Valiant VF Technical Specifications

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Valiant VF Technical Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1969 - 1970
  • Number Built: 52,944
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Sedan: $2598
    • Regal 770 Sedan: $3628
    • Hardtop: $2898
    • Regal 770 Hardtop: $3838
    • VIP Sedan: $3598
    • VIP V8 Sedan: $3998
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • Wagon
    • Hardtop
    • Pacer
    • Regal
    • VIP
    • Utility
    • Wayfarer Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • March 1969
  • To Identify:
    • Elegant and more sophisticated makeover of VE model
    • New grille, headlights and tail lights
    • Front turn indicators incorporated into top of front guards
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 192.3 inches (4884 mm)
      • Hardtop: 199.8 inches (5075 mm)
      • VIP: 196.3 inches (4986 mm)
      • Wagon: 192.3 inches (4884 mm)
      • Utility: 192.3 inches (4884 mm)
    • Total width: 69.7 inches (1770 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight
      • Sedan: 57.5 inches (1460 mm)
      • Hardtop: 55.5 inches (1410 mm)
      • VIP: 57.0 inches (1448 mm)
      • Wagon: 57.5 inches (1460 mm)
      • Utility: 57.5 inches (1460 mm)
    • Wheelbase
      • Sedan: 108 inches (2743 mm)
      • Hardtop: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • VIP: 112 inches (2845 mm)
      • Wagon: 108 inches (2743 mm)
      • Utility: 108 inches (2743 mm)
    • Front Track
      • Sedan: 57.9 inches (1471 mm)
      • Hardtop: 57.9 inches (1471 mm)
      • VIP: 58.5 inches (1486 mm)
      • Wagon: 57.9 inches (1471 mm)
      • Utility: 57.9 inches (1471 mm)
    • Rear Track
      • Sedan: 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
      • Hardtop: 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
      • VIP: 56.6 inches (1438 mm)
      • Wagon: 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
      • Utility: 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan
      • Manual: 2950 lb (1339 kg)
      • Automatic: 2950 lb (1339 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3060 lb (1388 kg)
      • Regal Six: 2990 lb (1356 kg)
      • Regal V8: 3100 lb (1406 kg)
      • VIP Six: 3100 lb (1442 kg)
      • VIP V8: 3250 lb (1474 kg)
    • Hardtop
      • Manual: 2960 lb (1343 kg)
      • Automatic: 2960 lb (1343 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3130 lb (1420 kg)
      • Regal Six: 3070 lb (1393 kg)
      • Regal V8: 3240 lb (1470 kg)
    • Wagon
      • Manual: 3090 lb (1401 kg)
      • Automatic: 3090 lb (1401 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3210 lb ( kg)
      • Regal Six: 3130 lb (1420 kg)
      • Regal V8: 3250 lb (1456 kg)
    • Utility
      • Manual: 2880 lb (1306 kg)
      • Automatic: 2880 lb (1306 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3000 lb (1361 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
    • 904 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 "A" or "B" Automatic
      • Torque converter coupled to 3 speed epicyclic transmission
      • Stall ratio: 2.20
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • 9 1/4" Single-plate, dry disc, diaphragm type spring driven
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Slant 6: 3.23:1
    • V8: 2.92:1
    • Optional suregrip as above and as 3.5:1 (6 only)
    • Suregrip with 2.92:1 required with V8 utility
  • Standard 145 HP "Slant 6" 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
  • High Performance 160 HP "Slant 6" 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 two-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.40 x 4.125 inches (86.36 x 104.77 mm)
    • Power: 160 bhp (119 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 220 lb-ft (298 Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 12° BTC
        • closes: 52° ABC
        • duration: 244°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 50° BBC
        • closes: 14 ° ATC
        • duration: 244°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity: 18 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Pacer High Performance 160 HP "Slant 6" 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 two-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.40 x 4.125 inches (86.36 x 104.77 mm)
    • Power: >160 bhp (>119 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: >220 lb-ft (>298 Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 12° BTC
        • closes: 52° ABC
        • duration: 244°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 50° BBC
        • closes: 14 ° ATC
        • duration: 244°
    • 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 318:
    • Capacity: 318.0 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: 210 bhp (157 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 2 ° BTC
        • closes: 58 ° ABC
        • duration: 240°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 50° BBC
        • closes: 18 ° ATC
        • duration: 248°
      • Note: Hydraulic lifters were introduced during the VE production, all subsequent V8's were manufactured as such
    • 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
  • V8 Fireball:
    • Capacity: 318.0 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: 230 bhp (172 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 340 lb-ft (461 Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • 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: 28 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Top Speed in Gears 160 HP:
    • 1st: 39 mph (63 km/h)
    • 2nd: 70 mph (113 km/h)
    • 3rd: 98 mph (158 km/h)
    • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.7 seconds
    • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.1 seconds
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front:
      • Independent by lateral, non parallel control arms and torsion bars
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
      • 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
VF3-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6 145HP
3
Manual
VF4-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A" automatic
VF6-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF7-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6 160HP
3
Manual
VF8-M-41
Sedan
Sedan
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite "B" automatic
VF7-S-41
Sedan (Pacer)
Pacer
Slant 6 Pacer 160HP
3
Manual
VF4-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A"automatic
VF6-H-41
Sedan
Regal
V8 210/230 HP **
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF8-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF6-P-41
Sedan
VIP
V8 230 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF8-P-41
Sedan
VIP
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF6-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
V8 230 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF7-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Slant 6 160HP
3
Manual
VF8-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite "B" automatic
VF6-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
V8 230 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF8-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF3-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6 145HP
3
Manual
VF4-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A"automatic
VF6-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF7-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6 160HP
3
Manual
VF8-M-45
Wagon
Wagon
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF7-S-45
Wagon
Pacer
Slant 6 Pacer 160HP
3
Manual
VF4-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A"automatic
VF6-H-45
Wagon
Regal
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF8-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite "B" automatic
VF3-E-20
Utility (Heavy Duty)
Dodge
Slant 6 145HP
3
Manual
VF3-L-20
Utility
Utility
Slant 6 145HP
3
Manual
VF4-L-20
Utility
Utility
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A"automatic
VF7-L-20
Utility
Utility
Slant 6 160HP
3
Manual
VF8-L-20
Utility
Utility
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite "B" automatic
VF4-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6 145HP
3
TorqueFlite "A"automatic
VF6-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VF7-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6 160HP
3
Manual
VF8-M-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Slant 6 160HP
3
TorqueFlite "B" automatic
** Note: The Fireball V8 was only available on VIP's, 770's or Hardtops. Sedans (other than Regal 770) and Wagons were available with the 210 horsepower 318 V8.
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