1966 to 1972
3.3 L straight-6 ohv
107.5 in (2,730 mm)
188.6 in (4,790 mm)
69.8 in (1,770 mm)
56.0 in (1,420 mm)
3,071 lb (1,393 kg)
6.50 in, (165 mm)
The Vauxhall Viscount was Introduced in June 1966 by Vauxhall and built untill 1972.
Developed from the Cresta De Luxe, the Viscount introduces new standards of motoring safety with inertia reel seat belts, refinement and comfort to its price class. Automatic transmission, power-assisted steering and power-operated windows are all standard equipment. The new model is distinguished from the Cresta De Luxe in exterior appearance by its black grained fabric rod cover, distinctive grille and black twin headlamp surrounds with chrome.
The Vauxhall Viscount was a 4 door luxury car, However, there was no factory estate car. Also as standard, heated rear window,reclining seats, vinyl roof and a dashboard with walnut wood insert.The sealed beam headlamps were twin filament, giving the car four main beams.
The Vauxhall Viscount was fitted with the same engine and mechanical components as the Cresta PC. The Viscount was the super luxury version of this car .The Vauxhall Viscount PC 3.3 had a double exhaust system. Also, standard was the car with a Power Glide-Automatic 2-speed gearbox, but the four-speed gearbox was available on request without extra charge. Some South African models were equipped with a Chrysler V8 engine on request ,the automatic was replaced with a GM 3-speed automatic transmission. The 4-speed mechanical gearbox Cresta, 3-speed fully synchronized mechanical gearbox with a 3.455 axle ratio and360 W dynamo also came as options.
The Vauxhall Viscount fuel consumption was 21.7 m/imp gal, 18.1 m/US gal ,a max speed or aroun 100 mph, 161 kmh with a max power (SAE): of 140.2 hp at 4,800 rpm.The max torque (SAE): 186 1b ft, 25.7 kg m at 2,400 rpm acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 20.3 sec, 0—50 mph (0—80 km/h) 10.5 sec. max speeds in each gear: 58 mph, 93.4 km/h in 1st gear; 100 mph, 161 km/h in 2nd gear; power-weight ratio: 20.9 lb/hp, 9.5 kg/hp.
Vauxhall Viscount Technical details and specifications (1966-1972)
3.3L straight-6 Engine
No. of cylinders 6/OHV
Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Suitable for unleaded petrol No
bore and stroke: 3.62 x 3.25 in, 92.1 x 82.5 mm
engine capacity: 201 cu in, 3,293.79 cu cm
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: cast iron
crankshaft bearings: 4
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, in line, push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, side
lubrication: gear pump, full flow filter
lubricating system capacity: 9.50 imp pt, 11.42 US pt, 5.4 1
carburation: 1 Zenith WIA T 42 downdraught carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water
Fuel pump pressure 0.17-0.24bar
Fuel system Make Zenith Type 42WIAT downdraught carburettor
Starter motor Make Lucas Type M418G
Maximum cranking amps 149-182 A
Regulator Make Lucas Type RB340
Ignition coil Make AC Delco No. 795266
Distributor Make AC Delco No. 7952589
Distributor Contact breaker gap 0.5mm
Distributor Dwell angle 35-37° (58-62%)
driving wheels: rear
gearbox: Powerglide automatic, hydraulic torque convertor and planetary gears with 2 ratios (1 1.820, Il 1, rev 1.820)
Gear selector lever: steering column
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 3.445.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf-springs with secondary helper spring leaf, telescopic dampers.
recirculating ball, servo
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 4.50.
turning circle (between walls): 36.5 ft, 11.1 m
Front disc (diameter 10.51 in, 267 mm), rear drum, servo
area rubbed by linings: total 302.25 sq in, 1,949.51 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 54 Ah
generator type: alternator, 420 W
ignition distributor: AC Delco
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 107.50 in, 2,730 mm
front track: 55.20 in, 1,402 mm
rear track: 56.20 in, 1,427 mm
overall length: 188.60 in, 4,790 mm
overall width : 69.80 in, 1,773 mm
overall height: 56.60 in, 1,438 mm
ground clearance : 6.50 in, 165 mm
dry weight: 2,935 1b, 1,331 kg
distribution of weight: 53.5% front axle, 46.5% rear axle
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Vauxhall Viscount Practical Instructions and Service Guide (1966-1972)
3.3L straight-6 Engine
Spark plugs Electrode gap 0.7mm
Spark plugs Tighten 20 Nm
Spark plugs Original equipment Champion Type N9YC
Valve clearance -INLET 0.32mm check hot
Valve clearance -EXHAUST 0.32mm check hot
Drive belt tension - alternator 12.7mm
engine sump oil: 8 imp pt. 9.51 US pt, 4.5 1, SAE 20W (winter) 20 (summer), change every 6,000 miles, 9,700 km
gearbox oil: 2.40 imp pt, 2.96 US pt. 1.4 1, SAE 90, automatic transmission Vauxhall fluid type A, change every 12,000 miles, 19,300 km
greasing: every 30,000 miles, 48,300 km, 10 points
cooling system capacity: 16.6 imp pt, 19.87 US pt, 9.4 1.
Differential oil rear 2.27 litres
fuel: 98 oct petrol
tappet clearances: inlet 0.013 in, 0.33 mm hot, exhaust 0.013 in, 0.33 mm hot
valve timing: inlet opens 39° before tdc and closes 84° after bdc, exhaust opens 81° before bdc and closes 42° after tdc
normal tyre pressure: front 24 psi, 1.7 atm, rear 27 psi, 1.9 atm.
width of rims: 4.5"
tyres: 7.00 x 14
fuel tank capacity: 15 imp gal, 18 US gal, 68 1.
carrying capacity: 1,058 1b, 480 kg
Cooling system 9.7 litres
Road wheels Tighten 66 Nm
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