1978 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1978 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

The 1978 Chevrolet Camaro featured an exterior redesign,including improving the bumpers with which the Camaro had struggled since more stringent standards were federally introduced in 1972. The new bumpers were now able to withstand impacts up to 5mph.

T-tops were available, and more powerful engines started to creep back. Not a bad year for the Camaro, especially considering it outsold the Mustang 247,437 to 179,039. Woohoo! The Z28 looked the part of a champion, with a hood scoop and Corvette-reminiscent fender vents.

The base engine was a 250-ci L6 rated at 110 (except in California, where it was reduced to 90 horses to meet emissions standards). The Z28 led the pack with a 350-ci V8 rated at 185 horsepower. This car rocks!

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    True Lt?

    I have a 78 camaro that is a supposed Type Lt. It has the sport cloth seats and special door panels, it also has the rear defrost, clock, cruise control that dont work, power brakes and spoiler, but ...

    1,356 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    I Just Missed Out On A 1979 Camaro Z28 Cause I Did Not Have The Cash Yet. T...

    Camaro z28 are hard to find in this part of the country and the one I found and observed for 8 months went away and I did not have the money yet. On the April I will have 10grand and I see z28s in Tex...

    15 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

    I Just Recently Bought A 78 Camaro. The Guy Had Put A New 350 Crate Engine ...

    23 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

    I Have A 1978 Z28 Camaro 350 /350 With A 3.42 To 1 Rear Axle, All Torque No...

    My 78 Z 28 350/350 has a 3.42 to 1 rear axle all torque no go on highway, what is the axle ratio I need to drive this car on the highway ?

    119 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
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    1978 Camaro Idling At 5-6000 Rpm

    My 1978 Camaro 305 is reading that it's idling at 5000+rpm. Could this be or is the gage broken? The engine sounds fine, runs well, but eek!

    150 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 years ago)