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    1978 z28??

    i got a 1994 v6 Camaro planning on buying a 78 z28 can anyone help with the pros and cons of buying it???

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    Handling difference will be night and day also.

    78 z will turn like a land yacht.

    94 v6 will turn almost on a dime and leave .03 in change.
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    The real numbers.

    1978 Camaro Engine & Drivetrain Info

    CID Config Bore & Stroke BHP @ RPM Torque @ rpm Comp Carb.
    L-22 250* L-6 3.875 x 3.53 90 @ 3600* 175 @ 1600* 8.1:1 1V
    L-22 250 L-6 3.875 x 3.53 110 @ 3800 195 @ 1600 8.1:1 1V
    LG-3 305* V-8 3.736 x 3.48 135 @ 3800* 240 @ 2000* 8.4:1 2V
    LG-3 305 V-8 3.736 x 3.48 145 @ 3800 245 @ 2400 8.4:1 2V
    LM-1 350* V-8 4.00 x 3.48 160 @ 3800* 260 @ 2400* 8.2:1 4V
    LM-1 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 170 @ 3800 270 @ 2400 8.2:1 4V
    Z-28 350* V-8 4.00 x 3.48 175 @ 3800* 265 @ 2400* 8.2:1 4V
    Z-28 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 185 @ 4000 280 @ 2400 8.2:1 4V highest offered in 78..

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    1978 Camaro Data

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    1994 Chevy Camaro Specifications | eHow.com


    Engine and Transmission



    The base trim of the 1994 Chevrolet Camaro has a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with a 3,392cc displacement, a 3.62-by-3.31-inch bore and stroke and a 9-to-1 compression ratio. The Z28 comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 with a 5,737cc displacement, a 4-by-3.48-inch bore and stroke and a 10.5-to-1 compression ratio. The base trim engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission, while that of the Z28 is paired with a six-speed manual.


    Performance



    The engine of the '94 Camaro's base trim produces 160 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque, while that of the Z28 produces 275 horsepower and 325 foot-pounds of torque. Regarding acceleration, the Z28 is the better performer of the two trims, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds and a quarter-mile mile of 14 seconds. The base trim, however, gets better gas mileage: at 19/28 mpg compared to the Z28's 17/26 mpg.


    Exterior Specs



    A two-door vehicle, the 1994 Chevrolet Camaro has a curb weight range of 3,200 to 3,700 lbs. It is 193 inches long, 74 inches wide and 52 inches high, and it possesses a 101-inch wheelbase and 16-inch alloy wheels.
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    Thankz for the help man!
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