Valiant VC Technical Specifications

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Valiant VC Technical Specifications

Chrysler Valiant VC
  • Years of Manufacture: 1966 - 1967
  • Number Built: 65,634
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Sedan Manual: $2490
    • V8 Regal Safari Wagon: $3590
    • Wayfarer Utility Manual: $2128
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • Wagon
    • Regal
    • Wayfarer Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • March 1966
  • To Identify:
    • Styling changes to create longer, lower and sleeker silhouette
    • Revised grille incorporating headlights
    • Deep-set bumper bars fitted with recessed park/turn signal lights
    • Note: Safari wagons and Wayfarer utilities carried over the panels and lights from the AP6, although the Wayfarer did have a new bonnet and front guards
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 183.3 inches (4656 mm)
      • Wagon: 189.0 inches (4800 mm)
      • Utility: 188.6 inches (4790 mm)
    • Total width: 69 inches (1752.6 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 57 inches (1448 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 106.0 inches (2692 mm)
    • Front Track: 55.9 inches (1419 mm)
    • Rear Track: 55.6 inches (1412 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan
      • Manual: 2774 lb (1031 kg)
      • Automatic: 2778 lb (1260 kg)
      • Regal: 2827 lb (1282 kg)
      • V8: 2972 lb (1348 kg)
    • Wagon
      • Manual: 2940 lb (1334 kg)
      • Automatic: 2944 lb (1335 kg)
      • Regal: 2962 lb (1344 kg)
      • V8: 3126 lb (1418 kg)
    • Utility
      • Manual: 2770 lb (1256 kg)
      • Automatic: 2774 lb (1258 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: 2.20
      • 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 (68 km/h)
    • 2nd: 81 mph (130 km/h)
    • 3rd: 105 mph (169 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, tandem/divided master cylinder, finned on V8 models
    • Late model VC V8's were fitted with front discs as standard
    • Front: 9 inch x 2 1/2" (228.6 mm) drums or 11" (279.4 mm) disc with 2 piston calliper
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster PBR VH24 standard on V8, optional on 6 cylinder models
  • Wheels (Steel disc with safety rims):
    • 6 cylinder
      • Sedan and Utility: 14" x 4.5" J
      • Wagon: 14" x 5" J
    • V8
      • Sedan and Wagon: 14" x 5" J
  • Tyres:
    • 6 cylinder
      • Sedan: 6.45 x 14 4-ply
      • Wagon: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
      • Utility: 6.50 x 14 6-ply
    • V8
      • Sedan: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
      • Wagon: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
    • Note: Regals and V8's had whitewall tyres in the applicable sizes
  • Also see:
Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
VC3-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
Manual
VC4-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
VC4-4-41
Sedan
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
VC6-P-41
Sedan
Sedan
V8
3
TorqueFlite A904LA automatic
VC3-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
Manual
VC4-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
VC4-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
VC6-P-45
Wagon
Wagon
V8
3
TorqueFlite A904LA automatic
VC3-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6
3
Manual
VC4-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6
3
TorqueFlite A904G automatic
106C
Heavy Duty Utility
Dodge
Slant 6
3
Manual
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