Author Topic: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement  (Read 9175 times)

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Following is excerpted from Chevrolet Product Campaign Bulleting #69-C-6; dated March 3, 1969 and entitled:  Product Campaing #9006 Quadrajet Carburetor Fast Idle Cam Replacement


All 1968 and some 1969 Chevrolet equipped with the Quadrajet 4-barrel
carburetor have a type of fast idle cam that could crack and eventually
separate from the carburetor. If this occurs, a section of the cam
could become lodged in the throttle linkage and cause the throttle to
be held in a partially open position. If this should occur while the
vehicle is in motion, the vehicle will not slow down when the driver
removes his foot from the accelerator pedal. While this is a remote
possibility, if it does occur, the driver should shift the transmission
into neutral, apply the brakes and bring the vehicle ~o a complete stop.
Install a new type fast idle cam on vehicles involved in this campaign
in accordance with the instructions in this bulletin.

VEHICLES INVOLVED

All 1968 Chevrolet passenger cars and trucks equipped with a V-8 engine
and a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor are involved. All 1969 Chevrolet
passenger cars
and trucks equipped as outlined above and built prior to
the following serial numbers
are involyed..............

Camaro:

Los Angeles     L-523411
Norwood         N-599752


The document is 6 pages long.  Page 1 is attached to this post, pages 2 - 6 follow in subsequent posts.

An observation on my part.  If you wanted to be judged correctly in a concours show, to have the fast idle cam that came on the carb from the factory poses an obvious safety risk.  As noted in the document, the replacement fast idle cam for all small block V8's with auto transmission is red in color and the replacement cam for all smal block V8's with manual tranny and all 396 BB cars is blue in color.  For me, I'd rather have the correct cam and not risk a failure which could result in the throttle linkage being stuck open.  I guess another option would be to have the correct cam colored as per factory original.  I wonder how many 68 - Feb 1969 Q-Jets are out there today without having been upgraded as per this dealer campaing bulletin.
Richard Thomas
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 03:38:32 AM »
Page 1 from the above referenced document.  I'll post the remaining pages tomorrow.

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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 06:01:04 PM »
Thanks Richard!  Good info.

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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 11:08:11 PM »
Richard,

Once again, you are a prince for sharing this sort of information! Thanks!
I like seeing this stuff even when I don't have the problem.  It's like being in the day...  ;D  ;D  ;D

How was Hot August Nights this year?
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 03:14:21 AM »
Hot August Nights was awsome as ever.  I usually take 7- 10 days of vacation in order to be able to take it all in.  HAN is held in Reno and Sparks, NV during the first week of August and is spread out over 10-12 major venues, including downtown Reno and all of the major casinos in town.  Event includes show and shines at the major venues, swap meet from Thurs - Sat, as well as 4 day car auction from Thurs - Sun.  A little bit of everything for everyone in the hobby.

Registration is limited to 5500 cars.  Probably, conservatively, there are another 1000 cars that are in town that aren't registered.  To become registered, you have to get on the waiting list (currently around 1500 cars or so on the waiting list).  Takes 2-4 years to move from the bottom of the waiting list to having an invitaiton to register.  Once you are a registrant, you can continue to renew each year, but if you miss a year, you drop of the registered list and someone moves up from the waiting list. Very difficult to find a hotel room.  Even where I live (Minden, NV - 50 miles south of Reno) hotel rooms are pretty much sold out.   Easily the largest single revenue generating event for the cities of Reno and Sparks during the year.

The website,

http://www.hotaugustnights.net/

is already updated with 2008 event information.

Great event if you are ever in the Reno area during the first week of August.
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Re: Chevy Recall: All 68 - 2/69 Quadrajet Carb Fast Idle Cam Replacement
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 07:08:01 PM »
So my quadrajet has the red fast idle cam.... by the way it too cracked and is currently epoxied together...

My car is the automatic 350... does anyone know the colour of the original cam.... if I scrounge around and find a cam that is not broken it is going in to the carb no matter what colour it is.... but if I know what the original was I may paint it first..

thanks guys
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