1978 Camaro Data
Drivetrain Codes & Info |
Option Info |
Exterior/Interior Info |
Spotters Guide & New Features
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Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1978 Option weight table) 1FQ87 (L6) - 3403
1FS87 (L6) - 3457
The Camaro wasn't just continuing to blow the competition away on the street, but it paste'ed the rival Mustang in the showroom again, outselling the Ford 247,437 to 179,039. There was no competition.
Removable smoke glass t-tops (CC1) were now available. The Type LT and Rally Sport were back, with the RS a separate model as opposed to a RPO. Z28 sales were going up, up & away... The only things slowing down were the cars themselves with the higher gear ratios (except in the Z28). This was in the effort to improve fuel economy. Other things that were improved in 1978 included....
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Base Coupe front view |
Rear View Sport Coupe (w/o "Nessie")
Click here for: 1978 Dealer Sales Brochure
Click here for Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes
|CID||Config||Bore & Stroke||BHP @ RPM||Torque @ rpm||Comp||Carb.||L-22||250*||L-6||3.875 x 3.53||90 @ 3600*||175 @ 1600*||8.1:1||1V||L-22||250||L-6||3.875 x 3.53||110 @ 3800||195 @ 1600||8.1:1||1V||LG-3||305*||V-8||3.736 x 3.48||135 @ 3800*||240 @ 2000*||8.4:1||2V||LG-3||305||V-8||3.736 x 3.48||145 @ 3800||245 @ 2400||8.4:1||2V||LM-1||350*||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||160 @ 3800*||260 @ 2400*||8.2:1||4V||LM-1||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||170 @ 3800||270 @ 2400||8.2:1||4V||Z-28||350*||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||175 @ 3800*||265 @ 2400*||8.2:1||4V||Z-28||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||185 @ 4000||280 @ 2400||8.2:1||4V|
Engine Suffix code
|CCH: 250ci, at, ce||CHL: 350ci, at||CTH: 305ci, mt||CCJ: 250ci, mt||CHR: 350ci, mt||CTK: 305ci, at, ce||CCK: 250ci, at||CHS: 350ci, at |
CHS: 350ci, MT*
|C3N: 305ci, ex, uu||CEM: 305ci, at||CHT: 350ci, mt, uu||C3T: 350ci, ex, uu||CHC: 350ci, at||CHU: 350ci, at, uu||C3Y:250ci, ex, uu||CHF: 350ci, at|
Engine Code Example: V0427CHS - (350ci - Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)
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1978 Camaro Power Teams
|3-and 4 speed||1||3.50:1||2.85:1||2.85:1||2.64:1|
|Clutch diam., in.||9.12||10.34||10.34||11.0|
Transmission Code Example: Y8D27 - (1978 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)
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Rear Axle Codes
Rearend Code Example: PYG100DE - (Chevy sourced 3.42 Posi, Assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year w/Eaton Posi)
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|RPO||Description||Qty||Retail *||1FQ87||Camaro Sport Coupe||134,491||$4,414.25||1FQ87||Camaro Rally Sport Coupe||11,902||4,784.25||1FS87||Camaro Type LT Coupe||65,635||4,814.25||1FS87||Camaro Type LT Rally Sport Coupe||5,696||5,065.25||1FQ87||Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe||54,907||5,603.85||AK1||Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder||96,221||21.00||AN6||Adjustable Seat Back, driver side||23,443||21.00||AU3||Power Door Locks||31,956||80.00||A01||Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows||233,115||56.00||A02||Tinted windshield||6,568||A31||Power Windows||51,008||124.00||BS1||Acoustical Insulation Package||B37||Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear||126,900||20.00||B80||Molding, roof drip||111,904||23.00||B84||Moldings, body side||136,724||42.00||B93||Moldings, door edge||79,602||11.00||...