1986 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

1986 Camaro Specifications

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Due to federal regulations, all Camaro models received a high-mount brake light in 1986. For this model year, it could be found attached to the hatchback glass, which was changed for 1987.

The 1986 model year also marked the last year for the 305ci L69 HO engine option, and just 74 Camaro models were manufactured with this engine for 1986. Sixty three of those were commissioned as Canadian Player’s cars, while a mere 11 were manufactured for public sale.

By 1986, the base 4-cylinder engine was gone and the 173ci V6 took its place. The 305 LB9 engine remained but saw a decrease in power from 215hp to 190hp in all IROC-Z models. The 305ci LG4 V8 also remained, while a few 350ci L98 V8s snuck into the lineup under the hood of a handful of 1986 IROC-Z models built after June of that year.


1986 Camaro OEM Brochure


1986 Camaro Model Options:


Sub-Models: (all 2-door models)
  • Sport Coupe
  • Berlinetta
  • Z28
  • IROC-Z

Engine Options:
  • 173ci LB8 V6
  • 305ci V8 LG4 145hp
  • 305ci V8 L69
  • 305ci LB9 TPI V8 215hp (190hp in IROC-Z models = all automatic transmissions)
  • 350ci L98 V8

Transmission Options:
  • Borg-Warner 5-speed manual
  • TH700-R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive

1986 Camaro Production:
  • 77,478 V6
  • 114,741 V8
  • 192,219 Total


Vehicle Identification Example: 
1G1FP87SXGL109383

  • Fifth digit is model level: P = Sport Coupe, Z28 Sport Coupe, S = Berlinetta
  • Eighth digit is engine code: F = 305ci V8 (LB9), G = 305ci V8 (L69), H = 305ci V8 (LG4), S = 173ci V6 (LB8)
  • Tenth digit is model year: G = 1986
  • Eleventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
  • Last six digits increased one for each car built at each plant.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 187.8″
  • Height: 49.8″
  • Width: 72.0″
  • Wheelbase: 101.0″

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Ads

1986 Camaro Model Option Breakouts

Z28 Special Performance Package

Modified McPhearson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral airdam. Ground effects rockers.


Total Production:
  • 88,132

Engine:

Base engine was the LG4 305 w/ 4 barrel Quadrajet carburetor. Dual exhaust.


Transmission:

No information.


Clutch:

10.34 inches


Rear Axle:

Positraction (G80) mandatory when equipped with 4 wheel disc brakes.


Brakes:

J65 4 wheel disc brakes available.


Suspension:
  • Stiffer bracing and bushing material than base Camaro.
  • 58/32 N/mm Front/Rear Spring Rate (SC = 58/18, F41 = 58/18)
  • 31/21 mm Front/Rear Sway bar diameter (SC = 27/12, F41 = 29/12)

Steering:

7 ply-joint vs 4 ply in base Camaro improves rag joint stiffness and offers better angular deflection. Recirculating-ball power steering with fast 12.7:1 ratio, plus limited boost to improve road feel.


Wheels & Tires:

5 spoke aluminum 15 x 7 inch. Goodyear P215/65R-15 white letter, steel belted radials.

1986 Camaro Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications

Type

Size

Carb/Fuel Injection

RPO

Horsepower

Torque

Compression Ratio

Application

I4

151 cid / 2.5L

TBI

LQ9*

88 hp @ 4400 RPM

130 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.0:1

Sport Coupe

V6

173 cid / 2.8L

MFI

LB8

135 hp @ 5100 RPM

160 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

8.9:1

Berlinetta (base engine), Sport Coupe (base)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

