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VJ CJ Valiant Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1973 - 1975
  • Number Built: 90,865
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 215 Valiant Sedan: $2849
    • 245 Regal Sedan: $3600
    • Chrysler: $4925
    • Charger 215: $2970
    • Charger 770: $3995
    • Regal Hardtop: $3765
    • Dodge Ute: $2565
    • Valiant Ute: $2640
  • Models:
    • Valiant Sedan
    • Ranger Sedan
    • Ranger Wagon
    • Regal Hardtop
    • Charger
    • Regal Sedan
    • Regal Wagon
    • Chrysler Sedan
    • Dodge Utility
    • Valiant Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • April 1973
  • To Identify:
    • New grille with pillar effect
    • 178mm round headlights
    • Improved trim and larger range of colours
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedan: 192.8 inches (4897 mm)
      • Hardtop: 199.8 inches (5075 mm)
      • Charger: 179.6 inches (4562 mm)
      • Wagon: 197.3 inches (5011 mm)
      • Utility: 194.3 inches (4935 mm)
      • Chrysler Sedan: 196.7 (4996 mm)
      • Chrysler Hardtop: 196.7 (4996 mm)
    • Total width: 74.2 inches (1885 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight
      • Sedan: 55.9 inches (1420 mm)
      • Hardtop: 55.2 inches (1402 mm)
      • Charger: 54.5 (1384 mm)
      • Wagon: 58.2 inches (1478 mm)
      • Utility: 56.6 inches (1438 mm)
      • Chrysler Sedan: 56.2 (1427 mm)
    • Wheelbase
      • Sedan: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Hardtop: 115 inches (2921 mm)
      • Charger: 105 (2667 mm)
      • Wagon: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Utility: 111 inches (2819 mm)
      • Chrysler Sedan: 115 (2921 mm)
    • Front Track: 58.32 inches (1481 mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.72 inches (1491 mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Hemi 6
      • Sedan: 3090 lb (1402 kg)
      • Wagon: 3310 lb (1501 kg)
      • Chrysler: 3370 lb (1529 kg)
      • Hardtop: 3120 lb (1415 kg)
      • Ute: 3035 lb (1377 kg)
      • Charger: 2970 lb (1347 kg)
    • V8
      • Sedan: 3350 lb (1520 kg)
      • Wagon: 3510 lb (1592 kg)
      • Chrysler: 3570 lb (1619 kg)
      • Hardtop: 3335 lb (1513 kg)
      • Charger 340: 3230 lb (1465 kg)
      • Charger 360: 3250 lb (1474 kg)
    • Add 50 lb (23 kg) for Regal
    • Add 40 lb (18 kg) for power steering
    • Add 100 lb (45 kg) for air-conditioning
    • V8 340 and 360 were fitted with the A727 Torqueflite rather than the smaller and lighter A904
  • 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 (1973)
      • 1st: 2.82:1
      • 2nd: 1.84:1
      • 3rd: 1.32:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.56:1
    • 4 Speed Manual (1974 onward)
      • 1st: 3.32:1
      • 2nd: 2.00:1
      • 3rd: 1.43:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.00:1
    • A904/727 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 1/2" Single-plate, dry disc, diaphragm type spring driven
    • Note: Six Pack E48 and E49 fitted with 9" twin-plate
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Hemi 215: 3.23:1 optional 3.70:1
    • Hemi 245, 265 and 318 V8: 2.92:1
    • 340 V8: 2.92:1 (4 pinion assembly)
    • 360 V8: 2.77:1 (4 pinion assembly)
    • E48 and E49: Suregrip 3.27:1 (model 88 heavy duty differential)
    • Optional suregrip for 6 cylinder cars 3.23:1
    • Optional suregrip for 215 Hemi: 3.70:1
  • 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: 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 4400 rpm
    • Torque: 235 lb-ft (319 Nm) at 1800 rpm
    • 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: 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: 203 bhp (151 kW) at 4800 rpm
    • Torque: 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) at 3000 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: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Hemi 265 E48 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: 3 x 2 barrel side-draft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.91 x 3.68 inches (99.314 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: 270 bhp (201 kW) at 5000 rpm
    • Torque: 318 lb-ft (431 Nm) at 3700 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
    • 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: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
  • Hemi 265 E49 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: 3 x 2 barrel 45 DCOE Weber side-draft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.91 x 3.68 inches (99.314 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: 302 bhp (225 kW) at 5600 rpm
    • Torque: 325 lb-ft (441 Nm) at 4100 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 40° BTC
        • closes: 88° ABC
        • duration: 308°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 80° BBC
        • closes: 48° ATC
        • duration: 308°
    • Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
    • Radiator Capacity: 24 pints
    • Oil Pan
      • Without filter: 6.6 pints
      • With filter: 8.3 pints
    • Other modifications included
      • Shot-penned larger section con-rods
