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
Lift: Intake .410
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
|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|