Holden HJ Technical Specifications

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Holden HJ Technical Specifications


HJ Holden Kingswood Sedan
HJ Holden GTS Monaro 4 Door
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1974 - 1976
  • Number Built: 176,202
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Belmont 6 cylinder: $3594
    • Statesman: $4748
  • Models:
    • Holden Utility
    • Holden Panel Van
    • Belmont Sedan
    • Belmont Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Sedan
    • Kingswood Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Utility
    • Kingswood Sandman Utility
    • Premier Sedan
    • Premier Station Wagon
    • Holden Chassis and Cab
    • Monaro Coupe
    • Monaro GTS Coupe
    • Monaro LS (Luxury Sports)
    • Monaro GTS Sedan
    • Statesman DeVille Sedan
    • Statesman Caprice Sedan
    • Sandman Utility
    • Sandman Panel Van
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • All models except Statesman: 3rd October, 1974
    • Statesman DeVille and Caprice: 31st October, 1974
    • Kingswood Deluxe: July, 1975
    • Kingswood Vacationer II: November, 1975
  • To Identify:
    • Similar body to HQ, particularly when seen in profile
    • Continued theme of headlights seperated from grille, however grille now raised rather than recessed
    • Vertical front wrap-around turn indicators mounted above front bumper
    • Wrap-around rear tail-lights integrated into rear quarter-panels
    • Premier and Statesman feature twin headlight configuration in surrounds that span the indicators and grille
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Belmont, Kingswood and Monaro GTS Sedans: 190.5 inches (4839mm)
      • Premier Sedan, Monaro LS Coupe and Monaro GTS Coupe: 191.0 (4851mm)
      • Belmont and Kingswood Station Wagons: 192.5 inches (4890mm)
      • Premier Station Wagon: 193.0 inches (4902mm)
      • Statesman De Ville and Caprice: 198 inches (5029mm)
    • Total Width:
      • Belmont and Monaro GTS Sedans: 73.8 inches (1875mm)
      • Kingswood and Premier Sedans: 74.1 inches (1882mm)
      • Monaro LS Coupe: 74.2 inches (1885mm)
      • Monaro GTS Coupe: 73.9 inches (1877mm)
      • Belmont Station Wagon: 73.8 inches (1877mm)
      • Kingswood and Premier Station Wagon: 74.1 inches (1882mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 74.0 inches (1880mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Belmont Sedan: 54.3 inches (1379mm)
      • Kingswood Sedan: 54.1 inches (1374mm)
      • Premier Sedan: 54.4 inches (1382mm)
      • Monaro GTS Sedan: 53.8 inches (1367mm)
      • Monaro LS Coupe: 53.9 inches (1369mm)
      • Monaro GTS Coupe: 53.3 inches (1354mm)
      • Belmont and Kingswood Station Wagons: 55.3 inches (1405mm)
      • Premier Station Wagon: 55.1 inches (1400mm)
      • Statesman De Ville and Caprice: 54.3 inches (1379mm)
    • Wheelbase:
      • Sedan and Monaro Coupe: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
      • Station Wagon and Statesman De Ville: 114.0 inches (2896mm)
    • Front Track:
      • Sedans, Monaro LS, Station Wagons: 60.2 inches (1529mm)
      • Monaro GTS: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
    • Rear Track:
      • Sedans, Monaro LS, Station Wagons: 60.2 inches (1529mm)
      • Monaro GTS: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Belmont Sedan: 2921lb (1325kg)
    • Kingswood Sedan: 2965lb (1345kg)
    • Premier Sedan: 3061lb (1388kg)
    • Monaro Sedan: 3170lb (1438kg)
    • Monaro LS Coupe: 3062lb (1389kg)
    • Monaro GTS: 3178lb (1442kg)
    • Belmont Station Wagon: 3119lb (1415kg)
    • Kingswood Station Wagon: 3151lb (1429kg)
    • Premier Station Wagon: 3238lb (1469kg)
    • For V8 engine, add 90lb (41kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • Sedans: 39ft (11.9 metres)
    • Station Wagons: 40ft (12.2 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 16.0 gallons (72.7 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • Holden Commercials, Belmont, Kingswood, Premier, Monaro LS:
      • Speedometer (to 200 km/h) with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Brake System Failure warning lamp
      • High Beam indicator
      • Turn signal indicators
      • Water Temperature warning (Belmont and Kingswood only)
      • Clock and Water Temperature gauge (Premier and Monaro LS only)
      • Oil pressure warning lamp
      • Generator charge warning lamp
      • 5 position ignition/starter switch
      • Main light switch
      • Windshield wiper/washer switch
      • Lockable glovebox
    • Monaro GTS as above, but with the addition of the following:
      • Oil pressure gauge
      • Water Temperature gauge
      • Battery Charge indicator
      • Clock
      • Tachometer
      • Speedometer re-calibrated to 220 km/h top speed indication
  • 2.84 173 Engine:
    • Capacity: 173 cubic inches (2.834 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: 3.50 x 3.00 inches (88.9 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 118bhp (88kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 168lb-ft (228Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 3.3 202 Engine:
    • Capacity: 202 cubic inches (3.310 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: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.0 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 135bhp (101kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (263Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 253 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 cubic inches (4.146 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Twin barrel Bendix-Stromberg carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.062 inches (92.0 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 185bhp (138kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 262lb-ft (355Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 308 5 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 308 cubic inches (5.044 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Four barrel Rochester Quadrajet type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.06 inches (101.6 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (179kw) at 4800rpm
