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1971 Dodge Challenger

Drivetrain Specs
 

Drivetrain Specifications:

Braking systems:
The Standard base model Challengers came with 10 X 2.5 inch drum brakes in the front and rear.
The R/T models came standard with 11 X 3 front drums and 11 X 2.5 rear drums.
Optional front vented disc brakes measured 10.75 inches with single piston, floating, pin type callipers, and they were known to warp under heavy braking. When equipped with the front discs, 10 X 2.5 inch rear drums were standard.

Engines
Slant Six Options:

• 198 cubic inch, 1 barrel carb, making 125 bhp - offered on the Deputy only.
• 225 cubic inch, 1 barrel carb, making 145 bhp

Small Block V8 Options:

• 318 cubic inch, 2 barrel carb, making 230 bhp
• 340 cubic inch, 4 barrel carb, making 275 bhp

Big Block V8 Options:

• 383 cubic inch, 2 barrel carb, making 275 bhp
• 383 cubic inch, 4 barrel carb, making 300 bhp - Challenger R/T only
• 440 cubic inch, 3x2 barrel carbs, making 390 bhp - Challenger R/T only

The 426 Hemi

• 426 cubic inch, 2x4 barrel carbs, making 425 bhp - Challenger R/T only


Transmission Options:
Slant six models were equipped with either an A-903 3 speed manual or the A-904-G automatic.
318ci models came with either an A-904-LA automatic or theA-230 3 speed manual.
340ci and bigger came with the A-727 automatic transmission or the option of either an A-230 3 speed manual or the A-833 4 speed manual, which was standard in the T/A models.

Differential Options:
Low Performance models came standard with a 7.25 inch housing with either 2.76:1 or 3.23:1 ratio gearing.
High Performance models came standard with a 8.75 inch housing with 2.76:1, 3.23 :1, 3.55:1, and 3.91:1 ratios, and an option of "SureGrip" limited slip. The 3.23 and 3.55 were the most common, with the 3.55:1 being standard in the T/A with an optional 3.91:1.
Hemi models with a manual transmission came with a 9.75 inch Dana 60 "SureGrip" axle standard offering either 3.54:1 or 4.10:1 gearing, and in 440 and Hemi automatic models, this rear differential was optional, in place of the 8.75 housing.

Option Packages:

• Light Group (A01), included Ashtray lamp, trunk lamp, glove box lamp, map/courtesy lamp, ignition switch lamp w/time delay, time delay instrument panel floodlight, fender mounted turn signals except the R/T or 340 models, headlight-on reminder buzzer.
• Basic Group (A04), included AM radio (upgrades could be ordered at differential price), power steering, left remote mirror, upgrades could be ordered at differential price, variable speed wipers and electric washers.
• Protection Group (A05) included vinyl insert body side moulding, bumper guards (f&r w/rubber inserts), door edge protectors.
• High Performance Axle Package (A31) Available on 340 or 383 4bbl cars. Included 3.91 axle gears with Sure Grip, high cool radiator with seven blade fan and heavy duty suspension.
• Super Performance Axle Package (A32) Available on the 440 and 426 powered cars with automatic transmission. Included 4:10 geared Dana 9.75inch axle with Sure Grip, seven blade fan, and high cool radiator. Not available with A/C.
• Track Pack (A33) Available on 440 and mandatory on 426 powered cars with 4-speed manual transmission. Included 3.54 gears with Sure Grip in a Dana 9.75 inch axle, seven blade fan, high cool radiator and a dual point distributor.
• Super Track Pack (A34) Same as Track Pack but with 4.10 gears and power front disc brakes.
• Trailer Tow Package (A35), included high flow cooling system, heavy duty brakes with auto adjusters, heavy duty suspension, heavy duty turn signal flasher and stop lamp switch, heavy duty wheels, heavy duty performance axle (3.23 ratio). This was not available with 440 six pack or 426 engines.
• Performance Axle Package (A36), available on cars with 4bbl or multiple carburettors. Included 3.55:1 axle gears with Sure Grip in a 8.75 inch axle, heavy duty cooling and heavy duty suspension.
• Backlite Louver Group (A44), included backlite louvers, black backlite moulding, body colored racing mirrors on both sides, and a black vinyl roof, if chosen. Not available with convertible.
• Aerodynamic Spoiler Package (A45), included front chin spoiler, T/A type aerodynamic rear spoiler.
• Rallye Instrument Cluster (A62), included variable speed wipers withelectric washers, tachometer, electric clock, heater control floodlight, 150 mph speedometer, woodgrain cluster applique, oil pressure gauge. Available on V8 models only, standard on the R/T models.

