In 1993 General Motors moved production of it’s Chevrolet Camaro model from it’s Van Nuys, California assembly plant to Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada just in time for the introduction of the forth generation Camaro.
The new model featured more rounded styling than it’s predecessor as did the similarly F-body platform fourth generation Pontiac Firebird.
From 1993 to 1995 fourth generation Camaro’s were powered by either a 160 hp 3.4 litre / 207 cui V6, as in the example seen here at the Bristol American Car Show at Yate Town Football Club, or 275hp 350 cui / 5.7 litre MPFI (LT1) Small Block V-8 for the more expensive Z/28 version.
1994 Camaro’s, as seen here, saw the previously yellow instrument gauge graphics replaced with white, ’94 Camaro convertible advertising ran with the “Now open to the public” strap line.
Under the bonnet hood the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), for the engine, silicon chip was no longer removable and was now reprogrammed via the Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) located next to the center console, beneath the drivers side dashboard.
As well as managing the engine electronics 1994 Camaro ECU’s were also tasked with managing the new 4 speed 4L60E automatic transmission, as seen on today’s featured vehicle, which could be ordered as an option to replace the standard manual 5 speed on the V6, and standard manual 6 speed on the Z/28.
Thanks for joining me on this “Multi Tasking Canadian” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at another motorcycle engine powered race car. Don’t forget to come back now !