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Rambler Ambassador V8 990 Sedan

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Rambler Ambassador V8 990 Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RamblerIssued from1963
ModelAmbassador V8 990 SedanIssued until
SerieAmbassadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRamblerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4796 mm / 188.8 in / 188.8 inTotal (curb) weight1432 kg / 3157 lb / 3157 lb
Width1811 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2845 mm / 112.0 in / 112.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity669.25 cm3/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.765 bhp/cu in / 0.765 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.1 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio174.6 kW/ton / 132.3 bhp/ton / 132.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.50 x 14Tyres rear7.50 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rambler Ambassador V8 990 Sedan

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