||Vinyl Sport Roof Cover||11,708||102.00||CC1||Roof Panels, removable glass||9,875||625.00||CD4||Windshield Wipers, intermittent||32,548||32.00||C50||Defroster, rear window||95,225||51.00||C60||Air Conditioning||194,584||539.00||D35||Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior||121,628||33.00||D55||Console||261,955||80.00||D80||Spoiler, rear||44,609||55.00||F41||Suspension, sport||33,920||38.00||G80||Positraction, rear axle||32,834||59.00||G92||Rear Axle, performance ratio||1,878||15.00||J50||Power Brakes||207,393||69.00||K05||Engine Block Heater||4,917||K30||Speed Control, cruise master||46,800||90.00||LG3||Engine, 305ci, 145hp V8 (135hp in Calif)||143,110||185.00||LM1||Engine, 350ci, 170hp V8 (160hp in Calif)||92,539||300.00||MM4||Transmission, 4-speed wide range||11,287||125.00||MX1||Transmission, automatic||239,559||307.00||M21||Transmission, 4-speed close ratio (Z28 only)||15,118||nc||NA6||Emission Equipment, high altitude||1,436||33.00||N33||Tilt Steering Column||117,035||69.00||N65||Spare Tire, space saver||30,440||nc||PE1||Wheels, custom-style||17,658||133.00||P01||Wheel Covers, bright metal||14,642||37.00||QBT||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter||44,370||61.00||QDW||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe||144,878||46.00||QEG||Tires, E78x14 belted blackwall||2,951||-112.95||QEH||Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe||13,138||-68.95||UA1||Battery, heavy-duty||26,390||18.00||UM1||Radio, AM with stereo tape||10,074||229.00||UM2||Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape||32,156||328.00||U05||Horns, dual||25,088||7.00||U14||Special Instrumentation||15,967||106.00||U35||Clock||26,246||20.00||U58||Radio, AM-FM stereo||32,477||229.00||U63||Radio, AM||74,376||79.00||U69||Radio, AM-FM||35,838||149.00||U76||Antenna, windshield type||74,814||25.00||U80||Speaker, rear seat||28,940||24.00||V01||Radiator heavy-duty||56,624||31.00||YF5||Emission Equipment, required for California||33,911||75.00||YJ8||Wheels, aluminum||23,794||265.00||ZJ7||Rally Wheels||102,563||85.00||ZJ9||Auxiliary Lighting||62,280||34.00||Z21||Style Trim Group||111,054||70.00||Z49||Canadian Equipment||19,314||Z54||Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package||32,099||61.00|
|Paint Code||Color||Qty||Interior Availability||11||White||28,908||B-Bk-C-G-T-Wb-Wbk-Wc-Wg-Ws||15 *||Silver||32,060||B-Bk-C-Wbk||19||Black||30,789||B-Bk-C-G-T-Wbk-Wc-Ws||22||Dark Blue||29,788||B-Bk-Wb-Wbk||24 *||Bright Blue||24,828||B-Bk-Wb-Wbk||34 *||Yellow-Orange||2,311||Bk-T-Wbk||48||Dark Blue-Green||15,030||Bk-T-G-Wbk-Wg||51||Bright Yellow||15,361||Bk-T-Wbk||63 *||Camel||20,267||Bk-T-Wbk||67 *||Saffron||9,230||Bk-T-Wbk-Ws||69 *||Dark Camel||23,370||Bk-T-Wbk||75||Light Red||16,163||Bk-C-T-Wbk||77 *||Carmine||24,509||Bk-C-T-Wbk-Wc|
1978 Sport Roof Color Code (T)
Interior Trim Codes:
Five distinct trim combinations available. Code number is color: 11 = White, 19 = Black, 24 = Blue, 44 = Green, 62 = Tan, 74 = Carmine
Suffix letter is trim level (Material Type or Grain). - B = Standard Cloth (Sparta trilaminate knit cloth), D = Edinburgh sport cloth (black only) C = Custom Cloth (Bedford Knit Corduroy), N = Custom vinyl (Derma vinyl), R = Standard vinyl (Oxen vinyl)
1978 Camaro Carpet Color
Interior color coordination: Seats, headliner & door panel trim are the same color
** With code 11 white seats, 19X had black carpet & instrument panel pad, 24X had blue carpet & instrument panel pad, 44X had green carpet & instrument panel pad, 67X had saffron carpet & instrument panel pad, and 74X had carmine carpet & instrument panel pad.
Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, C = Carmine, G = Green, T = Tan, W = White, Wb = White seats with blue carpet, Wbk = White seats with black carpet, Wc = White seats with carmine carpet, Wg = White seats with green carpet, Ws = White seats with saffron carpet.
Interior Trim / Seat Type order code, availability & cost
V**2 = vinyl Bucket Seats, (N/A Type LT), no charge.
C**2 = Cloth Bucket Seats, (N/A Type LT), $21.
Custom Interior: Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting, special insulation, "Type LT" seats, seat trim and door trim. Simulated leather on instrument cluster. Requires D35 sport mirrors.
X**2 = Custom vinyl Bucket, (no charge w/ Type LT), $294.
F**2 = Custom Cloth Bucket, ($21 w/Type LT), $315
Other Views: Front view | High Angle Nose | Side View | Aggressive view from front | Rear View | Z28 Sales Brochure
Engine: Hydraulic-cam 350 delivered 185 bhp and 280 ft./lb. torque. Cast-iron crank. 2-bolt mains. Cam timing: 280 degree intake, 288 exhaust, 58-degree overlap, 0.410 inch lift. Rochester 4-barrel carb. No mufflers but after the single catalytic converter the exhaust system split into two resonators and dual tail pipes. Identical to and unchanged from 1977.
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1978 Z28 Carburetor (Rochester Quadrajet)
Transmission: 4-speed Borg-Warner T-10, aluminum case, Inland or Hurst shifter, 2.54:1 low (not available in California). Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 optional, mandatory in California.
Clutch: 11 inch diameter.
Rear Axle: Ratios were 3.42 for Turbo Hydra-Matic and 3.73 for 4-speed; no options
Brakes: 11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums. (unchanged since 1970)
Front Suspension: Spring rates 365 lb./in. Stabilizer 1.2 inch. Identical to and unchanged from 1977.
Rear Suspension: Spring rate 127 lb./in. Rear Stabilizer .55 inch. Identical and unchanged since 1977.
Steering: Power assist, straight 13.02:1 overall. Identical to 1977.
Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 rims, Goodyear GR70-15 steel-belted radials standard.
Click here to see the specific 1978 Z28 Chassis Specifications.
Other Options, equipment, facts: While all Camaros for 1978 were restyled with the new front and rear fascias, the 1978 Z28 engine and suspension was basically identical to 1977. The exception to this was the incorparation of the lower control arm braces and reinforced spring shackles. Headlight bezels and window trim were black anodized, not chrome. New functional "gill" style fender vents, and a non-functional "stinger" style hood scoop which replaced the previously used "hood scoop" decal. Simulated Rope wrapped steering wheel, unique to the Z28.
Total Production: 54,907
Z28 Performance Test Data
1978 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound - Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; simulated leather accents on instrument cluster; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)
1978 Rally Sport Model - Two tone paint scheme, includes "upper color" hood, header
panel, grill, headlamp bezels, top of fenders, front part of roof, upper portion of doors, rear
end panel and license plate opening. Tri-color decal separates upper color from body color.
Tri-color rally sport decals on fenders and deck lid. Option D35 sport mirrors, D80 rear
spoiler and ZJ7 Rally Wheels were standard.
Not available w/vinyl roof, not combinable with Z28 model.
Available lower body color choices were: Blue, Camel, Lt. Red, Silver, White & Bright Yellow.
Click to view: Rally Sport Sales Brochure
1978 Type LT - Included Custom Interior. Radcliffe woven sport cloth fabric
replaced previous plaid cloth material. Door panels came in two styles with tack on arm rests combined with pull handles,
plain panel faces for interiors with cloth seats, and pleated faces for interiors with vinyl
seats. Tan simulated leather applique on instrument panel. Amberlite insulation blankets
included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and
under carpeting (RPO Z54 interior decor/quiet sound). Option D35 sport mirrors, U05 dual horns,
U14 Special Instrumentation and ZJ7 Rally Wheels were standard.
Click to view: Type LT Sales Brochure
Author: MadMike Maciolek
North Georgia Classic Camaro
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