• Moulding Group A (A63), belt molding, front splash pan scoop, cowl moulding, rear Astrotone-painted applique.
• Challenger 340 Performance Package (A66), 340 engine (E55), E60x15 inch raised white letter tires (U82), performance hood, heavy duty brakes, heavy duty suspension (S13), Bumble Bee paint stripe, Scat Pack (bee) decal, wheel lip moulding deleted.
• Seat Belt Group (C15), included instrument panel "fasten seat belt" light with time delay, high styled push button buckles (color keyed), loop guides on belt ends, buckle stowage brackets.
• Floor Console (C16), two different center consoles were used on manual and automatic cars although they were very similar, and the automatic shift handle was changed to the "T" shaped shifter over the 1970 round shifter.
• Rear Window Defroster (H31), 2dr hardtop models only. Included an electric heater and blower motor mounted under the rear shelf panel and blew up onto the rear window through a duct and vent.
• Air Conditioning (H51), Belt driven R12 freon system, not available on 340 six pack, 440 six pack, or Hemi models.
• Body Sill Mouldings (M25), wide sill mouldings.


 

1973 Dodge Challenger

Drivetrain Specifications:

Braking systems:
The Standard base model Challengers came with 10 X 2.5 inch drum brakes in the front and rear.
Optional front vented disc brakes were still available, but this option now featured one piece rotors, which measured 10.75 inches with single piston, floating, pin type callipers, and these new rotors would not fit older models. When equipped with the front discs, 10 X 2.5 inch rear drums were standard.

Engines
Engine Options:

• 318 cubic inch, 2 barrel carb, making 150 bhp
• 340 cubic inch, 4 barrel carb, making 240 bhp

Transmission Options:
All models were equipped with standard A-230 3 speed manual, with the option of the the A-833 4 speed manual or A-727 automatic transmission

Differential Options:
All models came standard with a 8.75 inch housing with 3.23 :1 and 3.55:1 ratios, were the only ratios offered, and an option of "SureGrip" limited slip was available.

Option Packages:

• Light Group (A01), included Ashtray lamp, trunk lamp, glove box lamp, map/courtesy lamp, ignition switch lamp w/time delay, time delay instrument panel floodlight, fender mounted turn signals except the R/T or 340 models, headlight-on reminder buzzer.
• Basic Group (A04), included AM radio (upgrades could be ordered at differential price), power steering, left remote mirror, upgrades could be ordered at differential price, variable speed wipers and electric washers.
• Performance Axle Package (A36), available on cars with 4bbl or multiple carburettors. Included 3.55:1 axle gears with Sure Grip in a 8.75 inch axle, heavy duty cooling and heavy duty suspension.
• Floor Console (C16), two different center consoles were used on manual and automatic cars although they were very similar, and the automatic shift handle was changed to the "T" shaped shifter over the 1970 round shifter.
• Rear Window Defroster (H31), 2dr hardtop models only. Included an electric heater and blower motor mounted under the rear shelf panel and blew up onto the rear window through a duct and vent.
• Air Conditioning (H51), Belt driven R12 freon system, not available on 340 six pack, 440 six pack, or Hemi models.
• Body Sill Mouldings (M25), wide sill mouldings.

1971 Dodge Challenger

Exterior Specs
 

Taillights:
• Two lenses at opposite sides, with the backup indicators mounted within the center of the taillights.

Bumpers offered:
The standard chrome 197 bumper returned for 1971, but only for a brief time, due to new safety requirements. Elastomeric front and rear bumpers were offered in 1971, and were color coded,but were only offered in five colors, B5 blue, Y3 yellow, V2 hemi orange, C7 plum crazy, or J6 green. Starting in April 1971 all painted bumpers were cancelled except for Y3 yellow.

Hoods offered:
• Standard flat hood with low rising center molded peak.
Power Bulge Hood. Contained a raised center section which ran almost the width of the hood towards the rear, containing 2 air vents, with the engine designation on each outer side of the bulge, and a chrome Dodge logo along the front of the bulge, now with the option of the large R/T log on the front.
Shaker Hood. This hood system, unlike the Power Bulge Hood, did feed air directly into the engine. Hood scoop was actually affixed to the carburators, and moved with the engine while poking through the large hole cut in the hood.

Gas Caps:
Body color, flush mounted filler cap.
• Chrome, raised, flip open race style cap with "FUEL" in raised chrome letters on the black background.

Exterior Mirrors:
Standard manually controlled chrome mirror.
Optional chrome or body colored remote controlled "racing mirror".
• Passenger side chrome or body colored manually controlled "racing mirror".

Exterior Striping Offered:
A thick vinyl stripe was offered on all models, and standard on the R/T, and like the prior T/A model, it ended above the rear wheel well.

Roofline Options:
Vinyl roof was offered on all hardtops Challengers. The offered vinyl roof colors were black, white, green or gold.
The Deputy came with a white vinyl roof, and it was a brighter white than what was offered on non-Deputy models.
• A power sunroof (option code M51) was available in conjunction with the vinyl roof, and worked both by a switch or by hand.


"Cooling Ducts":
• On the 1971 R/T models, a non-functional brake cooling duct was mounted in front of the rear tires on the quarter panel.

