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Honda Civic 1st Generation – 1500

March 8, 2011
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Honda Civic 1st Generation
1500

In 1973 Honda added the 4 door body to the 1st generation Civic range, with this new body came a 1.5 engine with Honda’s new CVCC technology.

This new variation of 1st generation Civic was made available in two model, each with 4 specifications.

The Civic CVCC was available in Standard, Deluxe, High Deluxe and GF. The Civic 1500 4 Door was available in Standard, Deluxe, High Deluxe and GL.

The GF and GL models had a longer body and the GL had a higher state of tune engine compared with the rest of the range.

Engine Specifications (Civic CVCC)

Engine Code
Engine Type 8 Valve CVCC SOHC Carb
Engine Capacity 1488cc
Bore and Stroke 74×86.5mm
Max BHP 63 @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 74 @ 3000
Compression Ratio 7.7 – 1

Engine Specifications  (1500 4 Door)

Engine Code
Engine Type 8 Valve CVCC SOHC Carb
Engine Capacity 1488cc
Bore and Stroke 74×86.5mm
Max BHP 65 @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 74 @ 4000
Compression Ratio 8.1 – 1

Engine Specifications (GL)

Engine Code
Engine Type 8 Valve CVCC SOHC Carb
Engine Capacity 1488cc
Bore and Stroke 74×86.5mm
Max BHP 73 @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 74 @ 4000
Compression Ratio 8.6 – 1

Common Engine Information

Idle Speed 750 rpm
Valve Clearance (intake) 0.12 (cold)
Valve Clearance (exhaust) 0.12 (cold)

Gearbox Specification Civic CVCC (manual)

Gearbox Code
1st Gear Ratio 3.333
2nd Gear Ratio 1.944
3rd Gear Ratio 1.285
4th Gear Ratio 0.920
Final Drive 4.733
Reverse Ratio 2.916

Gearbox Specification Civic CVCC (automatic)

Gearbox Code
Low Ratio 1.636
High Ratio 1.034
Final Drive 4.117
Reverse Ratio 2.045

Gearbox Specification Civic 1500 4 Door (manual)

Gearbox Code
1st Gear Ratio 3.333
2nd Gear Ratio 1.789
3rd Gear Ratio 1.182
4th Gear Ratio 0.846
Final Drive 4.733
Reverse Ratio 2.916

Gearbox Specification Civic 1500 4 Door (automatic)

Gearbox Code
Low Ratio 1.636
High Ratio 0.966
Final Drive 4.117
Reverse Ratio 2.045

Body Details

Chassis Code SG / SE
Length 3590mm
Length (GF and GL) 3695mm
Width (all) 1505mm
Height (all) 1325mm
Wheelbase (all) 2280mm
Track (front) 1300mm
Track (rear) 1280mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Turning Circle 9.8m
Curb Weight 720-745kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 38l

Other Common Details

Steering rack and pinion
Suspension Independent struts
Toe (front) 1 out
Toe (rear) 0
Camber (front) 30
Camber (rear) 30
Caster (front) 1 deg 45
Caster (rear) 0
Brakes (front) Disks
Brakes (rear) Drums
Wheels 12 inch steel
Tyres 6.00-12-4PR
Tyres (higher spec) 6.00-S12-4PR

Other Information

Braking Distance from 50kmh 13.5m
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