1979 to 1994
Gasoline: 1.2 litres
148.03 in, 376 cm
58.66 in, 149 cm
55.12 in, 140 cm
85.04 in, 216 cm
1,852 1b, 840 kg
The ZAZ 968M "Saporoshez" is a small car of the Soviet, now Ukrainian manufacturer Saporisky Awtomobilebudiwny Sawod (short SAS or ZAZ), which was built from 1979 to 1994.
The model was intended primarily for the internal market (Ukrainian ЗАЗ-968М "Запорожець”, Russian ЗАЗ-968М "Запорожец”) .
The main differences to the predecessor, the SAS-968A were the smooth body without large side air intakes, rectangular taillights, new bumpers, fewer chrome parts, a new dashboard and a larger trunk with carrying capacity of 706 1, 320 kg the saloon/sedan having 2 doors and 4 seats, with separate front seats, and front and rear reclining backrests along with independent heating safety features such as antitheft and hazard lights. By using plastic parts, the vehicle weight could be reduced by 40 kg.
Fitted with a rear 73 cu in, 1,197 cc 4 stroke; 4 cylinders, Vee-slanted engine with cast iron block light alloy head. The gearbox mechanical
fully synchronized 4 speeds.
max speed: 75 mph, 120 km/h
max power (DIN): 38 hp (28 kW) at 4.600 rpm
max torque (DIN): 55 1b ft, 7.6 kg m (54 Nm)
max engine rpm: 4,600
31.7 hp/l (23.4 kW/l)
power- weight ratio: 48.7 lb/hp (66.1 1b/kW), 22.1 kg/hp (30 kg/kW)
Fuel consumption: 35.3 m/imp gal, 29.4 m us gal
BODY saloon/sedan; 2 doors; 4 seats, separate front seats,
front and rear reclining backrests; independent heating;
antitheft; hazard lights.
In 1981, 149,000 small cars were produced. Production of the SAS-968M was discontinued in May 1994. In 1987, the successor who was ZAZ Tarai 1102, a hatchback with front-wheel drive and water-cooled front engine presented.
ZAZ 968m Technical details and specifications (1979-1994)
4 stroke; 4 cylinders, Vee-slanted at 90°
Engine capacity: 73 cu in, 1,197 cc
bore and stroke: 2.99 x 2.60 in, 76 x 66 mm
compression ratio: 7.2:1
cast iron block
light alloy head
3 crankshaft bearings valves: over-head, push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, at centre of Vee
lubrication: gear pump, full flow filter
1 K 127 downdraught- carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate. hydraulically controlled
gears: 4. fully synchronized
ratios: 1st 3.800, 2nd 2.120, 3rd 1.410, 4th 0 964. rev 4-165
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
Elle ratio: 4.125
front suspension: independent, swinging longitudinal trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, telescopic dampers
rear: independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs. telescopic dampers.
worm and double roller.
turning circle: 36.1 ft, 11 m
drum. dual circuit; lining area
total 78.9 sq in, 509 sq cm.
55 Ah battery
250 W alternator
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 85.04 in, 216 cm
tracks: 48.03 in, 122 cm front, 47.24 in, 120 cm rear
length: 148.03 in, 376 cm
width: 58.66 in, 149 cm
height: 55.12 in, 140 cm
ground clearance: 7.28 in, 18.5 cm
weight: 1,852 1b, 840 kg
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ZAZ 968m Service Guide (1979-1994)
engine oil 5.8 imp pt. 7 US
fuel tank: 6.6 imp gal, 7.9 US gal, 30 1.
width of rims: 4"
tyres: 6.15 x 13. OPTIONAL 155 SR x 13 tyres.
carrying capacity: 706 1, 320 kg
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