* 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta *
THE #1 source for part and information to Camaro Berlinetta Owners for over 20 years !!!
----> Unlike many other Camaro web sites; this one will focus on one type of Third Generation Camaro; the Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta ! The Berlinetta was originally introduced with a second generation body-style in 1979 and was produced until mid-year of 1986. Chevrolet already dominated in the performance market with the Z28 at that time & decided to target the luxury market with the Berlinetta by installing an upgrade interior, complete gauge package, smooth riding suspension, and a long list of option codes inside of these unique Third Generation Camaro cars.
----> The 'Starship Camaro' Berlinetta was only offered during the 1984, 1985, & 1986 model years. It's concept was initially developed by A GM designer named Nelly Toledo in 1981 and included specially designed telescoping Control Pods & a free standing, rotating, Cassette Player with Equalizer Stereo system. This cockpit design was radical at the time and achieved it's purpose of merging the latest digital technology with aero-space inspired ergonomic controls. A Camaro Berlinetta has many hidden features that were years ahead of it's time that most *Regular* Camaro owners never got the chance to experience in their "regular" Thirdgens !!
----> Thanx for Stopping By !
|' John in RI '|
Latest Update : 05-03-23:
Talk about 'long time - no update' !!! I sure doesn't feel like it's been 5 years since my last update to the Main page of my website,.... BOY how time flies ! I had to step away from the web for awhile in 2020-2021 due to the lack of any "FREE" time that is needed to accommodate the additional workload that keeping this site 'current' requires. I was still answering most of the E-Mails that were sent to the WEBMASTER@Berlinetta.info account as timely as possible, but most of my other work on web-groups and internet forums was - minimal. I returned to the internet during the Summer of 2022, but had to drop my internet work shortly after getting 'caught-up' due to some health problems; There were many E-Mails sent from 8-22 thru 12-22 that did NOT get a response and I'm while I'm very sorry for that; I simply had to put myself first for awhile.
Mean Green is still turning heads and tearing up the streets on the back-roads and highways across southern New England ! The last couple years have been pretty light on the repairs/upgrades with only some minor work over the off season. The Interior got a full set of NOS console options buttons, bought some new rubber and installed the ZR1 wheels, and the front struts got replaced back in February. As always,.. there is some work I've got on the 'to-do' list but nothing serious that NEEDS to be done !
Most of my Thirdgen work over the last few years has gone into my 88 GTA. I had originally got it back on the street after an 8-9 year hibernation as a 350ci, (converted to a) T5, with 3.45 gearing. When I first put it on the road I learned that the T5 had no 5th gear,.... so it got pulled/repaired/reinstalled. Then I pulled the tranny again removed the stock clutch and installed a Center-force. After driving it for awhile found I was running out of gear while highway driving so this spring the original 3.27 Rear end was re-installed with some new calipers ( & FINALLY a working E-Brake !! ) As I write this the mileage is just over 80K and I'm driving it with no ground FX & only 1/2 the interior installed. ALL the electronics are working (all optional equipment, Digital Dash, Custom UQ7 sound system, ect... ), but I've got a hole I need to patch on the pass-side rear wheel before I can finish putting all the it's loose parts back on the car !
Delco Head units Over the past 5-6 Years I've continued with my Delco Radio hobby. I currently have about 200 80-90's Delco Head units in my collection and continue to provide repair and upgrades for other car enthusiast. At this point I can install an AUX or Bluetooth in most 80's-90's 2700 (82-96) or "CDM" (88-96) type radios. If you have a need for an older Delco head unit for your 80s-90's GM Car or truck,.......... feel free to send me a message with any questions that you might have.
Last Update : 01-26-18:
Wow - Another year gone by ! I've been introduced to a lot of other Berlinetta owners and have been in contact with many of this sites past visitors this year. In some cases there were simply question and answer type messages, some just to stay in touch and keep current, and some folks with major issues that needed a lot of help to get past. As always; I enjoy being able to help people by passing along my previous experiences and feel great satisfaction when I can provide people with the parts that they need to get their Berlinettas Back In Action !
Mean Green is still in deep hibernation and will remain asleep in my garage until the Winter weather turns to Spring. I'm hoping to be able to update the front end / nose of my Berlinetta this season by finally re-painting the 'nose pockets' back to black again. It's something I've been meaning to do but HAD to focus on other things when I was healthy enough to do any real work. ( Bad knee, been a problem for awhile now ) I've got a couple other 'little things' I need to do like some new rear brake pads, re-adjusting the E-Brake and other minor repairs to make, but I'm expecting to do more driving than wrenching on the car again this year. Hope to see you fellow gear-heads on the open road !!
