Valiant AP6 Technical Specifications

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Valiant AP6 Technical Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1965 - 1966
  • Number Built: 43,344
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Sedan Manual: ₤1240 ($2480)
    • Regal Safari: ₤1625 ($3250)
    • Wayfarer Utility Manual: ₤1059 ($2118)
    • Wayfarer Utility Automatic: ₤1174 ($2348)
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • Wagon
    • Regal
    • Wayfarer Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • March 1965
  • To Identify:
    • New split grille design
    • Slightly protruding headlights
    • Revised bonet and front guards
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 187.9 inches (4772.66 mm)
      • Wagon: 188.7 inches (4792.98 mm)
      • Utility: 189.0 inches (4800.6 mm)
    • Total width: 69 inches (1752.6 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55 inches (1397 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 106.0 inches (2692.4 mm)
    • Front Track: 55.9 inches (1419.86 mm)
    • Rear Track: 55.6 inches (1412.24 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan
      • Manual: 2744 lb (1244.65 kg)
      • Automatic: 2758 lb (1251.00 kg)
      • Regal: 2807 lb (1273.23 kg)
      • V8: 2942 lb (1334.46 kg)
    • Wagon
      • Manual: 2915 lb (1322.22 kg)
      • Automatic: 2929 lb (1328.57 kg)
      • Regal: 2947 lb (1336.73 kg)
      • V8: 3072 lb (1393.43 kg)
    • Utility
      • Manual: 2740 lb (1242.84 kg)
      • Automatic: 2754 lb (1249.19 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
      • 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
  • 6 cylinder 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: Carter single downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.40 x 4.125 inches (86.36 x 104.77 mm)
    • Power: 145 bhp (108.13 kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 215 lb-ft (291.17 Nm) at 2400rpm
    • 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
  • V8 engine:
    • Capacity: 273.0 cubic inches (4.5 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, OHV, 90° Vee, "wedge" head
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Carter two barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.63 x 3.31 inches (92.202 x 84.074 mm)
    • Power: 180 bhp (134.226 kW) at 4200rpm
    • Torque: 260 lb-ft (352.51 Nm) at 1600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 14° BTC
        • closes: 46 ° ABC
        • duration: 240°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 58° BBC
        • closes: 2 ° ATC
        • duration: 240°
    • Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
    • Radiator Capacity: 28 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Top Speed in Gears (V8):
    • 1st: 42 mph (67.6 km/h)
    • 2nd: 81 mph (130.35 km/h)
    • 3rd: 105 mph (168.98 km/h)
    • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.9 seconds
    • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.4 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 & V8: 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Utility: 6 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1
  • Brakes:
    • Hydraulic duo-servo drums, self adjusting, finned on V8 models
    • Front: 9 inch x 2 1/2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster PBR VH24 standard on V8, optional on 6 cylinder models
  • Wheels:
    • 6 cylinder: Steel disc with safety rims 14" x 4.5" J
    • V8: Steel disc with safety rims 14" x 5" J
  • Tyres:
    • Sedan: 6.45 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
AP6-2
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
Manual
AP6-4
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
AP6-4H
Sedan
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
AP6-4PV
Sedan
Sedan
V8
3
TorqueFlite A904LA automatic
AP6-2W
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
Manual
AP6-4W
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
AP6-4WH
Wagon
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
AP6-4WHV
Wagon
Wagon
V8
3
TorqueFlite A904LA automatic
AP6-2U
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6
3
Manual
AP6-4U
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
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