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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 01, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a matched & complete intake/carb/aircleaner setup. All #'s are 'camaro' correct for a '68 327/275hp auto w/ a 9/67 date - but it came off of a full size. It has an idle adjust solenoid (same side as throttle linkage) which I believe were used only on A/C, automatic cars. I'm trying to find out if this belongs on the camaro, but I can't find any documentation in books, original service manuals, replacement parts, or searches here except for 1 sentence that barely references the solenoid in 1 camaro service manual.
So, the question is: does this part belong on this car ('68 RS, AC, 327/275hp, P/G)??
Thanks in advance!
** LET ME ADD - this is for a concourse style restoration, so accuracy is extremelyt important. Thanks. **

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 01, 01:46 PM
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about 99% of all G.M. car's with A/C have one of these on them. normaly the auto tranny car's got them, the manual car's did not. but some manual car's got them too.

the reson was when you put the car into drive or reverce the idle drop's about 100RPM. most, not all but most, A/C system's like the motor to be turning a minimum of 650RPM with it turned on.

most manual car's have a idle of around 700RPM in neutral, with the A/C on you are at about 650RPM. on a auto car the idle is at about 550 to 650 in gear. you turn on the A/C and it drop's about 50 to 100 RPM. that is why they have the idle kicker on them.

now i have seen it both way's on camaro's. with and with out the idle kicker on auto tranny car's with A/C. so i guess it is dependant on the motor and the tranny. most i have seen with a kicker on them are 350SB with THM350 tranny. all 6 banger had on tho, if they had A/C, very rare i think it was a dealer add on alot of the time. but it was listed as a option on a 6 banger i belive you could have ordered it this way. but you had to get the 250ci 6 banger to get it.

i guess i am not much help, but i bet the A/C will work beter with on on the car and adjusted right.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 01, 12:38 PM
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sometimes it is there as a anti-dieseling idle stop and drops the idle more when you turn the key off.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 01, 07:38 PM
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chev64,

yes it is a vacuum pot that they use for the anti-diesel thing. a A/C idle kicker has an electrical conection.
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