Mechanically, both the base L48 and optional L82 engines received a 5 horsepower increase due to a new “open flow” muffler design. Additionally, the low restriction, dual snorkel air intake that had been introduced on the L82 engine was added to the L48 engine, which gave the base engine an additional 5 horsepower boost, resulting in an overall output of 195hp for the L48 and 225hp for the optional L82 engines, respectively.
Uniconstruction: fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP or “fiberglass”) body, backboned by a steel cage outlining the passenger compartment. Principal members – underbody, front and rear end assemblies, dash panel and hinge pillars are bonded, riveted, or bolted together and to each other. Hood is plastic with bonded plastic reinforcement. Coupe: two removable roof panels and removable rear window. Frame: all welded, full length, ladder construction with 5 crossmembers. Side Rails and intermediate crossmembers box section; front crossmember box girder section. Eight body-mounting points.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN):
1Z8789S400001 – 1Z8789S453807 (coupe)
ZAA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL, EARLY PRODUCTION
ZAB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, EARLY PRODUCTION
ZAC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, CALIF. EMISSIONS, EARLY PRODUCTION
ZAD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, HIGH ALTITUDE
ZAF: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL
ZAH: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC
ZAJ: 350 CUBIC INCH, 195 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
ZBA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL
ZBB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC
All welded, full length, ladder constructed frame with five (5) cross-members. Side rails and intermediate cross-members box section; front crossmember box girder section. Eight (8) body mounting points.
Independent, SLA type, coil springs with center mounted shock absorbers, spherical joint steering knuckle pivots.
Wheel Travel (Design):
Wheel to spring, travel ratio:
Reinforced steel stamping with pre-loaded steel encased rubber bushings at pivot
Direct, double acting, hydraulic
– Piston Diameter:
– Bushing Material:
Front Wheel Alignment (Curb)
– Camber (degrees):
P0.709 +/- 1/2
– Caster (degrees):
P2.405 +/- 1/2
– Toe-in (total):
0 +/- 1.32
– Steering Axis Inclination (degrees):
7.683 @ 5° camber
Rear Axle & Rear Suspension
Fixed differential housing hypoid ring and pinion gear set, tubular articulating inner axle shafts and short solid outer shafts with integral drive flange, independently sprung rear wheels.
Full independent with frame-anchored differential. Position of each wheel established by 3 links; tubular axle drive shafts, transverse strut rods,and torque control arms. Vertical suspension loads taken by transverse leaf spring. Built-in camber adjustment at strut rod inner ends.