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VG Valiant Specifications

Chrysler Valiant VG
  • Years of Manufacture: 1970 - 1971
  • Number Built: 52,944
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Sedan: $2686
    • Pacer: $3229
    • Regal Automatic Sedan: $3483
    • Regal 770 V8: $3748
    • VIP V8 Sedan: $4332
  • Models:
    • Sedan
    • Wagon
    • Hardtop
    • Pacer
    • Regal
    • VIP
    • Utility (Dodge)
    • Wayfarer Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • March 1970
  • To Identify:
    • Facelift to VF model
    • Rectangular front headlights
    • Restyled rear tail lamps
  • 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: 192.5 inches (4889 mm)
      • Utility: 192.4 inches (4887 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: 2890 lb (1311 kg)
      • Automatic 6: 2890 lb (1311 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3090 lb (1402 kg)
    • Hardtop
      • Manual: 2915 lb (1322 kg)
      • Automatic 6: 2915 lb (1322 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3115 lb (1413 kg)
    • VIP
      • Automatic 6: 3020 lb (1370 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3235 lb (1467 kg)
    • Wagon
      • Manual: 3030 lb (1374 kg)
      • Automatic 6: 3030 lb (1374 kg)
      • Automatic V8: 3245 lb (1472 kg)
    • Utility
      • Manual 6: 2870 lb (1302 kg)
      • Automatic 6: 2870 lb (1302 kg)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Alternator gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual Standard
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.83:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.667:1
    • Manual Pacer
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.55:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.367:1
    • Manual A84 Track Pack
      • 1st: 2.12:1
      • 2nd: 1.43:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.64:1
    • 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 "C" or "D" Automatic (6)
      • 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
    • A84 Track Pack 9" Twin-plate
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Slant/Hemi 6: 3.23:1
    • V8: 2.92:1
    • Optional suregrip as above and as 3.5:1 (6 only)
    • Optional suregrip with A84 competition package
    • Suregrip with 4.00:1, 3.70:1 and 2.92:1
  • Standard 145 HP "Slant 6" engine:
  • Hemi 215 engine:
    • Capacity: 215 cubic inches (3.5 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: 3.52 x 3.68 inches (89.408 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: 140 bhp (104 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 200 lb-ft (271 Nm) at 1800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 12° BTC
        • closes: 56° ABC
        • duration: 248°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 54° BBC
        • closes: 10° ATC
        • duration: 244°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity
      • Without heater: 20 pints
      • With heater: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints


  • Hemi 245 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: 165 bhp (123 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 235 lb-ft (318 Nm) at 1800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 12° BTC
        • closes: 56° ABC
        • duration: 248°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 54° BBC
        • closes: 10° ATC
        • duration: 244°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity
      • Without heater: 20 pints
      • With heater: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Hemi 245 2 barrel 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 2 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.76 x 3.68 inches (95.504 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: 185 bhp (138 kW) at 4600 rpm
    • Torque: 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) at 2000 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 15° BTC
        • closes: 61 ° ABC
        • duration: 256°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 57° BBC
        • closes: 15° ATC
        • duration: 252°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity
      • Without heater: 20 pints
      • With heater: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Hemi 245 "Pacer" 2 barrel (E31) and "Pacer" 4 barrel (E34) engine:
    • Capacity: 250 cubic inches (4.1 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 AVS downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.80 x 3.68 inches (96.52 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
    • Valve Timing 2 barrel E31
      • Intake
        • opens: 14/18° BTC
        • closes: 70/74 ° ABC
        • duration: 264/272°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 58/62° BBC
        • closes: 26/30 ° ATC
        • duration: 264/272°
      • Note: While Chrysler intended the E31 to have a shorter duration camshaft, during manufacture it shared the same as that for the E34.
