Chrysler Valiant Rustler, 1974 MY ZA

This automobile has a 2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie body style with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 3.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that develops 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 290 N·m (214 lb·ft/29.6 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels. The Chrysler Valiant Rustler weighs a claimed 1474 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Chrysler Valiant Rustler, 1974 MY ZA information summary

What body style?
2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie with 2/3 seats
How long?
4940 mm
How heavy?
1474 kg
What size engine?
3.7 litre, 3687 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
290 Nm / 214 ft.lb / 29.6 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chrysler Valiant models

Chrysler Valiant Rebel -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3A 3687 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3687 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
1974 Chrysler Valiant Rustler data
Applicable to the South African domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2/3 seater light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2819 mm 111 inches
Track/tread (front) 1481 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1492 mm 58.7 inches
Length 4940 mm 194.5 inches
Width 1885 mm 74.2 inches
Height 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1474 kg 3250 lb
Weight distribution 46 % front
fuel tank capacity 82 litres 18 UK Gal 21.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.7 litre
3687 cc
(224.995 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86.4 × 104.8 mm
3.4 × 4.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE gross)
147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE gross)
39.3 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE gross)
290 Nm (214 ft·lb) (29.6 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE gross)
78.65 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 988.4 kPa (143.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 614.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 99.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.63 kg/kW
22.77 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 5.300
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 14
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14
Tyres front 7.75 x 14
Tyres rear 7.75 x 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 228 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID246378
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 27.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Chrysler Valiant Rustler added 2011-06-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.