Myths and facts about ZAZ- 968M

Legends and facts about ZAZ- 968M

This Zaporozhets was the latest in a "galaxy of" RWD "air-vent", issued to ZAZ. Deprived of generic "ears" and received the letter M in the alphanumeric code, ZAZ-968M was for the 10-s of thousands of Soviet motorists "entry ticket" into the world of four-wheel vehicles - which is important, new physically and financially accessible. Now we will deal with false allegations of this car, separating them from the true historical facts, associated with the development of the history and characteristics of Ukrainian production "Emka".

 

MYTH 1: ZAZ-968M was created and produced in the eighties at the request of Russian motorists

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Umopomrachitelyno, but the fact: in the USSR Zaporozhets, as well as on other cars, offered the Soviet car industry, We take turns. With all due respect to the ironic is not the most attractive, reliable and comfortable car ZAZ products provide freedom of movement and allows not to depend on schedules and routes of public transport.

However, work on the front-wheel drive small car in the "Communards" began in the seventies, and by 1979 , the prototype of ZAZ-1102 was ready for serial production.

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When ZAZ-968M to get up to the assembly flow, Tavria future looked like this
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Magazine "For Rulem" began to talk about the newest model plows as early 1980 of the year

For a variety of circumstances to launch a series of Tavria it was only a few years later - in the middle of the 80s. Therefore, in the eighties the plant was required to produce the car, created in quite outdated family platform 966 , which by that time had already turned over 10 лет.

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ZAZ-968A produced a relatively short time, but the whole family "eared" ZAZ started in the late 60s

It is for this reason that at ZAZ were required to upgrade the existing model, Zaporozhets to somehow fit the new safety and environmental standards.

And despite the fact, that this model has been a lot of fans, "Voice of the people" did not have no business reason to create, nor the motives release ZAZ-968M. The so-called era of Soviet stagnation was reflected in the auto industry (with a few exceptions). At that time, rear-engined platform has exhausted itself - at least the last, in its "Zaporozhye" incarnation. But special variants of designers were not - they were required to simply "pull" the car up to date, retaining assembly, design and most of the technical solutions.

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Fundamentally differences between the new model was not - and the length of the body, and assembly of the engine compartment and passenger compartment remained the same
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ZAZ-968M began to produce not for requests Russian motorists, as well as the way out of the situation at the plant delayed the modern front-drive car

Such move allowed the plant to not only survive afloat to develop a fundamentally new model, but also to keep the production of ordinary plows until the mid-nineties, When this model is really demand fell substantially.

MYTH 2: It was the version with the engine of increased power

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The base version of ZAZ-968M-03 It equipped with the engine fully "Zhigulevsk" working volume, but power 41 HP. Depending on the engine model year equipped with different modifications of carburettors and designated as MeMZ-968E or MeMZ-968N.

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on photo: the same "sorokovka"
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The engine 968 MeMZ-sectional

In addition to the "sorokovke" soon after the start of production was launched production version of the 968M-005 887- with "cc" engine, developing all 30 "Horses". Such variant existed as a wheelchair, and in the ordinary performance. but before 1983 Zaporozhets year were available and with the more massive engine! So, version MeMZ-968GE with "Zhigulevsk" carburetor and compression ratio 7,2:1 developed 45 hp, and the modification MeMZ-968BE due to compression 8,4 and the use of AI-93 gasoline gave out and all 50!

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If the carburetor K-133 engine power does not exceed 41 hp, the setting items from Lada and the simultaneous rise of the compression ratio to increase to get it 50 "Horses"
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"Purely Zhiguli" carburetor DAAZ different index 2101-1107010 (on Zaporozhets - 2101-20)
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K-123 was placed in the collapse of the V-shaped "air vent"

Naturally, the share of such machines in the total issued Zaporozhtsev was quite small, and they were intended mainly for export. curious, that irrespective of the type and degree of compression of a specific instance of the owners in almost all cases, fill the tank "70 sixth" gasoline, because of which it suffered many engines, designed for a high-octane fuel.

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Behold in the USSR near the speakers of gasoline AI-93 is not Zhiguli, and Zaporozhets was virtually impossible

MYTH 3: export modifications produced with wheels of VAZ-2101

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The Russian in the press meet photos of prototypes ZAZ-968M, first demonstrated at the exhibition «Automotive industry 77». They differed from the mass-produced cars rounded taillights, front head restraint, disc brakes and the front wheel.

