Holden Torana LJ Technical Specifications

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Holden Torana LJ Technical Specifications


Holden LJ Torana
Holden LJ Torana
Torana LJ brochure
Holden LJ Torana 2 & 4 Door
Torana LJ 2 & 4 Door 6 cylinder
Holden LJ Torana 4 Door SL
Torana LJ 4 Door SL
Holden LJ Torana 4 Cylinder
Torana LJ 4L 1200/1300 Deluxe
Holden LJ Torana 4 Cylinder
Torana LJ 4L 1600 OHC Deluxe
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1972 - 1974 (TA 1975)
  • Number Built: 81,453 (1,667 XU-1's)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Torana 1200 2 door: $2050
    • Torana 1300 DeLuxe 2 door: $2260
    • Torana 1300 DeLuxe 4 door: $2385
    • Torana 6 2250 S 2 door: $2515
    • Torana 6 2250 S 4 door: $2665
    • Torana 6 2250 SL 4 door: $2810
    • Torana GTR 3300: $3165
  • Models:
    • Torana 2 door
    • Torana S 2 and 4 door
    • Torana DeLuxe 2 and 4 door
    • Torana SL 4 door
    • Torana GTR 2 door
    • Torana GTR XU-1 2 door
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • February, 1972
    • 1760cc engine: October, 1972
    • 3300cc engine: February, 1973
  • To Identify:
    • Same body style as LC but with new look HQ style grille
    • Grille apeture narrowed to allow seperate recessing of headlights into front fenders
    • New side mouldings
    • Wrap around tail lights divided into three segments
    • GTR XU-1
      • Blacked out grille, upper door frames, headlight bevels, rear of spoiler, tail-light and boot lid area as well as lower flanks to car
      • Fibreglass rear spoiler and steel front spoiler fitted
      • Three slanted vertical louvres in lower section of front guards
      • GTR XU-1 decals
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Four cylinder: 4120mm
      • Six cylinder: 4387mm
    • Total Width (all models):
      • 1544mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • All excluding GTR: 1354mm
      • GTR and GTR XU-1: 1436mm
    • Wheelbase:
      • Four cylinder: 2433mm
      • Six cylinder: 2540mm
    • Front Track:
      • Four cylinder: 1303mm
      • Six cylinder: 1316mm
      • GTR and GTR XU-1: 1326mm
    • Rear Track:
      • Four cylinder: 1295mm
      • Six cylinder: 1290mm
      • GTR and GTR XU-1: 1301mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Four cylinder:
      • Two door: 856kg
      • Four door: 878kg
    • Six cylinder:
      • Two door: 1042kg
      • Four door: 1061kg
      • GTR and GTR XU-1: 1100kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • Four cylinder: 9.5 metres
    • Six cylinder: 11 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 1200 and 1300 models: 36.4 litres
    • 1600 and 6 cylinder models: 46 litres
    • XU-1: 77 litres
  • Instruments:
    • GTR:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Oil pressure gauge
      • Temperature gauge
      • Ammeter
      • Tachometer
  • 1200 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 70.7ci 1159cc
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single Zenith downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 77.7mm x 61.0mm
    • Power: 56bhp (42kw) at 5400rpm
    • Torque: 89.8Nm at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • 1300 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 76.5ci 1159cc
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single Zenith downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 80.9mm x 61mm
    • Power: 63bhp (47kw) at 5400rpm
    • Torque: 95.8Nm at 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • 1600 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 97.5ci 1599cc
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single Zenith downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 85.7mm x 69.2mm
    • Power: 80bhp (60kw) at 5500rpm
    • Torque: 129.6Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • 138 6 cylinder :
    • Capacity: 138ci 2250cc 2.263 litre
    • 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: 79.4 x 76.2mm
    • Power: 95bhp (70.9kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 162Nm at 1600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 161 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 161ci 2640cc 2.834 litre
    • 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: 88.9 x 76.2mm
    • Power: 118bhp (88.0kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 226.8Nm at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 202 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 201.9ci 3050cc 3.310 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv
    • Fuel System: Single Bendix-Stromberg downdraught carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 135bhp (101kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (261.9Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 202 XU-1 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 201.9ci 3050cc 3.310 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, high performance camshaft, exhaust valves and springs
    • Fuel System: Triple 175 CD2-S Stromberg sidedraught carburettors and low restriction air cleaners
