Kaiser Jeepster C-101
1966 to 1971
station wagon,convertible, pickup,roadster.
2.2, 3.7 litres
mechanical; gears: 3 with high and low ratios
81 in, 2,057 mm
138.15 in, 3,509 mm
71.75 in, 1,882 mm
69.50 in, 1,765 mm
2,835 1b, 1,286 kg
The Kaiser Jeepster Commando is an automobile which was first produced by Kaiser Jeep in 1966.
The Jeepster was a Jeep brand car. The first Jeepster was offered in 1948 by Willys-Overland, in 1966, the name reappeared in a new model, the Jeepster Commando C-101 by Kaiser Jeep. Again, the sales could not meet the expectations and the new owner AMC in 1973 to stop production.
The Jeepster lived again in 1966 in the form of the Jeepster Commando C-101. For the Jeepster Commando a number of body styles were available: a station wagon, a convertible, a pickup and a roadster. A particularly noteworthy offer was the deluxe combination with rear sliding windows and full equipment. In some cases, the vehicles also had a two-colour finish.Inside the 'Jeepster Commando wagon, there are foam-molded front bucket and rear bench seats, single 4-wheel drive shift lever and a choice of trim packages that include deluxe seats, door-to-door Carpets, slide-open rear quarter windows and many other luxury appointments. Sporty console shift is also available with either manual Or automatic transmissions. And to power the 160 horsepower Dauntless V-6 engine option Or thestandard Hurricane 4-cylinder engine.
Off-center rear springs that are nearly five feet long and a front stabilizer bar provide smooth riding, easy-handling features.
The Hurst Jeepster with modifications by Hurst Performance had a special Hurst Dual-Gate shifter with the optional automatic transmission a special paint in Champagne White with red and blue stripes, and speedometer on the hood fitted with Goodyear G70 x 15 tyres. The convertible was available in three versions: Revival Jeepster, Commando Cabriolet and an open roadster completely without body. The revival Jeepster was the showpiece in the program: he had a particularly luxurious interior, an electric hood and a rear mounted, upright spare wheel with cover ("Continental Kit"). The Commando Cabriolet had the same body, but only the basic equipment.
- 1966-1971: 2.2 litres - R4 - Willys Hurricane engine F134, 75 bhp (55 kW) and 154 Nm
- 1966-1971: 3.7 litres - V6 - Kaiser Dauntless engine, 160 bhp (119 kW) and 318 Nm
The counter-steering four-cylinder in-line engine Willys Hurricane - a direct descendant of the former Go-Devil engines - and finally a four-wheel drive was used. This engine developed 75 bhp (55 kW) at 4,000 rpm. and a torque of 154 Nm at 2,000 / min. On request, there was the 160 bhp (119 kW) Kaiser-dauntless engine. The V6 developed a torque of 318 Nm.
Engine Capacity 134.20 cu in, 2,199.13 cu cm
Fuel Consumption 25.7 mlimp gal, 21.4 m/US gal, 11 1 x 100 km
Max Speed 78 mph, 125.6 km/h
Max power (SAE): 75 hp at 4,000 rpm
Max torque (SAE): 114 1b ft, 15.7 kg m at 2,000 rpm
Max engine rpm: 4,600
Specific power: 34.1 hp/l
Power-weight ratio: 37.7 lb/hp, 17.1 kg/hp
Speed in direct drive at 1,000 rpm: 19.3 mph, 31.1 km/h.
Max power (SAE) 160 hp at 4,200 rpm
Max torque (SAE) 235 1b ft, 32.4 kg m at 2,400 rpm
Max engine rpm 4,500
Specific power 43.4 hp
Fuel consumption 20.2 m/imp gal, 16.8 m/US gal, 14 1 x 100 km
From 1966 to 1971, 57,350 Jeepster Commando C-101 were sold.
Kaiser Jeepster C-101 Technical details and specifications (1966-1971)
location front, 4 stroke
cylinders: 4, vertical, in line
bore and stroke: 3.12 x 4.37 in, 79.2 x 111 mm
engine capacity: 134.20 cu in, 2,199.13 cu cm
compression ratio: 7.4
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: cast iron
crankshaft bearings: 3
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, in line, push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, side
lubrication: rotary pump, filter on by-pass
lubricating system capacity: 8.27 imp pt, 10 US pt, 4.7 l
carburation: 1 Carter YF 938 SD downdraught single barrel carburettor. 3.7L Dual-barrel
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water
engine 6 cylinders Vee-slanted at 90°
capacity 225 cu in, 3,687.07 cu cm
bore and stroke 3.75 x 3.40 in, 95.2 x 86.4 mm,
9 compression ratio
driving wheels: front (automatically engaged with transfer box low ratio) and rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 3 with high and low ratios + reverse
synchromesh gears: 2nd and 3rd
gearbox ratios: I 3.339 (low 5.80), II 1.551 (low 4.01), III 1 (low 2.46), rev 3.798 (low 6.26)
3.7L 3-speed mechanical gearbox (I 2.790, II 1.680, III 1, rev 3.790),
gear and low ratio levers: steering column
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 4.270. 3.7L 3.730 axle
type ladder frame, lateral members
front suspension: rigid axle, semi-elliptic leafsprings, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, semi-elliptic leafsprings, telescopic dampers.
cam and peg
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 2.58.
turning circle (between walls): 37 ft, 11.3 m
drum, 2 front leading shoes
area rubbed by linings: total 255.30 sq in, 1,646.68 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 50 Ah
generator type: alternator, 35 Ah
headlamps: 2, iodine.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 81 in, 2,057 mm
front track: 48.45 in, 1,231 mm
rear track: 48.45 in, 1,231 mm
overall length: 138.15 in, 3,509 mm
overall width: 71.75 in, 1,882 mm
overall height: 69.50 in, 1,765 mm
ground clearance: 8 in, 203 mm
dry weight: 2,835 1b, 1,286 kg
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Kaiser Jeepster C-101 maintenance and Service Guide (1966-1971)
Fuel type: 90 oct petrol
Engine oil change: 6.69 imp pt, 8 US pt, 3.8 1, SAE 20, change every 3,000 miles, 4,800 km
Gearbox oil: 2.46 imp pt, 3 IJS pt, 1.4 1, SAE 90, change every 12,000 miles, 19,300 km
Final drive oil: 2.11 imp pt, 2.50 US pt, 1.2 1, SAE 90, change every 6,000 miles, 9,700 km
Cooling system capacity: 20.06 imp pt, 24 US pt
Greasing: every 1,000-6,000 miles, 1,600 - 9,700 km, 33 points
Tappet clearances: inlet 0.018 in, 0.46 mm, exhaust 0.016 in, 0.41 mm
Valve timing: inlet opens 9° before tdc and closes 50° after bdc, exhaust opens 47° before bdc and closes 12° after tdc
Valve timing 3.7L: 24° 81° 72° 43°
Normal tyre pressure: front 26 psi, 1.8 atm, rear 28 psi, 2 atm.
Width of rims: 5.5"
Tyres: 7.35 x 15
Fuel tank capacity: 8.8 imp gal, 10.5 US gal
Carrying capacity: 1,058 1b, 480 kg
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