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Chrysler Valiant VK
  • Years of Manufacture:

    1975 - 1976
  • Number Built:

    20,555
  • Price at Introduction:

    • Ranger: $5310
    • Charger 265: $6191
    • Charger 770: $6783
    • Chrysler V8: $8784
  • Models:

    • Ranger Sedan
    • Ranger Wagon
    • Charger XL
    • Charger 770
    • Regal Sedan
    • Regal Wagon
    • Chrysler Sedan
    • Dodge Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:

    • October 1975
  • 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: 196.6 inches (4994 mm)
      • Charger: 179.5 inches (4559 mm)
      • Wagon: 197.3 inches (5011 mm)
      • Utility: 194.3 inches (4935 mm)
    • Total width: 74.2 inches (1885 mm)
    • Height at kerb weight
      • Sedan: 55.4 inches (1407 mm)
      • Charger: 54.1 (1374 mm)
      • Wagon: 55.8 inches (1417 mm)
      • Utility: 55.2 inches (1402 mm)
      • Chrysler Sedan: 55.5 (1410 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: 2970 lb (1347 kg)
      • Wagon: 3210 lb (1456 kg)
      • Chrysler: 3375 lb (1531 kg)
      • Ute: 2904 lb (1317 kg)
      • Charger: 2881 lb (1307 kg)
    • 318 V8
      • Sedan: 3093 lb (1403 kg)
      • Wagon: 3333 lb (1512 kg)
      • Charger: 3004 lb (1363 kg)
    • 360 V8
      • Chrysler: 3510 lb (1592 kg)
      • Charger: 3130 lb (1420 kg)
    • Add 85 lb (23 kg) for Regal
    • Add 40 lb (18 kg) for power steering
    • Add 75 lb (34 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
      • 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
      • 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
  • Rear Axle Ratio:

    • Hemi 6 and 318 V8: 2.92:1
    • 360 V8: 2.77:1 (4 pinion assembly)
    • Optional suregrip for 6 cylinder cars 3.23:1
  • Hemi 215 engine (to 30.06.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • 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 (to 30.06.1976):

    • 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: 2-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.76 x 3.68 inches (95.504 x 93.472 mm)
    • Power: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • 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

Also see:

  • Hemi 245 LC and HC engine (from 01.07.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio
      • LC: 7.6:1
      • HC: 9.0:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 24° BTC
        • closes: 52° 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 engine (to 30.06.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • 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 engine (from 01.07.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
    • Valve Timing
      • Intake
        • opens: 24° BTC
        • closes: 52° 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
  • 318 V8 (to 30.06.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • 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
  • 318 V8 (from 01.07.1976):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
    • 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 (to 30.06.1976 - then discontinued):

    • 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: n/a
    • Torque: n/a
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
    • 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
  • 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
        • Wagon, Regal, Charger 770, Chrysler and S14 Opt: .88"
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
      • Torsion bars .841" 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: 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
    • K12, K13 and K16 options: 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: 11 inch ventilated disc with single piston, sliding head calliper
    • Rear: 9 inch x 2" (228.6 mm) drums
    • Booster: Girling FD50 standard all models
  • 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:

    • Ranger, Charger XL: 6.95L x 14 4-ply
    • Regal sedan and wagon, Charger 770: 185SR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Ranger Wagon: F78S x 14 4-ply
    • Chrysler: F78S x 14 4-ply
    • W35's: E70HR x 14 Radial Ply
    • Utility: F78S 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)
Engine/Transmission Combinations by Body Code
Body Code
Body Style
Model
Engine
Speeds
Transmission
VK1-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
Manual
VK2-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK3-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VK4-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK6-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VK7-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VK8-M-41
Sedan
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK4-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK6-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VK7-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VJ8-H-41
Sedan
Regal
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic

VK1-M-29

Coupe
Charger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
Manual
VK2-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK3-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VK4-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK7-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VK8-M-29
Coupe
Charger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK3-D-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VK4-D-29
Coupe
Charger 770
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK6-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VK7-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VK8-D-29
Coupe
Charger XL
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK1-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
Manual
VK2-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK3-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VK4-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK6-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VK7-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VK8-M-45
Wagon
Ranger
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK4-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VJ6-H-45
Wagon
Regal
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic
VK8-H-45
Wagon
Regal
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK1-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
Manual
VK2-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 215/245 LC
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK3-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 245
3
Manual
VK4-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 245
3
TorqueFlite automatic
VK7-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 265
3
Manual
VK8-L-22
Utility
Dodge
Hemi 265
3
TorqueFlite automatic
CK6-P-41
Sedan
Chrysler
V8 360
3
TorqueFlite A727 automatic
CK6-P-41
Sedan
Chrysler
V8 318
3
TorqueFlite A904 automatic (from 01.07.1976)
CK8-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
Note 3: Chrysler by Chrysler V8 360 replaced by 318 from 1st July due to emission regulations
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