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Old 04-04-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Anybody remember the "H.O." series Z28's???

I believe they were released in either 83 or 84. My Dad bought a brand new black one when I was 8 years old and he was 33, now I have a black SS and I'm 33...kinda cool in a nostalgic way.

Anyway, does anyone know exactly what engine upgrades the H.O. series camaro came with back in the day? I know there must be some members here who rocked an H.O. back then!

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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In mid-1983, GM introduced the L69. The L69 is the H.O. engine you are talking about. The L69 is an upgraded version of the LG4 but with flat topped pistons, a better camshaft, two air intake snorkels, a wider exhaust system, the wider catalytic converter from the Corvette, a 9.5:1 compression ratio instead of 8.6:1, richer secondary metering rods, blah blah blah... I think you get the point. It was only offered in 1983, 1984, limited production in 1985, and 74 made for racing in 1986, but 11 were made for the public.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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i remember it,but not in that detail.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:25 AM   #4
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Or I've heard you can get the H.Ohsmokes option too, probably the best of them all.......this is an 1984 Z28 H.O.



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Old 04-07-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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1984 Z28 HO

I have one too. Handles great! Maybe better than my new 2010 SS? Not much for horsepower but a blast to drive. The HO package was pretty cheap for what it added. I think it was around $750.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:23 PM   #6
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Or I've heard you can get the H.Ohsmokes option too, probably the best of them all.......this is an 1984 Z28 H.O.



man, tht is a good looking car!! iv always loved the profile view of the third gens. its the best angle on them!
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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i've got magazine articles on it. It doesn't sound like much now ( it was 200 HP if you put in premium) but from where they were coming in the 70s and early 80s it was a big jump back to being somewhat quick.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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I had a blue 84 Z-28 that had the 5.0 HO. Only thing I remember about it is that it had the Rochester quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:54 AM   #9
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L69

My brother had an '84 Denim blue L69 Monte Carlo SS. Great performance for the time period.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:56 PM   #10
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In mid-1983, GM introduced the L69. The L69 is the H.O. engine you are talking about. The L69 is an upgraded version of the LG4 but with flat topped pistons, a better camshaft, two air intake snorkels, a wider exhaust system, the wider catalytic converter from the Corvette, a 9.5:1 compression ratio instead of 8.6:1, richer secondary metering rods, blah blah blah... I think you get the point. It was only offered in 1983, 1984, limited production in 1985, and 74 made for racing in 1986, but 11 were made for the public.
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Very nice L69 IROC-Z. I have a 1985 Yellow L69.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:58 PM   #11
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ahh beautiful cars!
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You know why they made the H.O. don’t you? Because a Ho needs transportation too!
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