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Disc front brakes and wheels from the Zhiguli - so looked seasoned samples of ZAZ-968M

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Disc front brakes and wheels from the Zhiguli - so looked seasoned samples of ZAZ-968M

Besides, The machine is equipped with the same type and VAZ-2101 wheels, while even stood Hub caps on some of the prototypes «edinichki». These discs were stronger than ordinary "Zaporozhye", and also allows you to put disc brakes - at least the last, in front. It is because of this and designers have planned transition to a "foreign" wheels, which at that time produced only in Togliatti.

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Such wheels of VAZ-2101 made it possible to install the brake discs, instead of drums

But standard on Zaporozhets «Zhiguli» wheels have not appeared — new model fully retained the old structure, where the role of the wheel hub and front, and rear brake drum carried out, and drive, more similar to the rim, fastened thereto by means of nuts.

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As in previous Zaporozhets, rims were attached to the brake drum

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As in previous Zaporozhets, rims were attached to the brake drum

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Taken from the car drive looked very unusual for owners Volg, Muscovites and Lada

A similar design, only front disc brakes and reduced to 3-point fastening, preserved and FWD ZAZ-1102.

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On one of the prototypes were wheels, the construction of which has not yet been "Zhigulevskaya", but it looked like a brand with its 3-ring fastening nuts

This means, that the wheel of the Lada on ZAZ-968M is only the result of effort the owners, sometimes replacing regular hub and "Zhigulevsk" wheels. However, some enthusiasts in our time and really go to "emkah" to something more severe

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Evil "Ehmke" – appropriate wheels. truth, inside of plows there are not many

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Evil "Ehmke" – appropriate wheels. truth, inside of plows there are not enough

MYTH 4: ZAZ-968M manufactured longer than other versions

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Former Cossacks of this family produced an average of about 6-7 лет. For example, ZAZ-966 broke down on a conveyor belt with 1966 by 1972 year, «eared» under the symbol 968 — with 1971 to 1979, at the same time in parallel with it produced and upgraded model 968A. All these cars are combined so-called «ears» — body parts, who played the role of a huge air intakes.

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distinguish Gathering 966 from 968 few could, because in this case, "the devil is in the details Wings". Can not be said about the "Emku"

And in the end 1979 year started production of ZAZ-968M — car, which is much more different from the previous three-volume Zaporozhtsev and trim elements, and details appearance, thus distinguish "Emku" with silver-tongued index "968M" on the front of other cars Zaporozhye plant could even quite distant from the people machinery.

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And the "new face", and the absence of those "ears" in conjunction with rectangular tail lights formed a more modern look - if, of course, the term generally applied to Zaporozhets. Howbeit, against the background of the predecessors, this vehicle looked more advantageous, conforming to the spirit of the new decade, despite the fact that at least some decisions. This rear optics, and plastic "teeth" on the corners of the bumpers, and more successful and safe interior.

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New front and rear fascias, parts Headlights and taillights - Zaporozhets, if not prettier, it became evident more modern

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New front and rear fascias, details of the front optics and taillights - Zaporozhets, if not prettier, it became evident more modern

Two million in a row car, issued at ZAZ, It became a concrete model 968M. This happened in October 1982,.

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ZAZ-968M was the only Zaporozhets, Produced in 2 different states almost 15 лет

Despite the fact, what in 1988 year in Zaporozhye finally mastered the production of front-Tavria, former model without any special changes lasted «in the ranks» until the summer 1994 of the year. As is the case with the previous Zaporozhets, «Tugurov» I crossed on the line with a new car, but I never lost to him in the Russian period, It is becoming a thing of the past until the time «nezalezhnoy» Ukraine. In this way, ZAZ-968M is the only model among zadneprivodnikov, which was produced above ten years.

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One of the few differences early machines - no plastic "fangs" on the bumpers. The rest of the years of ZAZ-968M practically unchanged

Generally, and "Five", and VAZ-2106, and "Zero Seven" compared with Zaporozhets lived for much more of long and eventful life of the conveyor.

MYTH 5: Removing the "ears", Designers have tried to get rid of the car's tendency to overheat

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One of the main problems plows - "generic" tendency to overheat the power unit. The intense thermal regime "vent", its sensitivity to dirt and lack of classic liquid cooling system caused many complaints from owners of previous versions.

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MeMZ-968 often overheat even on the "big-eared"

Since radically change something the designers could not in this matter, is a partial solution to the problem they see in cleverly organized flows of "artificial drafts". Because instead of the usual "ears" new Zaporozhets got special air vents. The air intake is thus carried out only on the right side, but on the left side segments deployed ahead of the vehicle, thus ensuring adequate ventilation.

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Please note - the left and right side "gills" vozduhopoglotiteley have different directions!