      • increased piston-skirt-to-bore clearance
      • Fully floating pistin pin
      • Molybdenum fitted top and intermediate piston rings
      • Shot-peened crankshaft
      • Shot-penned valve springs
      • Tri-metal big end bearings
      • Windage tray
      • Large vibration dampers
      • Aluminium intake manifold
      • Unsilenced air filters
      • Dual outlet tuned-length extractors
      • Finned cast alloy rocker cover
      • Dual plate clutch
  • 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: 230 bhp (172 kW) at 4400 rpm
    • Torque: 340 lb-ft (461 Nm) at 2400 rpm
    • 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
  • 360 V8:
    • Capacity: 360 cubic inches (5.9 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: Holley two barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.58 inches (101.6 x 90.932 mm)
    • Power: 255 bhp (190 kW) at 4400 rpm
    • Torque: 360 lb-ft (488 Nm) at 2400 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 16° BTC
        • closes: 56° ABC
        • duration: 252°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 60° BBC
        • closes: 16° ATC
        • duration: 256°
    • 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
  • 340 E55 V8:
    • Capacity: 340 cubic inches (5.6 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: Single 4-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.04 x 3.31 inches (102.616 x 84.074 mm)
    • Power: 275 bhp (205 kW) at 5000rpm
    • Torque: 340 lb-ft (461 Nm) at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 22 ° BTC
        • closes: 66° ABC
        • duration: 268°
      • Exhaust
        • opens: 74 ° BBC
        • closes: 22 ° ATC
        • duration: 276°
    • 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, 45 amp hr battery
    • 35 amp Alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front:
      • Independent by torsion bars
      • Unequal length control arms
      • Anti roll bar .88" for wagons, Regal, Charger 770, Chrysler
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
      • Torsion bars .85" 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 and Hardtop: 4 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Wagon and Chrysler: 5 leaves 55" x 2 1/2"
      • Utility: 7 leaves 55" x 2 1/2" dual rate
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1
    • R/T with A84 or A87 option: 16:1
    • Power Steering
      • Recirculating ball with integral power cylinders (co-axial)
      • Ratio: 15.7:1
    • Turns lock-to-lock: 4.0
  • Brakes:
    • Tandem/divided master cylinder
    • Front
      • All models (except Hemi 215): 11 inch ventilated disc with single piston, sliding head calliper
      • Hemi 215: 9 inch x 2 1/2 drum with optional disc brakes as above
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster: Girling FD50 standard on Regal, Chrysler and Charger 770. Optional on all other models fitted with disc brakes. Booster becomes standard equipment during VJ production run
  • 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:
    • Valiant, Ranger, Regal: 6.95 x 14 4-ply
    • Charger 770: 185SR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Wagon: 7.35L x 14 4-ply
    • Chrysler: F78S x 14 4-ply
    • W35's: E70HR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Utility: F78 x 14 4 ply
  • Fuel Tank
    • Sedan and Wagon: 19.0 gallons (72 litres)
    • Charger: 17.5 gallons (66 litres)
    • Utility: 19.5 gallons (74 litres)
  • Also see:

Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
VJ1-L-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-L-41
Sedan
Valiant
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ1-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic

VJ1-M-29

Coupe
Charger
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ7-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 265
4
Manual
VJ8-H-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ1-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-H-45
Wagon
Regal
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ1-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ7-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-E-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ1-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 215
3
Manual
VJ2-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 215
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ3-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VJ4-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-L-22
Utility
Valiant
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VJ7-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-L-22
Utility
Valiant
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CJ6-P-41
Sedan
Chrysler
V8 360
3
TorqueFlite A727 automatic
CJ8-P-41
Sedan
Chrysler
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
Note 2: If a 340V8/A727 was optioned, the body code remained the same as for a 318V8/A904 (ie: VH6-H-29, only as Charger 770 SE 340, E55)
Note 3: The V8 360 replaced the V8 340 as the top engine option on the Charger 770 in 1974
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