69 GTO with 455 and AC needs an idle stop solenoid
Question out to anyone who has solved this problem. I have a 455 with the correct Qjet 7041262 installed. I have factory AC and the engine is modified with hydraulic roller cam and aluminum heads/headers so it has a little less vacuum at idle than stock. When I turn on the AC the idle struggles. In order to compensate I have optimized timing and vacuum at idle but still having to artificially raise the idle with the idle screw thus taking the carburetor off the idle circuit. When the AC is off, the idle is too high. My plan is now to reduce the idle where it should be and install an idle stop solenoid to engage the throttle lever pad when the AC is turned on. easy right? I have been trying to source an idle stop solenoid and bracket but I see that nothing exact fit exists anymore, even though the throttle lever has a pad on it for a solenoid to strike. Question is has anyone already engineered a solution out there? and if they have I would duplicate their efforts with thanks.
I attached a picture of the crap solenoid I bought that didn't line up right nor did it have any strength at all to hold the throttle position. Ames has since stopped selling these becouse they are no good so I am open to any and all suggestions.