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Holden Torana UC Technical Specifications

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UC Torana Specifications

Holden UC Sunbird
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1978 - 1980
  • Number Built: 53,007
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Sunbird Hatchback: $5524
    • Torana S: $5831
    • Torana SL: $6416
    • Torana Hatchback: $6618
  • Models:
    • Sunbird
    • Sunbird Hatch
    • Torana S 4 door Sedan
    • Torana SL 4 door Sedan
    • Torana SL Hatchback
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • 1978
  • To Identify:
    • Smoother more rounded lines to outgoing LX model
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions (Sedan):
    • Total Length: 4515mm
    • Total Width: 1704mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1339mm
    • Wheelbase: 2586mm
    • Front Track: 1415mm
    • Rear Track: 1382mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1157kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • Sedan: 55 litres
    • Hatch: 52.5 litres
  • Instruments:
    • 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

Holden Starfire 4 Engine
Holden "Starfire 4" Engine

  • 1900 "Starfire" 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 1892cc
    • 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: Two barrel Varajet
      downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 93.0mm x 69.8mm
    • Power: 60 kW at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 140Nm at 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • 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
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 4 cylinder models: 12 volt with 33 amp alternator and solenoid actuated starter motor
    • 6 cylinder 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
  • 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: 2.02:1
    • 3rd: 1.41:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 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
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • n/a
  • Suspension:
    • Front:
      • Wishbone and swivel 'A' type, coil springs, Direct acting shock absorbers.
      • RTS standard, inclusive of stabiliser bar
    • Rear:
      • Four link type with rubber-bushed suspension arms and coil springs. Hydraulic double acting telescopic shocks. Live rear axle.
      • Stabiliser bar
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, ratio 20.4:1
    • Two spoked steering wheel on S and SL 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
    • 4.50JJ x 13
  • Tyres:
    • S and SL 4 cylinder models: A78L13 4 P/R
    • SL 6 cylinder models: B78L13 4P/R
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