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 190bhp (141.7kw) at 5600rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (270Nm) at 4000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
  • 202 XU-1 6 cylinder as fitted to 1972 Bathurst model:
    • Capacity: 201.9ci 3050cc 3.310 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, high performance "HX" camshaft, exhaust valves and springs
    • Fuel System: Triple 175 CD2-S Stromberg sidedraught carburettors and low restriction air cleaners
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 190bhp (142kw) at 5600rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (270Nm) at 4000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
  • 202 XU-1 6 cylinder as fitted to 1973 Bathurst model:
    • Capacity: 201.9ci 3050cc 3.310 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, high performance "HX" camshaft, larger exhaust valves and springs, modified head
    • Fuel System: Triple 175 CD2-S Stromberg sidedraught carburettors and low restriction air cleaners
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 190bhp (142kw) at 5600rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (270Nm) at 4000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt with 40 amp alternator on 4 cylinder models, 48 amp on 6 cylinder models, 44 amp on GTR XU-1
    • Coil and distributor ignition on all models
  • Exhaust:
    • Cast iron manifold and single exhaust
    • XU-1: Twin manifolds, two inch system and sports muffler
    • XU-1 Bathurst: Modified exhaust pipes and muffler
  • 4 speed 1200 and 1300 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.46:1
    • 2nd: 2.21:1
    • 3rd: 1.40:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.71:1
  • 4 speed "1600" Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.78:1
    • 2nd: 1.98:1
    • 3rd: 1.41:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.06:1
  • 3 speed 6 cylinder Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • 4 speed 6 cylinder Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 4 speed M21 GTR and GTR XU-1 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.25:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • M21 4 speed GTR XU-1 1973 Bathurst Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54/2.54/2.32:1
    • 2nd: 1.83/1.83/1.65:1
    • 3rd: 1.25/1.38/1.25:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.40:1
    • 2nd: 1.48:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.92:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate diaphram spring actuation type
    • Strengthened for GTR XU-1 Bathurst model
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 71ci engine: 3.89:1
    • Series 70 and 1600 engine: 4.125:1
    • Manual S, SL and GTR: 3.08:1
    • TriMatic S and SL: 2.78:1
    • XU-1: 3.36:1 (3.08:1 optional)
    • Limited slip differential standard on XU-1, optional on all other models
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 1600 OHC 4 cylinder 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 34 mph (55 km/h)
      • 2nd: 49 mph (79 km/h)
      • 3rd: 70 mph (113 km/h)
      • 4th: 85 mph (137 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 17.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 20.5 seconds
    • 202ci 3.3 litre 6 cylinder GTR XU-1 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 55 mph (89 km/h)
      • 2nd: 72 mph (116 km/h)
      • 3rd: 98 mph (158 km/h)
      • 4th: 121 mph (194 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 8.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.8 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent short and long arm type with coil springs and rubber bump stops. One piece stabiliser bar fitted to GTR. Hydraulic double acting telescopic shocks. Spring rates revised for XU-1 '72 Bathurst
    • Rear: Four link type with rubber-bushed suspension arms and coil springs. Hydraulic double acting telescopic shocks. Spring rates revised for XU-1 '72 Bathurst
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion
  • Brakes:
    • 1200 4 cylinder and S, SL 6 cylinder models:
      • Front: 8.0 inch (203mm) drums standard, 8.4 inch (213.4mm) discs optional
      • Rear: 8 inch (203mm) drums
    • 1300 and 1600 4 cylinder models:
      • Front: 8.4 inch (213.4mm) discs standard
      • Rear: 8 inch (203mm) drums
    • 6 cylinder models (excluding GTR):
      • Front: 8.4 inch (213.4mm) discs standard
      • Rear: 9 inch (229mm) drums
    • GTR and GTR XU-1:
      • Front: 10 inch (254mm) discs standard (Note: XU-1 models had the dust shields removed)
      • Rear: 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • 4 cylinder models: 4.00J x 12
    • 6 cylinder models: 4.50JJ x 13
    • GTR and GTR XU-1: 5.50JJ x 13
    • GTR XU-1 '72 Bathurst: 6x13 alloy Globe Sprintmaster
  • Tyres:
    • Torana 1200: Tubeless 5.50x12 crossplies
    • Torana 1300 and 1600: Tubeless 6.20L12 crossplies
    • 6 cylinder models (excluding GTR): Tubeless A78L13 crossplies
    • GTR and GTR XU-1 models: Tubeless B70H13 red band crossplies



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