1966 Dodge Charger Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1966 - 1978
Price : $3,120
Weight : 3500 lbs | 1587.573 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 4482 cc | 273.5 cu in. | 4.5 L.
Power : 180 BHP (132.48 KW) @ 4200 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 8.8:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter 2-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 5211 cc | 318.0 cu in. | 5.2 L.
Power : 230 BHP (169.28 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Stromberg 2-barrel WW3-258 carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 4474 cc | 273.0 cu in. | 4.5 L.
Power : 235 BHP (172.96 KW) @ 5200 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 10.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter 4-barrel AFB 3855S
V 8
Displacement : 5916 cc | 361.0 cu in. | 5.9 L.
Power : 265 BHP (195.04 KW)
Bore : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
V 8
Displacement : 6276 cc | 383.0 cu in. | 6.3 L.
Power : 270 BHP (198.72 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 9.2:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter 2-barrel 4125S
V 8
Displacement : 6276 cc | 383.0 cu in. | 6.3 L.
Power : 325 BHP (239.2 KW) @ 4800 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter 4-barrel AFB 3855S
V 8
Displacement : 7210 cc | 440.0 cu in. | 7.2 L.
Power : 365 BHP (268.64 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 110 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter AFB 4130S carburetor
V 8 | Hemispherical heads
Displacement : 6981 cc | 426.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 425 BHP (312.8 KW) @ 5600 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Compression : 12.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
2 Carter AFB-3084S 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Manual , 3 Automatic TorqueFlite , 4 Manual

Production Figures

Total Dodge Production for 1966 : 632,658
Total 1966 Charger production : 37,300
1966 Dodge Charger
Hardtop Coupes : 37,300

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 203.0 in | 5156 mm.
Wheelbase : 117.0 in | 2972 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent front torsion bar

Rear : Live rear axle and leaf springs

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 7.35x14 tubeless

Recall

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID67V062000
NotesPOSSIBLE THAT, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, WATER MAY ENTER THE DISC BRAKE PROPORTIONING VALVE VENT.INTERNAL SEAL DAMAGE CAUSED BY CORROSION INSIDE THE VALVE COULD RESULT IN FLUID LEAKAGE.PROLONGED OR SEVERE LEAKAGE WILL AFFECT NORMAL BRAKING OPERATION ON 1966 MODELS AND CAUSE LOSS OF EFFECTIVENESS ON REAR WHEEL PORTION OF 1967 DUAL BRAKE SYSTEM.(REPLACE THE SUBJECT PROPORTIONING VALVE.)

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID66V009001
NotesPOTENTIAL INTERFERENCE MAY EXIST BETWEEN THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE STEEL TUBE AND THE SHIFTRODS OR CLUTCH TORQUE SHAFT ASSEMBLY ON 3 AND/OR 4 SPEED MANUALTRANSMISSIONS.CONTINUED INTERFERENCE MAY CAUSE A BRAKE TUBE FAILURE AND LOSS OF BRAKES.(INSPECT BRAKE TUBE ROUTING AND INSTALL ADDITIONAL RETAINING CLIP.REPLACE TUBE ASSEMBLY IF DAMAGED.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1966 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,650
Avg. Household Income : $6,900
Avg. Home : $14,200
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.32

The 1966 Dodge Charger measures 203.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 117.00 inches.


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