
15944
2B016
Metallic
Dynasty Gold
1936
30527
2D004
Metallic
Jade Green
-
15945
2C010
Metallic
Persian Sand
1925
-
2G024
Metallic
Persian Sand Mk.II
-
30183
2G023
Metallic
Royal Plum
-
17774
2A005
Metallic
Saddle Tan
-
30528
2G027
Metallic
Sierra Tan
-
17776
2G003
Metallic
Super Mint
1938
30529
2C009
Metallic
Windsor Blue
1939
30530
2B023
Metallic
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