EH Holden Specifications

 

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Below are the specifications for the EH Holden (1963-1965) The EH was available with a 149 cubic inch inline 6 and a 179 cubic inch inline 6. The specs for both can be found here.

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149 Cubic inch 'Red motor' inline 6

Bore and stroke: 3.250 Inches x 3.000 Inches

Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4

RAC Rating: 25.3 hp

Capacity: 149 cubic inches

Compression ratio: 7.7:1

 

CYLINDER HEAD

Type: Cast iron

Valve seat angle

Inlet: 45 Degrees

Exhaust: 45 Degrees

Valve seat width

Inlet: 0.045 Inches +/- 0.015 Inches

Exhaust: 0.075 inches + 0.020 – 0.005 Inches

Valve guides

Type: Renewable

Bore diameter: 0.343 Inches + 0.0005 – 0.000 Inches

 

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VALVES, GUIDES AND SPRINGS

Valve head diameter

Inlet: 1.490 Inches + 0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Exhaust: 1.275 Inches +/ - 0.005 Inches

Valve stem diameter

Inlet: 0.341 Inches +0.005 – 0.000 Inches

Exhaust: 0.341 Inches +0.005 – 0.000 Inches

Valve stem to guide clearance

Inlet: 0.001 Inches +0.0017 – 0.000 Inches

Exhaust: 0.002 Inches + 0.0017 – 0.000 Inches

Valve feed angle

Inlet: 45 degrees

Exhaust: 45 degrees

Valve timing

Inlet opens-btdc: 35 degrees

Exhaust closes – atdc: 40 degrees

Valve stem to rocker clearance

Inlet – Hot: 0 (hyd. tappet)

Exhaust – Hot: 0 (hyd. tappet)

Valve spring free length: 1.7 40 Inches

Valve spring load at length of

1.175 Inches open: 155lb +5 – 3lb

1.515 Inches closed: 60lb +3 – 3lb

CYLINDER BLOCK

Cylinder bore diameter – standard: 3.250 Inches + 0.0025 – 0.0005 Inches

PISTONS, PISTON RINGS AND GUDGEON PINS

Piston type: Tin plated aluminium

Piston skirt diameter- standard: 3.4287 Inches +0.003 – 0.000 Inches

Oversize pistons available:

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

0.040 Inches

Piston skirt bore clearance in cylinder bore: 0.0005 Inches + 0.0006 – 0.000 Inches

Number of compression rings: 2

Number of oil control rings: 1

Compression ring width: 0.078 Inches + 0.000 – 0.0005 Inches

Oil control ring width: 2 segments with expanding spacer

Compression Ring Clearance in Groove:

Upper ring: 0.0012 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.000 Inches

Lower ring: 0.0012 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000

Oil control ring clearance in groove: 0.0012 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000 Inches

Ring gap fitted

Compression – upper: 0.012 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Compression – lower: 0.012 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Oil control: 0.020 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Oversize piston rings for service:

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

0.040 Inches

Gudgeon pin

Diameter-standard: 0.855 Inches + 0.0002 – 0.0000 Inches

Fit in piston: 0.00015 Inches + 0.0001 – 0.000

Fit in small end bush: 0.0016 Inches + 0.000 – 0.0008 Inches

Length: 2.710 Inches + 0.002 – 0.001 Inches

 

CRANKSHAFT AND MAIN BEARINGS

Number of main bearing journals: 7

Main bearing journal diameter: 2.1988 Inches + 0.0003 – 0.0007

Main bearing lengths

Front: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

No. 2: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0015 Inches

No. 3: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0015 Inches

No. 4: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 5: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 6: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 7: 0.763 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Main bearing working clearance: 0.001 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.0002 Inches

Crankshaft end-float: 0.004 Inches +/– 0.002 Inches

End thrust taken on: Rear Main Bearing

Undersize (I/D) bearings for service

0.001 Inches

0.002 Inches

0.010 Inches

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

Crankpin diameter: 1.900 Inches

CONNECTING RODS AND BEARINGS

Connecting rod length between centres: 5.250 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

Big end bearing work clearance: 0.0007 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000 Inches

Big end width: 0.678 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Big end float on crankpin: 0.10 Inches + 0.0035 – 0.0015 Inches

Undersize (I/D) bearings for service

0.001 Inches

0.002 Inches

0.010 Inches

0.020 Inches

CAMSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BEARINGS

Camshaft bearing inside diameter

Front: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 2: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 3: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Rear: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Camshaft bearing length

Front: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

No.2 and No. 3: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.010 Inches

Rear: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Journal to bearing clearance: 0.002 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.0005 Inches

Camshaft end-float: 0.003 Inches + 0.003 – 0.000 Inches

End-float taken:  At front retaining plate

Timing gear backlash: 0.005 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