Exterior Specifications

Headlights:
• Dual, recessed

Exterior Colors Offered
• Light Gunmetal Metallic (A4)
• Light Blue Metallic (B2)
• Brite Blue Metallic (B5)
• Dark Blue Metallic (B7)
• Plum Crazy Metallic (C7)
• Bright Red (E5)
• Med. Green Metallic (F3)
• Dark Green Metallic (F7)
• Green Go (J6)
• Dark Bronze Metallic (K6)
• Burnt Orange (K3)
• Butterscotch (L5)
• Tan Metallic (T2)
• Hemi-Orange (V2)
• Brite White (W3)
• Black (X9)
• Top Banana (Y1)
• Citron Yella (Y3)
• Gold Metallic (Y8)
• Dark Gold Metallic (Y9)


Wheel Options: Tire Options:
• Standard steel wheels came one of two ways, painted to match the body color until March of 1971 at which point they were all painted black, with a small "dog dish hubcap" which only covered the lug area; or they came painted black with a full rim cover. The full rim cover came in three styles, a simulated wire wheel (W15), deep dish (W13), or deluxe (W11). On Challengers equipped with a slant six or 318, the stock rim size was 14x5 inch. Big block cars came with 14x6 inch steel wheels, or an optional 15x7 inch steel wheel. Hemi cars came with the 15x7 inch steel wheel, standard.
• The Chrome Road wheel (option code W23) was one optional wheel, and came in 14x5.5 inch. This was also known as the Magnum 500 wheel.
• The slotted Rallye Wheel (option code W21), which has become one of the most popular "Stock wheels for restroration projects, and they came as either 14 X 5.5 or 15 X 7 inch. They came with a grey painted seperate center cap and painted "beauty ring".
• For slant six models and 318ci models, E78x14 Goodyear was standard. F70x14 Goodyears were an option, but only with with heavy duty suspension, and E60x15 Goodyears were also optional, but only with heavy duty suspension and disc brakes, or heavy duty brakes.
• For 383ci models, the E78x14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs were standard, with a F70x14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs option (standard on the R/T), but only with with heavy duty suspension, and E60x15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs were also optional, but only with heavy duty suspension and disc brakes, or heavy duty brakes.
• 340 models came standard with F70x14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs, with optional F78x14 or E60x15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs.
• 383 R/T models came standard with F70x14 Goodyear Polyglas GT with an optional F78x14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs.
• 440ci and 426 Hemi R/Ts came standard with F70x14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs, but as as option E60x15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs were offered.

 

1971 Dodge Challenger

Interior Specs
 


Interior Specifications:

Dashboard Area:
Unlike the 1970 Challenger, the nameplate was now a stick on piece as opposed to being embossed on the dash.
The dash held one center mounted speaker with the AM-mono radio, and if the stereo radio was chosen, it had the center mounted speaker, as well as one mounted in each end of the dashboard.
The dashpad was color coded to match the interior trim color.
Manual transmission cars had a reverse warning light fitted on the dash between the ashtray and glove box.

Gauge Cluster:
The standard cluster had a large 120 MPH speedometer wth four smaller gauges to the right, with those gauges being fuel, engine temp, alternator and, the clock.
An optional 'Rallye' instrument cluster contained four large equal sized pods. From left to right, they were a 150 mph speedometer, 8,000 rpm tachometer, clock and one pod containing four gauges, being oil pressure, alternator, engine temperature and fuel.
Steering Wheel: Door Panels: Seats:
• The standard steering wheel had a wood grain grip with three padded spokes, with a padded center horn button.
• An upgrade of the base model steering wheel looked similar in style, excpet it had a chrome "horn ring" going about half way around the inside of the grip.
• The last option was the "Tough Wheel". It had a black or color coded grip and center horn button, with brushed silver finish on the sides of the horn button and the 3 split style spokes also had the brushed silver look.
• The standard door panel was one piece molded plastic, in the interior trim color.
• The option door panel came with the power window option, and included a strip of matching carpet along the bottom and a reflector on the lower end of the door.
• Standard seating consisted of a front and rear bench seat.
• High back bucket seats in the front were optional on all models, and standard in the R/Ts.
• The seats all came standard in vinyl with either cloth of leather inserts offered on all models.

 

1971 Dodge Challenger

Introduction
 

This page details nearly all of the specifications and various options offered for the 1971 Dodge Challenger, if you see something that we have excluded, feel free to let us know!

The 1971 Challenger offered four models

Challenger Deputy
Two door hardtop
Two door convertible
R/T two door hardtop

Body Dimensions:

Length: 191.5 inches
Width: 76.5 inches
Height: 51 inches
Weight (Dry Weight, Varies by model and engine chosen):
Two door hardtop, I6 = 2970
Two door hardtop, V8 = 3020
Two door hardtop, R/T, V8 = 3390
Convertible, I6 = 3085
Convertible, V8 = 3130



 

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