Valiant SV1 Technical Specifications

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Valiant SV1 Technical Specifications

Chrysler Valiant S Series
  • Years of Manufacture: 1962 - 1963
  • Number Built: 10,009
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Manual: ₤1255 ($2510)
    • Automatic: ₤1385 ($2670)
  • Models:
    • Sedan
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • March 1962
  • To Identify:
    • Similar to R Series with twin headlamps, "Eyelid" style front guards
    • Cleaner "thatched" style front grille with protruding vertical front bars
    • Single Piece Windscreen
    • Americana style
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 184.2 inches (4679 mm)
    • Total width: 70.4 inches (1788 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55 inches (1397 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 106.5 inches (2705 mm)
    • Front Track: 55.9 inches (1420 mm)
    • Rear Track: 55.6 inches (1412 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Manual: 2704 lb (1227 kg)
    • Automatic: 2610 lb (1184 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: 3.50:1
    • 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
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • Body Code SV1-2: 4 door sedan with 3 speed manual transmission
    • Body Code SV1-4: 4 door sedan with 3 speed automatic TorqueFlite A904 transmission
  • 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 kW) at 4400 rpm
    • Torque: 215 lb-ft (291 Nm) at 2400 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 8° BTC
        • closes: 44° ABC
        • duration: 232°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 48° BBC
        • closes: TDC
        • duration: 228°
    • 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: 42 mph (68 km/h)
    • 2nd: 70 mph (113 km/h)
    • 3rd: 98 mph (158 km/h)
    • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.5 seconds
    • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.4 seconds
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Torsion bars .89" x 35.8"
    • Rear: Asymmetrical semi elliptic, 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
    • Telescopic double action shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1
    • Turning circle: 40 feet (12.192 metres)
  • 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:
    • 5.90 x 14 4-ply
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