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CL Valiant Specifications

Chrysler Valiant CL
  • Years of Manufacture: 1976 - 1978
  • Number Built: 36,676
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Valiant Sedan: $6309
    • Charger 770: $6948
    • Charger "Drifter": $7764
    • Le Baron: $8898
    • Regal SE: $11401
    • Panel Van: $5308
    • Panel Van (sports pack): $5663
    • Drifter: $ 6307
  • Models:
    • Valiant
    • Charger XL
    • Charger 770
    • Charger Drifer
    • Regal
    • Regal SE
    • Valiant Panel Van
    • Drifter Panel Van
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • November 1976
  • To Identify:
    • New vertical grille
    • New nose cone and bonnet
    • New rear panels including boot lid, lower panel and quarter panel
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 195.9 inches (4976 mm)
      • Charger: 181.6 inches (4613 mm)
      • Wagon: 199.1 inches (5057 mm)
      • Utility: 196.4 inches (4989 mm)
      • Panel Van: 196.4 (4989 mm)
    • Total width: 74.2 inches (1885 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight
      • Sedan: 55.4 inches (1407 mm)
      • Charger: 54.1 (1374 mm)
      • Wagon: 55.5 inches (1410 mm)
      • Utility: 55.5 inches (1410 mm)
      • Panel Van: 65.6 (1666 mm)
    • Wheelbase
      • Sedan: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Charger: 105 (2667 mm)
      • Wagon: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Utility: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Panel Van: 111 inches (2819 mm)
    • Front Track: 58.32 inches (1481 mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.72 inches (1491 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 3172 lb (1439 kg)
    • Wagon: 3430 lb (1556 kg)
    • Chrysler: 3089 lb (1401 kg)
    • Ute: 3045 lb (1381 kg)
    • Panel Van: 3164 lb (1435 kg)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Alternator gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • 3 Speed Manual
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.83:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • 4 Speed Manual
      • 1st: 3.32:1
      • 2nd: 2.00:1
      • 3rd: 1.43:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.00:1
    • A904 TorqueFlite Automatic (V8)
      • Torque converter coupled to 3 speed epicyclic transmission, stall ratio 2.20
      • 1st: 2.45:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
    • TorqueFlite Automatic (6)
      • Torque converter coupled to 3 speed epicyclic transmission
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • 9 1/2" Single-plate, dry disc, diaphragm type spring driven
    • 4 speed V8 fitted with 9" Twin-plate
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Hemi 6: 2.92:1 or 3.23:1
    • 318 V8: 2.92:1
    • Optional suregrip ratio's as above, 4 pinion assembly used on V8's
  • Hemi 245 LC and HC engine:
    • Capacity: 245 cubic inches (4.0 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, upright, "Hemi" head
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Carter downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.76 x 3.68 inches (95.504 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio
      • LC: 7.6:1
      • HC: 9.0:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 24° BTC
        • closes: 52° ABC
        • duration: 256°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 57° BBC
        • closes: 15° ATC
        • duration: 252°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Hemi 265 engine:
    • Capacity: 265 cubic inches (4.3 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, upright, "Hemi" head
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Carter 2 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.91 x 3.68 inches (99.314 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 24° BTC
        • closes: 52° ABC
        • duration: 256°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 57° BBC
        • closes: 15° ATC
        • duration: 252°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • 318 V8:
    • Capacity: 318 cubic inches (5.2 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: 3.91 x 3.31 inches (99.314 x 84.074 mm)
    • Power: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 10° BTC
        • closes: 50° ABC
        • duration: 240°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 58° BBC
        • closes: 10° ATC
        • duration: 248°
    • Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
    • Radiator Capacity: 26 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt, 50 amp hr battery
    • 40 amp Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front:
      • Independent by torsion bars
      • Unequal length control arms
      • Anti roll bar
        • All models except Regal SE to April 1978: .88"
        • Regal SE and after April 1978: .937"
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
      • Torsion bars .841" x 35.8"
      • Torsion bars .87" x 35.8" S14 option, utility and V8's fitted with air-conditioning
    • Rear
      • Live axle by asymmetrical semi elliptic leaf springs
      • Telescopic shock absorbers
      • Sedan: 4 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Regal: SE: 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Wagon: 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Utility: 7 leaves 55" x 2 1/2" dual rate
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1
    • K16 option: 16:1
    • Power Steering
      • Recirculating ball with integral power cylinders (co-axial)
      • Ratio: 15.7:1
    • Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
    • Turning circle: 11.8 metres
  • Brakes:
    • Tandem/divided master cylinder
    • Front: 11 inch ventilated disc with single piston, sliding head calliper
    • Rear
      • To April 1978: 9 " x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
      • From April 1978: 10 " x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster: Girling FD50 standard all models
  • Wheels (Steel disc with safety rims):
    • Valiant, Ranger, Regal and Charger: 14" x 5.5" JJ
    • Charger 770 and W23 optioned cars: 14" x 6.5" JJ Styled Wheel
    • W35 optioned cars: 14" x 7.0" JJ Cast Aluminium Alloy
  • Tyres:
    • Sedan and Wagon: 185SR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Charger 770: 185SR x 14 Radial Ply
    • V8 Wagon: 195SR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Regal SE: FR78S x 14 4-ply
    • W35's: FR78S x 14 4-ply
    • Utility: F78 x 14 4 ply
  • Fuel Tank
    • Sedan and Wagon: 17.0 gallons (64 litres)
    • Charger: 15 gallons (57 litres)
    • Utility and Panel Van: 16 gallons (61 litres)
  • Also see:
Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
CL1-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
Manual
CL2-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL3-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
CL4-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL6-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL7-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
Manual
CL8-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL2-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL4-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL6-H-41
Sedan
Regal
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL8-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL6-P-41
Sedan
Regal SE
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL8-P-41
Sedan
Regal SE
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic

CL3-H-29

Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 245
3
Manual
CL4-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL5-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
V8 318
4
Manual
CL6-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL7-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 265
3
Manual
CL8-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL1-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
Manual
CL2-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL3-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
CL4-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL6-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL7-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
Manual
CL8-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL6-H-45
Wagon
Regal
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL1-M-27
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
Manual
CL2-M-27
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL3-M-27
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
CL4-M-27
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL5-M-27
Utility
Valiant
V8 318
4
Manual
CL6-M-27
Utility
Valiant
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL7-M-27
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
Manual
CL8-M-27
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL1-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
Manual
CL2-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL3-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
CL4-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CL5-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
V8 318
4
Manual
CL6-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
CL7-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
Manual
CL8-M-28
Panel Van
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
Note: If a 4 speed manual gearbox was optioned, the body code remained the same as for a 3 speed, however V8's were not available with a 3 speed
Note 2: Charger XL (body code CL6-M-29 were available only as K16 Police Pursuit Specials as 318 V8 automatics.
Note 3: 6 cylinder Regal wagons were available as an option pack A38 on a Valiant wagon CL*-M-45; 245 HC and 265 engines only
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