1983 Chevy Camaro '83

dave8412  Jun 6 2006 - 11:51am   

1983 Chevrolet Camaro

1983 Chevrolet Camaro History



To better compete against it's competition, the 5.0 liter H.O. engine was introduced mid-year (March 1, 1983) in the Z28. The H.O. engine came with a higher lift and longer duration cam, dual snorkel intake system with a "5.0 Liter H.O." decal on the air cleaner, specially calibrated Quadrajet carburetor, lightweight flywheel, electric cooling fan, bigger 2.75 inch exhaust, Corvette style wide mouth monolithic catalytic converter, 5.0 Liter H.O. exterior/interior identification, and came standard with a 3.73 rear axle gear. In 1983, the L69 was only available with a 5 speed manual transmission.

New L69 cam:      L69 305 H.O.         
190 HP / 240 Lb.Ft.
Tach: Yellow 5000
Red 5500

Lift: Intake .410
Exhaust .423

Duration: Intake 320
(crank) Exhaust 320

The 4 speed automatic 700R4 is introduced and was the only automatic available on V8 cars. It will be the only automatic available for the rest of the generation and will go on to recieve upgrading throughout the years. The T-5 5 speed manual was introduced and was the only manual transmission available on V8 cars also.

All Z28 hoods were switched from SMC to steel except the LU5 air induction hood. This would be the last year for this functional induction hood, only available on the Z28, which still featured opening flaps for a ram air-like effect. Charcoal was added as a wheel accent/valance color. The gearshift indicator plate changes (OD selection added) to accomodate the Automatic Overdrive 700-R4 and the round automatic shift knob changes slightly with a raised detent button and a slight neck down on bottom.

1983 Chevrolet Camaro Drivetrain List

Yr Model Trans Engine
code/type
CR Displ. HP Torque Induc-
tion
Manual
std.
Manual
opt.
(G92)
Auto
std.
Auto
opt.
(G92)
83 Sport Coupe M4,A3 LQ8* L4 8.2:1 2.5 (151) 92@4000 134@2800 2 bbl 3.42 ---- 3.08 3.23
83 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LQ8* L4 8.2:1 2.5 (151) 92@4000 134@2800 2 bbl 3.73 ---- 3.42 ----
83 Sport Coupe M4,A3 LQ9 L4 8.2:1 2.5 (151) 92@4000 134@2800 TBI 3.42 ---- 3.08 3.23
83 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LQ9 L4 8.2:1 2.5 (151) 92@4000 134@2800 TBI 3.73 ---- 3.42 ----
83 Sport Coupe A3 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) 107@4800 145@2100 2 bbl ---- ---- 3.08 ----
83 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) 107@4800 145@2100 2 bbl 3.42 ---- 3.23 ----
83 Berlinetta A3 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) 107@4800 145@2100 2 bbl ---- ---- 3.08 ----
83 Berlinetta M5,A4 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) 107@4800 145@2100 2 bbl 3.42 ---- 3.23 ----
83 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) 150@4000 240@2400 4bbl 3.23 3.73 3.08 ----
83 Berlinetta M5,A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) 150@4000 240@2400 4bbl 3.23 3.73 3.08 ----
83 Z28 M5,A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) 150@4000 240@2400 4bbl 3.23 3.73 3.23 ----
83 Z28 A4 LU5 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 175@4200 250@2800 CFI ---- ---- 2.93 3.23
83 Z28 M5 L69 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 190@4800 240@3200 4bbl HO 3.73 ---- ---- ----
*Canada and overseas - only 156 produced

1983 Chevrolet Camaro Production Numbers

Year Total Production Z28 Berlinetta Sport Coupe
1983 154,831 62,650 27,925 63,806
 
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