LG4

155 hp @ 4200 RPM

245 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

9.5:1

Sport Coupe, Berlinetta

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

LG4

165 hp @ 4400 RPM

250 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

9.5:1

Z28 (base engine)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

L69 / HO

190 hp @ 4800 RPM

240 lb-ft @3200 RPM

9.5:1

IROC

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TPI

LB9

190 hp @ 4000 RPM

285 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.5:1

Z28, IROC

V8

350 cid / 5.7L

TPI

L98

220 hp @ 4200 RPM

320 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

9.5:1

IROC

*None Delivered

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

DAD

173 cid MFI

LB8

Automatic Transmission

DAX

173 cid MFI

LB8

Manual Transmission

DBB

173 cid MFI

LB8

DBC

173 cid MFI

LB8

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

C7D

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

Export

C7H

305 cid

Manual Transmission

Export

DDA

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

D4C

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

D4K

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

DDC

305 cid

Manual Transmission

DDD

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

DDH

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

California Emissions

DDS

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

DDT

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

California Emissions

DDX

305 cid

Automatic Transmission

DDY

305 cid

DFR

305 cid

Manual Transmission

DFS

305 cid

Manual Transmission

California Emissions

DFR

305 cid

DFU

305 cid

Note
Some suffix codes were universal (fifty state plus Canada)

1986 Camaro Transmission Codes

Warner 5-Speed Manual Codes

Chevrolet #

RPO

Type

10079867

MB1

Borg Warner 5-Speed

10079860

M39

Borg Warner 5-Speed

Turbo Hydramatic 700-R4 Codes

Code

Engine Size

Note

YX

173 cid V6

MD8

YP

305 cid V8

MD

Y8

305 cid V8

MD8

YW

305 cid V8

MD8

YF

305 cid V8

MD8

YZ

305 cid V8

MD8

YS

305 cid V8

MD8

1985 Camaro Manual Transmission Ratios

 

LQ9

LB8

LG4

LG4

L69/HO

LB9

C.I.

151

173

305

305

305

305

First Gear

3.76:1

3.50:1

2.95:1

3.35:1

3.35:1 / 2.95:1

Second Gear

2.18:1

2.14:1

1.94:1

1.93:1

1.93:1 / 1.94:1

Third Gear

1.42:1

1.36:1

1.34:1

1.29:1

1.29:1 / 1.34:1

Fourth Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Fifth Gear

0.86:1

0.78:1

0.63:1

0.63:1

0.61:1 / 0.63:1

Reverse

3.76:1

3.39:1

2.76:1

2.76:1

3.15:1 / 2.76:1

Clutch Dia

9.12

9.12

10.00

10.00

10.55

Axle Ratio S

3.73:1

3.42:1

2.73:1

3.73

3.27

Axle Ratio P

3.23:1

1985 Camaro 700-R4 Automatic Transmission Ratios

 

LB8

LG4

LB9

L98

First Gear

3.06:1

3.06:1

3.06:1

3.06:1

Second Gear

1.63:1

1.63:1

1.63:1

1.63:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Fourth Gear

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

Reverse

2.29:1

2.29:1

2.29:1

2.29:1

Torque Converter Dia.

