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Title: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: fsc66 on April 06, 2017, 01:51:05 AM
Interesting article:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/f1b7k2.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: KevinW on April 06, 2017, 11:23:44 AM
Yup, I have a few of those recall cable kits.  Show judging does not like them on, though. 
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: abiddle on April 06, 2017, 12:26:46 PM
Judges don't like to see these?
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: BULLITT65 on April 06, 2017, 02:16:19 PM
That is because your car did not leave the factory with it. (This would be the kind of topic that would fit A judged category on CRG)

I like that my car has it, and I have a few newspaper clippings from the original owner as well. The owner of my car was so paranoid about it, he has a cable installed on both motor mounts.... :o

People are funny.. :)
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: red69 on April 06, 2017, 03:00:49 PM
Dealer installed new inter-locking mounts on my car, because it had headers and kit wouldn't fit.
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: 69Z28-RS on April 06, 2017, 04:55:32 PM
quote author=KevinW link=topic=15529.msg139449#msg139449 date=1491477824]
Yup, I have a few of those recall cable kits.  Show judging does not like them on, though. 
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Given that the part was a 'safety recall' addition, it's difficult for me to believe that any judging organization DISCOUNTS points for it?  Although they could certainly declare it not a part of factory production.. :)

I have a personal story re the 'safety' aspect...  In 1966 (I was in HS barely of driving age), I had the family car - a '66 Caprice with 327/275 and PG? .. It was probably the first time I'd taken that car out by myself and turning into a shopping center, I floored the accelerator trying to 'turn a tire' for a second.. and immediately came off the throttle...  but. unfortunately, the accerator remained FLOORED!  (scaring the dog crap out of me!)..   I stomped the brake, stomped the accelerator, shifted to neutral and probably turned the key off... and managed somehow to stop the acceleration..  but I remember the fright it caused me to this day!   (and the bad thing is that I could not even tell my father about the issue...  :)_  )
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: TangoBravo on April 06, 2017, 06:12:01 PM
Ever since this Camaro was found a couple years back in an Oklahoma lake, I have wondered if it was lost in 1970 to a jammed throttle from a faulty motor mount. Seems it could very easily have been caused by one. Maybe they will have a report on it one day......................http://www.newson6.com/story/23528624/car-recovered-from-foss-lake-shows-signs-of-wreck
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: Vince on April 06, 2017, 06:28:05 PM
A 1967 Camaro RS I used to own that I bought from the original owner had the restraints on both sides, the one like in abiddle's photo on the drivers side and just a cable looped around the exhaust manifold and a arm on the passenger side. 
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: 69Z28-RS on April 06, 2017, 07:41:25 PM
Back in the 'old days', we used to tie down the engines using turnbuckles, so it could be adjusted to be nearly a direct bolt onto the frame...  :)   (that was before GM's introduction of the 'fix'...)..
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: BULLITT65 on April 07, 2017, 06:50:51 AM
A 1967 Camaro RS I used to own that I bought from the original owner had the restraints on both sides, the one like in abiddle's photo on the drivers side and just a cable looped around the exhaust manifold and a arm on the passenger side. 

Funny, maybe that car and mine had the same mechanic...obvious overkill
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: paceme on April 07, 2017, 02:31:01 PM
Here's the letter sent to owners of those vehicle involved in the recall.
Title: Re: Recall Notice Feb 22, 1972
Post by: KurtS on April 13, 2017, 03:05:05 AM
The cable is a band-aid. The fix is interlocking motor mounts, but that was too expensive for 6 million+ cars.
Non-interlocking was a bad design - note that none of the other GM divisions had that design.
This issue is also what drove the change to throttle cables instead of linkages.