Holden HT Technical Specifications

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HT Holden Kingswood Sedan
HT Holden Monaro Coupe
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1969 - 1970
  • Number Built: 183,402
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Belmont 6 cylinder: $2326
    • Brougham V8: $3988
  • Models and Pricing:
    • Belmont Sedan
    • Belmont Station Wagon
    • Belmont Panel Van
    • Belmont Utility
    • Kingswood Sedan
    • Kingswood Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Panel Van
    • Kingswood Utility
    • Premier Sedan
    • Premier Station Wagon
    • Brougham Sedan
    • Monaro Coupe
    • Monaro GTS Coupe
    • Monaro GTS 350 Coupe
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • All models except Monaro and Brougham: May, 1969
    • Monaro's and Brougham: 13th June, 1969
  • To Identify:
    • Premier and Brougham carry over HK body including flat grille treatment and centrally mounted badge
    • Other models have similar HK body but with smoothed rear guards/rear roof pillar junction and wider rear window, plus recessed horizontally slatted grille with raised centre featuring lion-and-stone badge
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedans: 184.8 inches (4694mm)
    • Total Width:
      • 71.8 inches (1824mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Sedans: 55.6 inches (1412mm)
      • Station Wagons: 56.5 inches (1435mm)
    • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
    • Front Track: 58.1 inches (1476mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.1 inches (1476mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Belmont: 2814lb (1276kg)
    • Kingswood: 2836lb (1286kg)
    • Premier: 2892lb (1312kg)
    • Monaro 161 : 2897lb (1315kg)
    • Monaro GTS '186S' 4 speed: 2947lb (1337kg)
    • For V8 engine optioned cars, add 95lb (43kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.5ft (11.1 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 16.5 gallons (75.1 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Water Temperature warning lamp
    • Oil pressure warning lamp
    • Generator charge warning lamp
    • Turn Signal lamps
    • High Beam warning lamp
    • All models available with optional instrument cluster incorporating oil pressure, ammeter and water temperature gauge
  • 2.65 161 Engine:
    • Capacity: 2640cc 161 cubic inches (2.640 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: 3.375 x 3.00 inches (85.7 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 114bhp (85kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 157lb-ft (213Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 3.05 186 Engine:
    • Capacity: 3048cc 186 cubic inches (3.048 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 3.00 inches (92.1 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 130bhp (97kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 181lb-ft (245Nm) at 1600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 3.05 186S Engine:
    • Capacity: 3048cc 186 cubic inches (3.048 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 twin barrel single downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.00 inches (92.1 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 145bhp (108kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 184lb-ft (249Nm) at 2200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 253 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 cubic inches (4.149 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 (92.1 x 77.8mm)
    • Power: 185bhp (138kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 262lb-ft (355Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
  • 307 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 307 cubic inches (5.035 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: Two barrel Rochester downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.875 x 3.25 inches (98.4 x 82.6mm)
    • Power: 210bhp (157kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 300lb-ft (407Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
  • 308 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 308 cubic inches (5.035 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 3.00 inches (101.6 x 77.8mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (179kw) at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 315lb-ft (427Nm) at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 350 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 350 cubic inches (5.740 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 3.48 inches (101.6 x 88.39mm)
    • Power: 300bhp (224kw) at 4800rpm
    • Torque: 380lb-ft (515Nm) at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.25:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and distributor
  • Exhaust:
    • Front and Rear tail pipe
    • Single combined muffler and resonator assembly
    • Heat shield fitted between muffler and floor on 186S and V8 engines
    • 307 V8 fitted with reverse flow type using a double skin shell aluminised muffler with a resonant chamber and incorporating an asbestos insulator
    • 350 V8 fitted with twin exhaust and two dual branch tail pipes
  • Manual Transmission (3 speed):
    • 1st: 2.48:1
    • 2nd: 1.36:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: n/a
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed Opel):
    • 1st: 3.43:1
    • 2nd: 2.16:1
    • 3rd: 1.37:1
    • 4th: 1.000:1