9.65

9.65

11.75

11.75

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

2.73:1

2.73:1 / 3.42:1

3.27:1

Axle Ratio P

3.23:1

Axle Ratio Key

  • S = Standard Ratio
  • P = Performance Ratio

1986 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

2HC

3.73:1

2HD

2.73:1

2HG

3.23:1

2HH

3.42:1

2HL

3.42:1

2HM

3.73:1

2HP

2.73:1

2HS

3.73:1

2HT

2.73:1

2HV

2.73:1

2HY

3.23:1

1986 Camaro Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPO Description Quantity 1986 Price Est. Current Price
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 4-Cylinder 99,608 $9,349.00 $22,075.92
1FS87 Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-Cylinder 4,479 $12,316.00 $29,081.94
1FP87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-Cylinder 88,132 $12,316.00 $29,081.94
AG9 Power Seat, Driver Side 32,045 $225.00 $531.30
AM9 Seat Back, Split Folding Rear 25,975 $50.00 $118.07
AU3 Power Door Locks 85,154 $130.00 $306.97
A01 Tinted Glass, All Windows 182,560 $115.00 $271.55
A31 Power Windows 110,155 $195.00 $460.46
A90 Power Hatch Release 109,616 $40.00 $94.45
BS1 Quiet Sound Group 10,758 $82.00 $193.63
B4K Radio, Stereo w/ Seek/Scan and Clock 31,991 $232.00 $547.82
B4N Radio, Stereo w/ Seek/Scan 8,130 $193.00 $455.73
B4Z IROC Sport Equipment Package 49,585 $659.00 $1,556.11
B34 Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Front 126,236 $20.00 $47.23
B35 Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Rear 121,340 $15.00 $35.42
B48 Luggage Compartment Trim 29,738 $164.00 $387.26
B84 Moldings, Body Side 145,607 $55.00 $129.87
B91 Moldings, Door Edge (Black) 24,402 $15.00 $35.42
CC1 Roof Panels, Removable Glass 91,089 $846.00 $1,997.67
CD4 Windshield Wipers, Intermittent 108,442 $50.00 $118.07
C25 Rear Window Wiper, w/ Washer 1,566 $125.00 $295.16
C49 Defogger, Rear Window 136,537 $145.00 $342.39
C60 Air Conditioning 167,602 $750.00 $1,770.99
C67 Air Conditioning, Electronic (Berlinetta Only) 4,374 $750.00 $1,770.99
DD8 Mirror, Inside Rear View Automatic 12,793 $80.00 $188.91
DE1 Louvers, Rear Window 6,058 $210.00 $495.88
DG7 Mirrors, Electric Twin Remote 37,686 $91.00 $214.88
DK6 Console, Roof 28,917 $50.00 $118.07
D27 Cover, Locking Rear Storage (Std. Berlinetta) 5,966 $80.00 $188.91
D42 Cover, Rear Compartment Cargo Area 80,706 $69.00 $162.93
D80 Spoiler (included w/ Z28) 76,457 $69.00 $162.93
G80 Rear Axle, Limited Slip 29,207 $100.00 $236.13
G92 Rear Axle, Performance Ratio (Z28 Only) 4,703 $21.00 $49.59
J65 Brakes, Power Front Disc and Rear Disc 26,684 $179.00 $422.68
K05 Heater, Engine Block 6,945 $20.00 $47.23
K34 Speed Control, w/ Resume 106,431 $175.00 $413.23
LB8 Engine, 173 ci, 135 hp V6 (Std. Berlinetta) 77,478 $350.00 $826.46
LB9 Engine, 305 ci, 190 hp V8 (Z28 Only) 46,374 $695.00 $1,641.11
LG4 Engine, 305 ci, 155 hp V8 (Std. Z28) 68,293 $750.00 $1,770.99
L69 Engine, 305 ci, 190 hp V8 (IROC Z28 Only) 74 $695.00 $1,641.11
MX0 Transmission, Automatic w/ Overdrive 160,639 $465.00 $1,098.01
N33 Tilt Steering Column 150,251 $115.00 $271.55
PB4 Locks, Wheel (For RPO PE1) 6,298 $16.00 $37.78
PE1 Wheels, Aluminum (Berlinetta Only) 6,596 $225.00 $531.30
QAC Tires, P235/60R15 Blackwall (Z28 Only) 4 $85.00 $200.71
QDX Tires, P195/70R14 Eagle GT (Berlinetta Only) 2,826 $80.00 $188.91
QHX Tires, P205/70R14 Blackwall (Berlinetta Only) 1,195 n/c n/c
QHY Tires, P205/70R14 White Stripe (Berlinetta Only) 2,496 $66.00 $155.85
QYH Tires, P215/65R15 White Letter (n/c Z28) 67,821 $92.00 $217.24
QYZ Tires, P215/65R15 Blackwall ($92 Credit w/ Z28) 66,567 n/c n/c
TR9 Lighting, Auxiliary 85,679 $72.00 $170.01
TT4 Headlamps, Halogen (4) 71,476 $25.00 $59.03
T96 Fog Lamps, Halogen (Incl. w/ Z28) 22,089 $60.00 $141.68
UA1 Battery, Heavy Duty 64,877 $26.00 $61.39
UL5 Radio, Delete ($256 Credit w/ Berlinetta, $95 w/ Z28) 13,121 -$256.00 -$604.50
UL6 Radio, AM w/ Clock (n/c Z28) 813 $39.00 $92.09
UT4 Radio, Stereo, Tape, Clock, S/S, EQ (Berlinetta) 4,095 $242.00 $571.44
U05 Horns, Dual (Std. Berlinetta) 24,638 $12.00 $28.34
U21 Gauge Package 50,627 $149.00 $351.84
U75 Antenna, Power 29,833 $65.00 $153.49
V08 Cooling, Heavy Duty 2,919 $70.00 $165.29
YE2 Radio, AM/FM Stereo Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan, Equalizer 50,090 $504.00 $1,190.10
YE3 Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/ Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan 75,988 $354.00 $835.91
YF5 Emission Equipment, Required for California 19,805 $99.00 $233.77