I've collected and repaired a large number of Delco Stereo systems over the last couple of years and have recently begun to modify these stock head units by adding an Auxiliary ( AUX) jack for Iphone/MP3 connectivity. There are many 80s' 90s' GM Radios available from just about every GM car line such as; Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, & Oldsmobile. If you are searching for a particular type of radio and don't see it listed then just send me an E-Mail for the most current availability. At this time I am only installing the AUX jacks on the 80's - early 90's '2700' series radios ( INCLUDING THE BERLINETTA FACTORY HEAD-UNIT ! ) Check out the Electronics parts page for more info : Delco Head units ( ......Upgrade in Progress )
Past Update : 01-21-17:
It's been awhile since I've made any significant changes to this website but I continue to receive and reply to incoming E-Mails on a regular basis. While I am not able to respond to everyone on a daily basis like I used to,..... I still spend countless hours into replying to requests for parts and information every week. Please understand that I do not get paid for the time I put into helping you & I get a lot of E-Mail ! It's not always easy for me to respond right away ----> so please be patient !
Mean Green (my 84 Camaro Berlinetta) is in great shape and treating me really well. There have been very few modifications in the couple years so I've been able to enjoy more time behind the wheel and less time under the hood ! Like all of you; I CAN'T WAIT for Springtime 2017 ! The most recent upgrades I've made to my Berlinetta are interior modifications, the most significant was updating the custom BOSE audio sound system. I've added a new Signal Converter and replaced almost all of the BOSE amps. Half of them were rebuild/restored original parts and the other 1/2 of the AMPs were removed so that newer ( & more powerful ) units could be installed in their place. Sadly; My Digital Dash GTA restoration is STILL mostly on hold. While I have completed all the mechanical rebuilding work, I'll need to refinish most of the suspension before I can get to body/paint prep. Some health problems during the last 2 summers has caused a HUGE delay in most of the work I had planned so I've got to stay healthy this year so that I can get that project back-on-track !
Testing Service For Berlinetta Parts
I am now testing Camaro Berlinetta Electronics for Berlinetta Owners in need. This Testing Service is very inexpensive & allows people to know exactly what is and isn't wrong so that people don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a local shop try attempt to try & figure out what is wrong with their Berlinetta. It also allows people to make sound decisions on exactly what part(s) need to be replaced BEFORE you buy the wrong part !! Most mechanics simply do not have a clue how to diagnose the complex Berlinetta electrical system and often pass BAD information to people after a 2 minute evaluation. ( or have the car for weeks on end while they try to figure it out & charging ridiculous diagnosis fees. ) My Testing Service will positively identify ANY problem in ANY Berlinetta part that I test... NO MORE GUESSING which part you need to replace !!
Feel Free to E-Mail me for more info : Webmaster@Berlinetta.Info
Camaro Berlinetta / Sports Coupe / Z28 / IROC Wiring Diagrams
The "Digital Camaro" .ZIP file has been completed and is available for sale for a very reasonable fee. This .ZIP file contains the a complete collection of color coded wiring diagrams for the 1985 Camaro Berlinetta - Coupe - Z28 & IROC Third generation F-Body cars. The CD is specific to the 1985 model year but most of the diagrams can be used to troubleshoot problems in any 82-87 F-Body car ! Please see the Web Link below for more details. Engine covered include :
I continue to add to this collection of files over it's original design. It was originally created as a Compact Disk and was intended to be an aid for Berlinetta owners to assist them in any electrical issues they might have. Today this collection of data is available as a web download rather than a Compact Disk. The collection now contains almost 100 MB of Camaro Berlinetta data !! It includes a Berlinetta "on Car Service" section as well as procedures, Marketing/Adds, Factory Brochures, Berlinetta Owners Manual Supplemental and more ! There are over 450 files on this collection,..... enough to keep you entertained for a LONG time ! The additional content is explained here:
Disclaimer !!! The this site continues to slowly grow into the most complete source for Camaro Berlinetta information on the WEB. Understand that I am only human and there will be a number of corrections that will need to be made to this site as it grows. I make every attempt to report only facts on this website and in my private E-Mails. So feel free to E-Mail me any questions or comments that you may have !!!! I'll W/B ASAP !