70 ss 350 - idle solenoid?

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  1. FredG70SS

    FredG70SS Veteran Member

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    Did the 1970 SS 350 have an idle solenoid?
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine does not, but my car does not have air conditioning. Air conditioned cars usually had an idle solenoid only for the purpose of setting up the idle when the air conditioning compressor was running.
     
  3. FredG70SS

    FredG70SS Veteran Member

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    Thanks Gary. My car has AC. Does anyone have a '70 SS 350 with an idle solenoid? In the assembly manual it shows one for the 350 2 barrel carb set up but it is not shown on the L48 engine.
     
  4. FredG70SS

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    For anyone who might be interested - after looking through the assembly manual and the service and overhaul manual my conclusuion is that none of the L48 engines had an idle stop solenoid - manual or auto, AC or no AC.

    I was interested because I'm making my car as stock as I can under the hood.
     
  5. Gary S

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    I don't know about Camaro, but I parted out a 70 Caprice many years ago. It had the L48 engine, air conditioning, and an idle solenoid for the air. The Caprice L48 engine has a different suffix code from the Camaro L48.
     
  6. LS1 1971

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    Not sure about 70 Camaro's, but my 71 RS/SS has an idle solenoid and A/C with the original 4bbl quadrajet.
     
  7. FredG70SS

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    My car has the original 4 barrel quadrajet carb also. For carburetor idle ajustment the Camaro service manual has no reference to ajusting an idle solenoid for the 70 model year. There is for the 71 model year. This makes me think there never was one on the 70.

    Anyone out there have an original SS350 with AC?

    thanks for all the input
     
  8. 1970 gold

    1970 gold Veteran Member

    If the car has A/C then it had one, lots of times it is removed if there was a carb swap or the a/c stops working. The issue is not in locating the sol the trick is finding the bracket that holds it to the Quad. I have been watching e-bay for 2 years and no sol carb q-jet bracket ever listed. I wish I could advise where to find the bracket, but I'm still looking myself.
     
  9. FredG70SS

    FredG70SS Veteran Member

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    thanks 1970 gold

    does anyone have a photo of this set-up?
     
  10. smustovich

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    I got my quadrajet solenoid bracket from Carbs Unlimited. Called them and they shipped one right out. I think it was like 25.00 plus shipping.

    http://www.carburetion.com/
     

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