Note
Option prices are retail for base model. Prices could be reduced or option could be had at no charge if it was included as standard equipment on the Z28, IROC, or Berlinetta model.

1986 Camaro Paint Codes

Exterior Paint Codes

Paint / WA Code

Color

Quantity

Model

Interior Availability

13S / 9021

Silver

11,750

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-G-R-S

23 / 8751

Bright Blue

19,254

Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-S

28 / 8743

Black Sapphire (Dark Blue)

9,926

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-G-S

40 / 8554

White

27,067

Bc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-C-G-R-S

41 / 8555

Black

35,579

Bc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-C-G-R-S

51 / 8929

Yellow Gold

3,915

Bc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-S

60 / 8753

Champagne Gold (Light Brown)

4

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-S

66 / 8754

Russet (Copper)

2

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-C-S

68 / 8757

Medium Russet (Dark Brown)

3,071

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-S

74 / 8748

Flame Red (Dark)

17,227

Bc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

81 / 8774

Bright Red

46,542

Bc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

84 / 7782

Gunmetal (Gray)

17,886

Bc-Spc-Zc

Bk-G-R-S

Interior Trim Codes

Color Code

Interior Style

19B

Black Standard Cloth

19C

Black Custom Cloth

19D

Black Conteur Custom Cloth

19E

Black Conteur Standard Cloth

19N

Black Custom Vinyl

19R

Black Standard Vinyl

62B

Saddle Standard Cloth

62C

Saddle Custom Cloth

62D

Saddle Conteur Custom Cloth

62E

Saddle Conteur Standard Cloth

62N

Saddle Custom Vinyl

62R

Saddle Standard Vinyl

68B

Copper Standard Cloth

68C

Copper Custom Cloth

68N

Copper Custom Vinyl

72B

Red Standard Cloth

72C

Red Custom Cloth

72D

Red Conteur Custom Cloth

72E

Red Conteur Standard Cloth

72N

Red Custom Vinyl

72R

Red Standard Vinyl

82B

Gray Standard Cloth

82C

Gray Custom Cloth

82N

Gray Custom Vinyl

82R

Gray Standard Vinyl

* Codes 19D and 19E (black conteur) used gray cloth in seats.

Abbreviations: Bk = Black, Bc = Berlinetta Coupe, C = Copper, cc = Custom Cloth, ccc = Conteur Custom Cloth, csc = Conteur Standard Cloth, cv = Custom Vinyl, G = Gray, R = Red, S = Saddle, sc = Standard Cloth, sv = Standard Vinyl, Spc = Sport Coupe, Zc = Z28 Sport Coupe, Zci = IROC Z28 Sport Coupe

Disclaimer
The numbers in this have been compiled from many sources to make these pages as correct as possible. There is no guarantee that the numbers are complete or accurate, therefore, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility for damages incurred from the use of this information.

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