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

-

-

-

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

-

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)

RPODescriptionQuantity1986 PriceEst. Current Price
1FP87Camaro Sport Coupe, 4-Cylinder99,608$9,349.00$22,075.92
1FS87Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-Cylinder4,479$12,316.00$29,081.94
1FP87Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-Cylinder88,132$12,316.00$29,081.94
AG9Power Seat, Driver Side32,045$225.00$531.30
AM9Seat Back, Split Folding Rear25,975$50.00$118.07
AU3Power Door Locks85,154$130.00$306.97
A01Tinted Glass, All Windows182,560$115.00$271.55
A31Power Windows110,155$195.00$460.46
A90Power Hatch Release109,616$40.00$94.45
BS1Quiet Sound Group10,758$82.00$193.63
B4KRadio, Stereo w/ Seek/Scan and Clock31,991$232.00$547.82
B4NRadio, Stereo w/ Seek/Scan8,130$193.00$455.73
B4ZIROC Sport Equipment Package49,585$659.00$1,556.11
B34Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Front126,236$20.00$47.23
B35Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Rear121,340$15.00$35.42
B48Luggage Compartment Trim29,738$164.00$387.26
B84Moldings, Body Side145,607$55.00$129.87
B91Moldings, Door Edge (Black)24,402$15.00$35.42
CC1Roof Panels, Removable Glass91,089$846.00$1,997.67
CD4Windshield Wipers, Intermittent108,442$50.00$118.07
C25Rear Window Wiper, w/ Washer1,566$125.00$295.16
C49Defogger, Rear Window136,537$145.00$342.39
C60Air Conditioning167,602$750.00$1,770.99
C67Air Conditioning, Electronic (Berlinetta Only)4,374$750.00$1,770.99
DD8Mirror, Inside Rear View Automatic12,793$80.00$188.91
DE1Louvers, Rear Window6,058$210.00$495.88
DG7Mirrors, Electric Twin Remote37,686$91.00$214.88
DK6Console, Roof28,917$50.00$118.07
D27Cover, Locking Rear Storage (Std. Berlinetta)5,966$80.00$188.91
D42Cover, Rear Compartment Cargo Area80,706$69.00$162.93
D80Spoiler (included w/ Z28)76,457$69.00$162.93
G80Rear Axle, Limited Slip29,207$100.00$236.13
G92Rear Axle, Performance Ratio (Z28 Only)4,703$21.00$49.59
J65Brakes, Power Front Disc and Rear Disc26,684$179.00$422.68
K05Heater, Engine Block6,945$20.00$47.23
K34Speed Control, w/ Resume106,431$175.00$413.23
LB8Engine, 173 ci, 135 hp V6 (Std. Berlinetta)77,478$350.00$826.46
LB9Engine, 305 ci, 190 hp V8 (Z28 Only)46,374$695.00$1,641.11
LG4Engine, 305 ci, 155 hp V8 (Std. Z28)68,293$750.00$1,770.99
L69Engine, 305 ci, 190 hp V8 (IROC Z28 Only)74$695.00$1,641.11
MX0Transmission, Automatic w/ Overdrive160,639$465.00$1,098.01
N33Tilt Steering Column150,251$115.00$271.55
PB4Locks, Wheel (For RPO PE1)6,298$16.00$37.78
PE1Wheels, Aluminum (Berlinetta Only)6,596$225.00$531.30
QACTires, P235/60R15 Blackwall (Z28 Only)4$85.00$200.71
QDXTires, P195/70R14 Eagle GT (Berlinetta Only)2,826$80.00$188.91
QHXTires, P205/70R14 Blackwall (Berlinetta Only)1,195n/cn/c
QHYTires, P205/70R14 White Stripe (Berlinetta Only)2,496$66.00$155.85
QYHTires, P215/65R15 White Letter (n/c Z28)67,821$92.00$217.24
QYZTires, P215/65R15 Blackwall ($92 Credit w/ Z28)66,567n/cn/c
TR9Lighting, Auxiliary85,679$72.00$170.01
TT4Headlamps, Halogen (4)71,476$25.00$59.03
T96Fog Lamps, Halogen (Incl. w/ Z28)22,089$60.00$141.68
UA1Battery, Heavy Duty64,877$26.00$61.39
UL5Radio, Delete ($256 Credit w/ Berlinetta, $95 w/ Z28)13,121-$256.00-$604.50
UL6Radio, AM w/ Clock (n/c Z28)813$39.00$92.09
UT4Radio, Stereo, Tape, Clock, S/S, EQ (Berlinetta)4,095$242.00$571.44
U05Horns, Dual (Std. Berlinetta)24,638$12.00$28.34
U21Gauge Package50,627$149.00$351.84
U75Antenna, Power29,833$65.00$153.49
V08Cooling, Heavy Duty2,919$70.00$165.29
YE2Radio, AM/FM Stereo Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan, Equalizer50,090$504.00$1,190.10
YE3Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/ Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan75,988$354.00$835.91
YF5Emission Equipment, Required for California19,805$99.00$233.77

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

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