TAPPETS AND ROCKER GEAR

Tappet type: Hydraulic

Tappet fit in guide: Minimum free

Push rod length: 9.070 Inches +/- 0.015 Inches

LUBRICATION:

Type of oil pump: Spur gear

Backlash between pump gears: 0.010 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Pump gear end clearance: Gears to be 0.002 Inches proud

Overall length of drive shaft – and gear- assembled: 4.73 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

Pressure relief valve

Free length:  2.172 Inches +/- 0.002 Inches

Length at Specific load: 1.375 Inches at 5 lb

Oil pressure hot

Maximum at rpm: 45 psi at 1500 rpm

Idling: 15 psi

Oil filter type: Full flow

Oil filter capacity: 1 Imp pt

Engine sump capacity: 6 Imp pt

FUEL SYSTEM

Stromberg BXUV-2 Carburettor, single application, manual choke

 

COOLING SYSTEM

Water pump

Type: Centrifugal, impeller

Bearing type: Double row ball bearing and shaft assembly

Radiator release pressure: 7 psi

Thermostat valve starts to open: 167 degrees Fahrenheit

Thermostat vale fully open: 192 degrees Fahrenheit

GEARBOX

Type: 3 speed Syncromesh Manual Transmission

1st: 2.99:1

2nd: 1.59:1

3rd: 1.00:1

Reverse: 2.99:1

Type: 4 speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

1st: 3.640:1

2nd: 3.030:1

3rd: 1.580:1

4th: 1.00:1

Reverse: 3.570:1

CLUTCH

Type: Single dry plate with diaphragm pressure spring

REAR AXLE RATIO

3.55:1

 

STEERING

Type: Recirculating ball and nut

BRAKES

Type: 9 inch drums with Hydraulic with Duo-Servo self adjusting mechanism

FRONT SUSPENSION

Type: Coil spring and wishbone

REAR SUSPENSION

Type: Semi-elliptical leaf

ELECTRICAL

Battery

Type: 12 volt 9 plate

Generator

Type: Lucas – C40/LQ

Spark plugs

Type: 14mm

Distributor

Type: Bosch

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheels

Type: Pressed Steel disc

Size: 4.50J x 13”

Tyres

Size: 6.40 x 13”

EH Holden

179 Cubic Inch Red motor, Inline 6

Bore and stroke: 3.563 Inches x 3.000 Inches

Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4

RAC Rating: 30.5 hp

Capacity: 179 cubic inches

Compression ratio: 8.8:1

 

CYLINDER HEAD

Type: Cast iron

Valve seat angle

Inlet: 45 Degrees

Exhaust: 45 Degrees

Valve seat width

Inlet: 0.045 Inches +/- 0.015 Inches

Exhaust: 0.075 inches + 0.020 – 0.005 Inches

Valve guides

Type: Renewable

Bore diameter: 0.343 Inches + 0.0005 – 0.000 Inches

 

VALVES, GUIDES AND SPRINGS

Valve head diameter

Inlet: 1.490 Inches + 0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Exhaust: 1.275 Inches +/ - 0.005 Inches

Valve stem diameter

Inlet: 0.341 Inches +0.005 – 0.000 Inches

Exhaust: 0.341 Inches +0.005 – 0.000 Inches

Valve stem to guide clearance

Inlet: 0.001 Inches +0.0017 – 0.000 Inches

Exhaust: 0.002 Inches + 0.0017 – 0.000 Inches

Valve feed angle

Inlet: 45 degrees

Exhaust: 45 degrees

Valve timing

Inlet opens-btdc: 35 degrees

Exhaust closes – atdc: 40 degrees

Valve stem to rocker clearance

Inlet – Hot: 0 (hyd. tappet)

Exhaust – Hot: 0 (hyd. tappet)

Valve spring free length: 1.7 40 Inches

Valve spring load at length of

1.175 Inches open: 155lb +5 – 3lb

1.515 Inches closed: 60lb +3 – 3lb

CYLINDER BLOCK

Cylinder bore diameter – standard: 3.563 Inches + 0.002 – 0.001 Inches

PISTONS, PISTON RINGS AND GUDGEON PINS

Piston type: Tin plated aluminium

Piston skirt diameter- standard: 3.5612 Inches +0.003 – 0.000 Inches

Oversize pistons available

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

0.040 Inches

Piston skirt bore clearance in cylinder bore: 0.0005 Inches + 0.0006 – 0.000 Inches

Number of compression rings: 2

Number of oil control rings: 1

Compression ring width: 0.078 Inches + 0.000 – 0.0005 Inches

Oil control ring width: 2 segments with expanding spacer

Compression Ring Clearance in Groove:

Upper ring: 0.0012 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.000 Inches

Lower ring: 0.0012 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000

Oil control ring clearance in groove: 0.0012 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000 Inches

Ring gap fitted

Compression – upper: 0.012 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Compression – lower: 0.012 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Oil control: 0.020 Inches +0.008 – 0.002 Inches

Oversize piston rings for service

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

0.040 Inches

Gudgeon pin

Diameter-standard: 0.855 Inches + 0.0002 – 0.0000 Inches

Fit in piston: 0.00015 Inches + 0.0001 – 0.000

Fit in small end bush: 0.0016 Inches + 0.000 – 0.0008 Inches

Length: 2.710 Inches + 0.002 – 0.001 Inches

 

CRANKSHAFT AND MAIN BEARINGS

Number of main bearing journals: 7

Main bearing journal diameter: 2.1988 Inches + 0.0003 – 0.0007

Main bearing lengths

Front: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

No. 2: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0015 Inches

No. 3: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0015 Inches

No. 4: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 5: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 6: 0.752 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 7: 0.763 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Main bearing working clearance: 0.001 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.0002 Inches

Crankshaft end-float: 0.004 Inches +/– 0.002 Inches

End thrust taken on: Rear Main Bearing

Undersize (I/D) bearings for service

0.001 Inches

0.002 Inches

0.010 Inches

0.020 Inches

0.030 Inches

Crankpin diameter: 1.900 Inches

CONNECTING RODS AND BEARINGS

Connecting rod length between centres: 5.250 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

Big end bearing work clearance: 0.0007 Inches + 0.002 – 0.000 Inches

Big end width: 0.678 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Big end float on crankpin: 0.10 Inches + 0.0035 – 0.0015 Inches

Undersize (I/D) bearings for service

0.001 Inches

0.002 Inches

0.010 Inches

0.020 Inches

CAMSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BEARINGS

Camshaft bearing inside diameter:

Front: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 2: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

No. 3: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Rear: 1.768 Inches +/- 0.0005 Inches

Camshaft bearing length

Front: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

No.2 and No. 3: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.010 Inches

Rear: 0.788 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Journal to bearing clearance: 0.002 Inches + 0.0015 – 0.0005 Inches

Camshaft end-float: 0.003 Inches + 0.003 – 0.000 Inches

End-float taken:  At front retaining plate

Timing gear backlash: 0.005 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

TAPPETS AND ROCKER GEAR

Tappet type: Hydraulic

Tappet fit in guide: Minimum free

Push rod length: 9.070 Inches +/- 0.015 Inches

LUBRICATION

Type of oil pump: Spur gear

Backlash between pump gears: 0.010 Inches +/- 0.005 Inches

Pump gear end clearance: Gears to be 0.002 Inches proud

Overall length of drive shaft – and gear- assembled: 4.73 Inches +/- 0.001 Inches

Pressure relief valve

Free length:  2.172 Inches +/- 0.002 Inches

Length at Specific load: 1.375 Inches at 5 lb

Oil pressure hot

Maximum at rpm: 45 psi at 1500 rpm

Idling: 15 psi

Oil filter type: Full flow

Oil filter capacity: 1 Imp pt

Engine sump capacity: 6 Imp pt

FUEL SYSTEM

Stromberg BXV-2 Carburettor, single application, manual choke

 

COOLING SYSTEM

Water pump

Type: Centrifugal, impeller

Bearing type: Double row ball bearing and shaft assembly

Radiator release pressure: 7 psi

Thermostat valve starts to open: 167 degrees Fahrenheit

Thermostat vale fully open: 192 degrees Fahrenheit

GEARBOX

Type: 3 speed Syncromesh Manual Transmission

1st: 2.99:1

2nd: 1.59:1

3rd: 1.00:1

Reverse: 2.99:1

Type: 4 speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

1st: 3.640:1

2nd: 3.030:1

3rd: 1.580:1

4th: 1.00:1

Reverse: 3.570:1

CLUTCH

Type: Single dry plate with diaphragm pressure spring

REAR AXLE RATIO

3.36:1

 

STEERING

Type: Recirculating ball and nut

BRAKES

Type: 9 inch drums with Hydraulic with Duo-Servo self adjusting mechanism

FRONT SUSPENSION

Type: Coil spring and wishbone

REAR SUSPENSION

Type: Semi-elliptical leaf

ELECTRICAL

Battery

Type: 12 volt 9 plate

Generator

Type: Lucas – C40/LQ

Spark plugs

Type: 14mm

Distributor

Type: Bosch

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheels

Type: Pressed Steel disc

Size: 4.50J x 13”

Tyres

Size: 6.40 x 13”

 

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