    • Valve Timing 4 barrel E34
      • Intake
        • opens: 18° BTC
        • closes: 74 ° ABC
        • duration: 272°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 62° BBC
        • closes: 30 ° ATC
        • duration: 272°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity
      • Without heater: 20 pints
      • With heater: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • 318 V8 Fireball:
    • 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: 230 bhp (172 kW) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 340 lb-ft (461 Nm) at 2400rpm
    • 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: 26 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Top Speed in Gears Pacer Hemi 245 HP 2 barrel:
    • 1st: 42 mph (68 km/h)
    • 2nd: 76 mph (122 km/h)
    • 3rd: 114 mph (183 km/h)
    • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.8 seconds
    • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.4 seconds
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt, 45 amp hr battery
    • 35 amp Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front:
      • Independent by torsion bars
      • Non parallel control arms
      • Anti sway bar
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
      • Torsion bars .87" x 35.8"
    • Rear
      • Live axle by asymmetrical semi elliptic leaf springs
      • Telescopic shock absorbers
      • 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
    • Turns lock-to-lock: 4.4
  • Brakes:
    • Hydraulic duo-servo drums, self adjusting, tandem/divided master cylinder, finned on V8 models
    • V8's, VIP and Pacer fitted with front discs as standard
    • Front: 9 inch x 2 1/2" (228.6 mm) drums or 11" (279.4 mm) ventilated disc with 2 piston calliper
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster FD50 standard on VIP, Regal 770 and Regal's fitted with 2 barrel Hemi or V8, available as an option across entire Valiant range
  • Wheels (Steel disc with safety rims):
    • Valiant and Regal: 14" x 5" J
    • VIP, Regal, 770 and Pacer: 14" x 5.5" J
    • Pacer A84 option: 14" x 6" J
  • Tyres:
    • 6 cylinder Valiant, Regal, VIP 6 cylinder
      • Sedan: 6.45 x 14 4-ply
      • Hardtop: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
      • Wagon: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
      • Utility: 6.50 x 14 6-ply
    • V8 Valiant, Regal and VIP's
      • Sedan: 7.35 x 14 4-ply
      • Hardtop: 7.35 x 14 4-ply
      • Wagon: 7.35 x 14 4-ply
    • Note: Regals and VIP's had whitewall tyres, Pacers had redline tyres. Radial tyres (185 x 14) were an option (option code T14) on Pacers
  • Also see:
Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
VG1-M-41
Sedan *
Valiant
Slant 6 145HP / Hemi 215
3
Manual
VG2-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite "D" automatic
VG3-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D" automatic
VG7-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG8-M-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C"automatic
VG7-S-41
Sedan (Pacer)
Pacer
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG3-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D" automatic
VG6-H-41
Sedan
Regal
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VG8-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
VG6-P-41
Sedan
VIP
V8 230 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VG8-P-41
Sedan
VIP
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
VG3-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D" automatic
VG7-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG8-M-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Hardtop
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C"automatic
VG7-S-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Pacer
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG8-S-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Pacer
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C"automatic
VG3-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D"automatic
VG6-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
V8 230 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VG8-H-23
Hardtop (2 door)
Regal
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
VG1-M-45
Wagon **
Valiant
Slant 6 145HP / Hemi 215
3
Manual
VG2-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D"automatic
VG3-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D"automatic
VG7-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG8-M-45
Wagon
Valiant
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
VG3-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D"automatic
VG6-H-45
Wagon
Regal
V8 210 HP
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VG8-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
VG1-E-20
Utility (Heavy Duty) ***
Dodge
Slant 6 145HP / Hemi 215
3
Manual
VG3-E-20
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG3-L-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VG4-L-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite "D"automatic
VG7-L-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
Manual
VG8-L-20
Utility
Wayfarer
Hemi 245 2 Barrel
3
TorqueFlite "C" automatic
* Note: Bodies 1 to 195 were 225 "Slant" bodies, 196 onwards are 215 "Hemi"
** Note: Bodies 1 to 84 were 225 "Slant" bodies, 85 onwards are 215 "Hemi"
*** Note: Bodies 1 to 133 were 225 "Slant" bodies, 134 onwards are 215 "Hemi"
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