It's been few years since I have taken part in your groups, Since then
I have bought myself 2002 KJ Jeep Cherokee Limited (Thats what they
called them in Australia) and (Australian Made) 1979 CM Chrysler
(Valiant) Regal SE with Hemi 6 265 ELB as cheaper option (when new)
than 318 V8 Fireball (in mint condition) which will be my show car for
Chrysler events here in Oz.
Daniel J. Stern might know these answers.
These quotes are after to meet strict emission
laws that came in effect in 1976 in Australia
Hemi 245 with ELB has (114kW) at 4400rpm
Hemi 265 with ELB has (124kW) at 4400rpm
318 V8 Fireball with ELB (105kW) at 4500rpm
without Air Condititioning
My questiion why was 318 V8 was such slug?
and also drinks more gas too.
In comparison to the Hemi 6's all with ELB
Also from R Series to VF 1962-1969 was the Slant 6 made in Australia at
Tonsley or Lonsdale Engine plants or imported from the US or Canada (as
it was cheaper tax to import from Canada to Australia than from the US
due to the Australia and Canada Commonwealth tax laws.)
I know for fact 273 V8 was imported from Canada in the AP6 onwards but
not sure about the Slant 6.
Like your help on some of these answers.
Thanks in advance Merv Stent
That's 152, 166 and 141 hp, for those keeping track in America, where
the, erm, "standard" system of measurement is used.
Stone-age combustion chamber and induction, low compression and
restrictive exhaust system. The cheapest way to comply with emission
regulations was to modify existing hardware rather than creating new.
So, an engine that ran very well and produced good power without
emission controls wound up strangled and sluggish when equipped
therewith halfarsedly. Same reason why the slant-6 was down to 85
athsmatic, ineffectual, pathetic horsepower (that's 63kW!) by the time
it was finally put out of its misery. It's worth noting that the 318
carried on being a slug in factory configuration until it was *finally*
given a proper redesign for 1992, with brand-new and
thoughtfully-designed combustion chambers, induction and exhaust
systems, proper engine management and higher compression. Halfway
measures get engines past their Federal certification tests, but that's
all they do...performance, driveability and economy all go right out
The Hemi-6 had more efficient combustion chambers and other systems, so
had an easier time meeting emissions requirements without
strangulation/hang-on-and-pray type emission control devices.
"ELB", for those not familiar with the Australian term, = Electronic
Lean Burn (usually just called "Lean Burn" in North America). Somehow
or another, Chrysler Australia managed to have a more successful go
with Lean Burn than their US counterparts did.
R & S models sold as 1962s, and early-production AP5s in 1963: Imported
from North America (both US and Canada)
Late AP5 through VF: Made in Australia
Thanks for taking the time to reply back,I know you are busy at car
You amaze me with your knowage of CAL and you life in the US!
I live in Australia and I it's getting very hard to find any
information on CAL thanks to Mitsubishi Australia destroying most
information all parts etc on CAL and boy parts are going though the
roof.My CM Regal SE was missing the genuine SE fuel cap with lock up
keys.For a new one cost $850 and second hand one $550 Crazy! I guess
one on it will have to do for now.I originally wanted VK 265 Charger,or
any Charger for that matter but they just don't exist! The ones on the
market in mint condition go up from
for $15,000 VH XL 245 and don't talk about R/T's.Least my Chrysler will
be kept in
Thanks in advance Merv Stent
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