    • Reverse: 3.32:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed Chev M21):
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.80:1
    • 3rd: 1.44:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed Chev M22):
    • 1st: 2.85:1
    • 2nd: 2.02:1
    • 3rd: 1.35:1
    • 4th: 1.000:1
    • Reverse: 2.85:1
  • Powerglide Automatic Transmission (2 speed 6 cylinder):
    • 1st: 1.76:1
    • 2nd: 1.0:1
    • Reverse: 1.76:1
  • Powerglide Automatic Transmission (2 speed V8):
    • 1st: 1.82:1
    • 2nd: 1.0:1
    • Reverse: 1.82:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH diaphragm single dry plate
    • Belleville diaphragm
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Six cylinder three speed manual transmission: 3.55:1
    • 253 V8 with three speed manual transmission: 3.08:1
    • Six cylinder four speed manual transmission: 3.36:1
    • 253 V8 with four speed manual transmission: 3.08:1
    • Six cylinder Powerglide automatic: 3.36:1
    • 253 V8 and 307 V8 with Powerglide automatic: 2.78:1
    • Monaro GTS 350 manual standard: 3.36:1, economy: 3.08:1, automatic standard: 3.08:1, optional automatic: 3.36:1
  • Engine Combinations:
    • 161 standard on Belmont, Kingswood and base Monaro
    • 186 standard on Premier, optional on Belmont and Kingswood
    • 186S optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier and Monaro GTS
    • 253 V8 optional on all models
    • 307 V8 optional on all models
    • 350 V8 standard on Monaro GTS '350'
    • LSD Mandatory on V8, optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier
  • Transmission Combinations:
    • Manual:
      • 3 speed column change standard
      • Three speed synchromesh optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier
      • Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier
    • Automatic:
      • 2 speed Powerglide optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier, but mandatory on V8
      • Four speed high-performance all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS '327'
      • Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS 186S, LSD and "high performance" 4 speed manual optional
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 253 HT Monaro GTS V8 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 52 mph (84 km/h)
      • 2nd: 72 mph (116 km/h)
      • 3rd: 91 mph (146 km/h)
      • 4th: 112 mph (180 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 9.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.8 seconds
    • 308 HT Brougham V8 Powerglide automatic:
      • 1st: 80 mph (129 km/h)
      • 2nd: 103 mph (166 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.0 seconds
    • 253 HT Kingswood 3 speed manual:
      • 1st: 52 mph (84 km/h)
      • 2nd: 81 mph (120 km/h)
      • 3rd: 108 mph (174 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.0 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.3 seconds
    • 350 HT Monaro GTS V8 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 72 mph (116 km/h)
      • 3rd: 92 mph (148 km/h)
      • 4th: 125 mph (201 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.8 seconds
    • 186S HT Monaro GTS V8 2 speed Powerglide automatic:
      • 1st: 65 mph (105 km/h)
      • 2nd: 100 mph (161 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 9.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.2 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Short and long arm independent type with rubber bushed inner pivots, coil springs, stabiliser bar and direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
    • Rear: Semi-elliptic springs, three leaves on Sedan, six leaves on Station Wagons. Direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
    • Optional heavy duty front and rear springs
    • Optional "Superlift" rear shocks available that allow adjustment of vehicle when under load
  • Steering:
    • Energy absorbing steering column and shaft
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1 on Sedans
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 16.7:1 on Station Wagons
    • Optional power assisted gearing 16.7:1 available to all models
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums, 10.7 inch (271.78mm) power assisted Disc brakes optional
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Short spoke disc type, size 14 x 5.00JJ
    • Optional 6.00JJ rally wheels available fitted with either radial or D70 tyres
    • Double sided safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • Tubeless 6.95x14 four-ply low profile tyres for six cylinder sedans and wagons, and V8 sedans
    • Tubeless 7.35 L 14 4 P/R on V8 Station Wagons
    • Optional tyres include whitewalls, red band, radial and premium
  • Holden HT Monaro Colour Codes:
    • 1192-11401 / Kashmir White
    • 1185-10979 / Mirage Blue
    • 1184-10987 / Pharaoh Gold
    • 1174-10958 / Pinaroo Beige
    • 1189-10981 / Spanish Red
    • 1188-10977 / Tunisian Turquoise
  • Holden HT Monaro GTS Colour Codes:
    • 1193-11425 / Daytona Bronze Metallic
    • 1192-11401 / Kashmir White
    • 1178-11206 / Monaco Maroon Metalic (Persian Gold rally stripes instead of Warrigal Black rally stripes)
    • 1191-10976 / Monza Blue Metallic
    • 1179-10974 / Platinum Metallic
    • 1190-11429 / Sebring Orange
    • 1189-10981 / Spanish Red
    • 1194-11905 / Verdoro Green Metallic (Persian Gold rally stripes instead of WarrigalBlack rally stripes)
  • Holden Identification
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