Holden HD Technical Specifications

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HD Holden Technical Specifications


HD Holden Station Sedan
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1965 - 1966
  • Number Built: 178,927
  • Price at Introduction: £1160 ($2320)
  • Models:
    • Standard Sedan
    • Special Sedan
    • Premier Sedan
    • Standard Station Sedan
    • Special Station Sedan
    • Premier Station Sedan
    • Panel Van
    • Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • Sedans and Station Sedans: February, 1965
    • Panel Van and Utility: July, 1965
  • To Identify:
    • New body with horizontally slatted grille split by vertical bar incorporating "HOLDEN" badge
    • Protruding front quarter panels extending past the headlights and merging with the front bumper
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedans: 179.6 inches (4569mm)
      • Station Sedan: 179.8 inches (4567mm)
    • Total Width:
      • 70 inches (1778mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Sedans: 59.1 inches (1501mm)
      • Station Sedans: 59.3 inches (1506mm)
    • Wheelbase: 106.0 inches (2692mm)
    • Front Track: 53.9 inches (1369mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Premier Sedan: 2681lb (1216kg)
    • Special Sedan: 2603lb (1181kg)
    • Standard Sedan: 2595b (1177kg)
    • Premier Station Sedan: 2833lb (1285kg)
    • Special Station Sedan: 2764lb (1254kg)
    • Standard Station Sedan: 2745lb (1245kg)
    • Hydramatic Automatic Transmission: Add +63lb (29kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.5ft (11.1 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 11.5 gallons (53.3 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Water Temperature warning lamp (except X2)
    • Water Temperature gauge (X2 only)
    • Oil warning lamp (except X2)
    • Oil pressure gauge (X2 only)
    • Generator warning lamp
    • Ammeter (X2 only)
    • Turn Signal lamps
    • High Beam warning lamp
  • 2.45 "Low Compression" Engine:
    • Capacity: 2450cc 149 cubic inches (2.442 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.25 x 3.00 inches (82.5 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 95bhp (71kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 135lb-ft (183Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 7.7:1
  • 2.45 "High Compression" Engine:
    • Capacity: 2450cc 149 cubic inches (2.442 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.25 x 3.00 inches (82.5 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 100bhp (75kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 145lb-ft (197Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 2.95 "179" Engine:
    • Capacity: 2950cc 179 cubic inches (2.934 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.563 x 3.00 inches (90.5 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 115bhp (86kw) at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 175lb-ft (237Nm) at 1600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 2.95 "179" X2 Engine:
    • Capacity: 2950cc 179 cubic inches (2.934 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: 2 single barrel Strombergs
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.563 x 3.00 inches (90.5 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 140bhp (104kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 178lb-ft (241Nm) at 2200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt 9 plate battery with 44 amp-hour capacity at 20 hour rating of 35 amps
    • Alternator
    • Coil and distributor integral centrifrugal and vacuum type advance control
  • Exhaust:
    • Welded steel tube, unrestricted reverse flow muffler
  • Manual Transmission (3 speed):
    • 1st: 2.99:1
    • 2nd: 1.59:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.99:1
  • Powerglide Automatic Transmission (2 speed):
    • 1st: 1.82:1
    • 2nd: 1.1:1
    • Reverse: 1.82:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH diaphragm single dry plate
    • Belleville diaphragm
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.55:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • "149" six-cylinder engine with three speed manual or Powerglide 2 speed automatic
    • "179" six-cylinder engine with three speed manual or Powerglide 2 speed automatic
    • X2 "179" six-cylinder engine with three speed manual or Powerglide 2 speed automatic
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 149 "Low Compression" HD Standard Sedan Manual:
      • 1st: 32 mph (51 km/h)
      • 2nd: 68 mph (109 km/h)
      • 3rd: 85 mph (137 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 15.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 20.2 seconds
    • 149 "High Compression" HD Standard Sedan Manual:
      • 1st: 40 mph (64 km/h)
      • 2nd: 69 mph (111 km/h)
      • 3rd: 93 mph (149 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.3 seconds
    • 179 X2 HD Standard Sedan Manual:
      • 1st: 31 mph (50 km/h)
      • 2nd: 60 mph (97 km/h)
      • 3rd: 99 mph (157 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 11.6 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.5 seconds
    • 179 X2 HD Special Sedan Manual:
      • 1st: 33 mph (53 km/h)
      • 2nd: 65 mph (105 km/h)
      • 3rd: 97 mph (157 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 12.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.9 seconds
    • 179 X2 HD Premier Powerglide Automatic:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 93.2 mph (150 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 11.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.3 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Short and long arm independent type with coil springs. Stabiliser bar. Direct acting tubular telescopic shocks
    • Rear: Semi-elliptic springs, four leaves on Sedan, five leaves on Station Sedan. Direct acting tubular telescopic shocks
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 16.8:1
    • Optional Power Assisted steering available
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums, Disc brakes optional
    • Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Demountable disc wheels
  • Tyres:
    • Tubeless 6.40 x 13 four-ply, six-ply optional on Station Sedans and Premier models. Safety rims



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