This facilitated and the slot on the rear panel, which covered the license symbol. The casing of the duct from the fan impeller cover taken to the hood, got to the right in the engine compartment air after heating was deduced from the back side.

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By the number of ventilation slots "Emka" was out of competition
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With this "bread box" was allocated hot air from the engine
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All these details have been designed to make the best of the heat engine mode ZAZ-968M

Unfortunately, many owners Zaporozhtsev violated this design, simply dismantling the "unnecessary", in their opinion, details. In addition, due to engine oil leaks crusted dusty "working out", which further exacerbated the heat. However, the presence or absence of the corresponding "ears" on the temperature conditions are not particularly influenced - at least, defective ZAZ-968M heated no more, than other versions Zaporozhtsev. But self-made "air vents, air intakes", made of tinplate or aluminum and mounted on the bonnet in the region of the vents, engine blowout did not improve, if only because, that at this point of exhaust air, rather than its inflow.

MYTH 6: Front seats in the ZAZ-968M were borrowed from Lada

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New model features a "ennobled" interior, something resembling Zhiguli in a lightweight miniature. Salon has become much more the risk of injury due to a number of new parts, the most noticeable of which the front seat steel. Because of the new "chairs" forms of these seats and the design of the upholstery is nicknamed "Zhigulevsk". Many owners "emok" sincerely believed, that they are without any alterations borrowed from the first model Zhiguli, equipping only tilting mechanism, which allows passengers to sit in the second row.

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Zhiguli first model, as their interior, limit was the desire of many owners Zaporozhtsev

In reality, the chair design was like "Zhigulevsk", however, the front seat and VAZ ZAZov different. Due to the need for tilting seat when boarding and landing of passengers even designers have provided a mechanism, fixing them with the door closed.

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Chair ZAZ-968A (1-th photo) and ZAZ-968M slightly different in appearance, At the same time, "Ashka" they were more "Zhigulevsk". But for obvious reasons, they added a mechanism for tilting forward

truth, many machines have been loosened seat, and the owners preferred to simply dismantle the passenger seat for, To simplify the loading of passengers on the rear sofa, and arrange in the cabin roomy "trunk", which were placed on the road such necessary things, as rural livestock feed or a sack. One more problem, associated with the front seats - low landing driver and passenger, vpribavok who have been deprived of any lateral support.

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Planting "below the glass' — is not the only problem, because of the proximity of wheel leg niches in the interior had to practically push through

In this version,, despite the fairly hefty chair, ergonomic miscalculations "eared" were not corrected. In particular, it suffered from disabilities and holders of retirement age (and such on Zaporozhets drove most of the).

MYTH 7: ZAZ-968M was the most perfect modification plows

and the myth, and the truth

Superior exterior and a comfortable interior is not made of ZAZ-968M or Moskvich VAZ, because in any case, this model retains most of the characteristic features of the car-deficiencies, issued in Zaporozhye. But novelty salon there round the clock on "shestorochnyh" type, and windshield washer received an electronic drive!

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ZAZ-968M was even hours! But this "luxury item" was not at all Zhiguli
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Electronic pump on Zaporozhets was not only at the windshield washer, but also for running on gasoline (!) Autonomous cabin heater
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Large rectangular lights with reversing section - feel the difference with "eared"!
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The front direction indicators of overall style linked to rear optics

Spare wheel and both sets of tool luggage transferred — in the engine compartment and the cabin respectively. "Unloaded" trunk vpribavok ennobled by plastic covers and a rubber mat, closed thus not only the metal body, but also the details of the control of management, and battery.

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ZAZ-968M has received a far greater number of parts made of plastic. By some of these designers have covered part of the control of management, gidroprivodov and "Peck"

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ZAZ-968M has received a far greater number of parts made of plastic. By some of these designers have covered part of the control of management, gidroprivodov and "Peck"

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ZAZ-968M has received a far greater number of parts made of plastic. By some of these designers have covered part of the control of management, gidroprivodov and "Peck"

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Pedals all Zaporozhtsev was quite uncomfortable and "squeezed" from all sides

MeMZ-968 had a solid resource - about 125 000 kilometers, if the holder complies with the conditions routine maintenance of the machine.

Slightly more powerful, comfortable and modern - ZAZ-968M if looked "pale", it is only in comparison with the "vsepolnotsennymi" and almost twice more expensive cars AZLK and VAZ. But in comparison with the "humpback", and with the same "eared" this model became really more friendly to its owner. This is especially appreciated the first buyers 'emok "in the early' 80s. Over the years, the innovations were felt not so acute - especially against the backdrop of new models of the Soviet automobile industry. But this is a completely different story.

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