Valiant AP5 Technical Specifications

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Valiant AP5 Technical Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1963 - 1965
  • Number Built: 49,440
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Manual: £1220 ($2440)
    • Automatic: £1345 ($2690)
    • Regal: £1498 ($2996)
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • Wagon
    • Regal
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • May 1963
  • To Identify:
    • Completely new design over outgoing S Series
    • Streamlined less cluttered look
    • Wrap around rear tail lights
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 185.4 inches (4709 mm)
      • Wagon: 186.2 inches (4729 mm)
    • Total width: 69 inches (1753 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55 inches (1397 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 106.0 inches (2692 mm)
    • Front Track: 55.9 inches (1420 mm)
    • Rear Track: 55.6 inches (1412 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan
      • Manual: 2674 lb (1213 kg)
      • Automatic: 2674 lb (1213 kg)
      • Regal: 2744 lb (1245 kg)
    • Wagon
      • Manual: 2845 lb (1290 kg)
      • Automatic: 2845 lb (1290 kg)
      • Regal: 2915 lb (1322 kg)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Alternator gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.83:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.80:1
    • TorqueFlite Automatic - push button operated
      • Torque converter coupled to 3 speed epicyclic transmission
      • Stall ratio: 2.25
      • 1st: 2.45:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Clutch:
    • 9 1/4" Single-plate, dry disc, diaphragm type spring driven
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.23:1
  • Engine:
    • Capacity: 225.0 cubic inches (3.7 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inlined 30 degrees, "wedge"
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Holley single downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.40 x 4.125 inches (86.36 x 104.77 mm)
    • Power: 145 bhp (108 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 215 lb-ft (291 Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Engine number prefixed "T"
      • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
      • Valve Timing
        • Intake
          • opens: 8° BTC
          • closes: 44° ABC
          • duration: 232°
        • Exhaust
          • opens: 48° BBC
          • closes: TDC
          • duration: 228°
    • Engine number prefixed "V"
      • Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
      • Valve Timing
        • Intake
          • opens: 10° BTC
          • closes: 50° ABC
          • duration: 240°
        • Exhaust
          • opens: 50° BBC
          • closes: 6° ATC
          • duration: 236°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity: 18 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Top Speed in Gears (manual):
    • 1st: 47 mph (76 km/h)
    • 2nd: 74 mph (119 km/h)
    • 3rd: 90.9 mph (146 km/h)
    • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.1 seconds
    • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.3 seconds
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Torsion bars .87" x 35.8"
    • Rear
      • Asymmetrical semi elliptic,
      • Sedan: 4 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Wagon: 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1
    • Turning circle: 39 feet, 5"
  • Brakes:
    • Duo-servo drums with manual adjustment
    • Front: 9 inch x 2 1/2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Optional Booster available: PBR VH24
  • Wheels:
    • Steel disc wheels with safety rims 14" x 4.5" J
  • Tyres:
    • Sedan: 5.90 x 14 4-ply
    • Wagon: 6.50 x 14 4-ply
  • Also see:
Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
AP5-2
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
Manual
AP5-4
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
AP5-4H
Sedan
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
AP5-2W
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
Manual
AP5-4W
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
AP5-4WH
Wagon
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
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