    • Torque: 315lb-ft (427Nm) at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
  • Engine Prefix:
    • 173 LC 2850: QE
    • 173 HC 2850: QD
    • 202 LC 3300: QM
    • 202 HC 3300: QL
    • 253 LC 4200: QS
    • 253 HC 4200: QR
    • 308 5000: QT
    • Statesman engines prefixed by '11'
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt with 35 amp alternator and pre-engaged drive starter motor
    • Coil and distributor
  • Exhaust:
  • Manual Transmission (3 speed on 6 cylinder 2850 and 3300):
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed 253 4.2 litre V8):
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed floor shift for 308 V8):
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission (3 speed for six cylinder and 253 V8):
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Turbo-Hydramatic 400 Automatic Transmission (308 V8):
    • 1st: 2.48:1
    • 2nd: 1.48:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.08:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH diaphragm single dry plate
    • Belleville diaphragm
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 173 2.85 litre Six cylinder three speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.90:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 173 2.85 litre Six cylinder four speed wide-ratio manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.90:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 173 2.85 litre Six cylinder Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder three speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder four speed wide-ratio manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 253 4.2 litre V8 three and four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 253 V8 Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 5.0 litre V8 "High Performance" four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 5.0 litre V8 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission (excluding GTS):
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 5.0 litre V8 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission (GTS only):
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Economy option: 2.78:1
  • Engine Combinations:
    • 173 standard on Belmont only, with 3 speed manual and optional four speed manual, four speed wide-ratio manual or Tri-Matic automatic
    • 202 standard on Kingswood, Premier and Monaro LS, optional on Belmont. Three speed manual standard on Kingswood, optional four speed manual, four speed wide-ratio manual or Tri-Matic automatic. Tri-Matic standard on Premier and Monaro LS
    • 253 V8 standard on Monaro GTS 2 and 4 door models, and optional on all lower spec model. Standard with 3 speed manual (except GTS with 4 speed manual) and optional four speed manual or Tri-Matic automatic
    • 308 V8 optional on all models, with "High Performance" 4 speed manual as standard, and Turbo-Hydramatic automatic as option
  • Transmission Combinations:
    • Manual:
      • 3 speed column change standard on Belmont and Kingswood
      • 4 speed floor mounted transmission optional, centre console optional on Kingswood
      • Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS
    • Automatic:
      • Tri-Matic 3 speed automatic standard on Premier and Monaro LS, optional on all other models excluding Monaro GTS 308
      • Turbo-Hydramatic automatic optional on Monaro GTS 308
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 202 HJ Kingswood Station Wagon with three speed manual:
      • 1st: 35 mph (57 km/h)
      • 2nd: 62 mph (100 km/h)
      • 3rd: n/a
      • 0-100 km/h: 14.6 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 21.5 seconds
    • 202 HJ Kingswood Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 41 mph (65 km/h)
      • 2nd: 64 mph (103 km/h)
      • 3rd: 87 mph (142 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.2 seconds
    • 253 HJ Premier Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 56 mph (90 km/h)
      • 2nd: 83 mph (134 km/h)
      • 3rd: n/a
      • 0-100 km/h: 14.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.3 seconds
    • 308 V8 HJ Monaro GTS four-door Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 56 mph (90 km/h)
      • 2nd: 91 mph (147 km/h)
      • 3rd: 113 mph (182 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 10.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.1 seconds
    • 308 V8 Statesman Caprice Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 82 mph (132 km/h)
      • 3rd: 113 mph (182 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 13.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.9 seconds
    • 308 V8 Statesman Caprice Turbo-Hydramatic automatic:
      • 1st: 56 mph (90 km/h)
      • 2nd: 93 mph (150 km/h)
      • 3rd: 112 mph (180 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.6 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent SLA type, coil springs, stabiliser bar and direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
    • Rear: Live axle, four link system with coil springs and direct acting shocks.
  • Steering:
    • Energy absorbing steering column and shaft
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1 with 16:1 available as an option
    • Optional power assisted variable ratio with hydraulic pump available to all models, standard ratio 17.5:1, Max 11.0:1
    • Standard steering wheel is two spoked oval design
    • GTS fitted with three spoked circular steering wheel
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10.9 inch (276mm) power assisted ventilated discs standard on all models excluding Belmont.
    • Belmont and Commercials fitted with 10.0 inch (254mm) drums
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Short spoke steel disc wheels fitted to all models excluding GTS, which was fitted with five spoke pressed steel type slotted rally wheels
    • All models except Monaro GTS: 5.00JJ x 14
    • Monaro GTS: 6.00JJ x 14
  • Tyres:
    • Belmont: 6.95 L14 4 P/R
    • Kingswood: C 78 L14 4 P/R
    • Premier, Monaro LS: E78 L14 4 P/R
    • Monaro GTS: ER14 (Radial)
    • Station Wagons: E78 L14 4 P/R
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