Andino (Automotores 9 de Julio SA)
Automotores 9 de Julio SA was an Argentine manufacturer of automobiles . The brand name was Andino.
The company from Buenos Aires began in 1967 under the direction of Luis MG Varela with the production of automobiles that was manufactured by a dealer from the IKA-Renault brand. 1978 ended production. Total originated about 100 vehicles.
On offer were fiberglass sports cars as Andino coupes design by Luis Varela at first as the Renault GT Initially they were to be made of aluminium. The sheet metal base formed a central tube frame chassis 1.60 meters long. All components were from French parts. Independent suspension with Renault Gordini chassis . A four-cylinder engine of Renault Gordini was mounted in the rear The weight distribution was 60% rear and 40% front. The first version was from 1968 to 1970 in the range. It was based on the Renault Dauphine. The four-cylinder engine with 845 cc capacity made 80 hp at 6,800 rpm. The second version from the period from 1976 to 1978 had a Renault 12 engine with 1397 cc.As Varela Renault there was a coupe from 1970 to 1971 with the four-cylinder engine from Renault with 845 cc. Between 1977 and 1980 there was the Varela Berlinetta as a coupe. The choice was the engine of the Fiat 600 with 767 cc and the Fiat 128 with 1116 cc.
- max power (SAE) 80 hp at 6,800 rpm
- max torque (SAE) 57 1b ft, 7.9 kg m at 5,800 rpm;
- specific power 94.7 hp/l
- Fuel consumption 33.2 m/imp gal, 27.7 m/IJS gal, 8.5 1 x 100 km.
- Max speeds (l) 26.1 mph, 42 km/h, (II) 43.5 mph, 70 km/h, (III) 74.6 mph, 120 km/h, (IV) 108.7 mph, 175 km/h.
With rear wheel drive and 4-speed mechanical gearbox, with synchronized, on 2nd,3rd and 4th and gearbox ratios 1st 3.610, 2nd 2.250, 3rd 1.480, 4th 1.030 and revese 3.080 the gear lever was located in a central position. At the rear a hypoid bevel final drive with 4.375 axle ratio.For the suspension this was independent at the front with wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar and telescopic dampers the rear was alsoindependent fitted with , swinging semi-axles, trailing radius arms, coil springs, and telescopic dampers.For the steering Rack-and-pinion .And brakes fitted Disc brakes with a diameter 10.28 in, 261 mm. The electrical system was 12 V with 55 Ah battery and 560 W alternator
Gran Turismo Technical details and specifications 850
4 cylinders in line
bore and stroke 2.28 x 3.15 in, 58 x 80 mm
engine capacity 51.56 cu in, 845 cu cm
11.5 compression ratio
cast iron cylinder block
light alloy cylinder head
3 crank-shaft bearings
overhead valves, push-rods and rockers
1 side camshaft; 1 Solex 32 PIBT downdraught single barrel carburettor.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
Wheel base 88.98 in, 2,260 mm
front track 51.18 in, 1,300 mm
rear track 50.39 in, 1,280 mm
overall length 155.51 in, 3,950 mm
overall width 62.99 in, 1,600 mm
overall height 40.94 in, 1,040 mm
ground clearance 4.72 in, 120 mm
dry weight 1,279 1b, 580 kg
turning circle (between walls) 32.8 ft, 10 m
6.90 x 14 tyres
fuel tank capacity 8.4 imp gal, 10 US gal, 38 1.
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