1981 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1981 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

The 1981 Chevrolet Camaro marked the end of the second generation of the pony car (thank goodness, say many, disappointed with the lack of power throughout the decade). Only three trims were offered, limited to the base model, Berlinetta, and Z28. The Rally Sport disappeared once again. The RS, truly the Mr. Roper of the family, seemed to like to drop in, make a few folks smile, then depart, leaving people wondering when it would return again.

The 1981 Camaro different from its second generation counterparts, as it had a computer which made the V8 street-legal for all 50 states (we're looking at you, California). The V6 remained without this equalizer, leaving the base engine a 229-ci V6 rated at 110 horsepower for everywhere but California, where a 231-ci similarly rated vehicle was available.

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    mnmoose
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    Hi I Have A 1981 Z28 That Had A Saginaw 4 Speed. With Console.. I Bought A ...

    Muncie swap

    22 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
    Logan Gladney
    0

    I Would Like To Convert To A Manual Transmission.

    Hello, I have 1981 Chevy Camaro, which was recently passed down to me from my father. It has an automatic transmission and i would like to convert it to a manual. What can i do, what all do i need, ...

    30 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    Logan Gladney
    0

    Automatic To Manual

    I have a 1981 camaro and it is automatic, i would like to switch it to a manual. What do i need to do, where can i get the supplies, and how much might i be spending.

    17 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    Littleguy111
    5

    I Am Having Trouble With My 81 Camaro Berlinetta Stalling.

    I have an 81 Camaro Berlinetta I just recently bought off a buddy of mine from work. It has the 305 5.0L small block V8. It sat in a farmers field for 4 years and isn't in the best of shape. Howe...

    388 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
    TonysZ28
    45

    1981 Z 28 Vacuum Hoses

    Where can I find a diagram of all the vacuum hoses for my 1981 camaro z28 350 engin the car useless ok in park but if I put it in reverse or in drive with the acon it steals I think it may be a vacu...

    151 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 years ago)