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Username Post: Electric choke        (Topic#353649)
TR56210 
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10-28-18 04:54 PM - Post#2749803    

Well a bit of peer pressure had me going from a 350 two bolt main to 383 four bolt main flat tap motor with 600 carb. Now that same dear friend is trying to convince me there is no need to connect the electric choke and that I will learn to cold start this motor. I have two weeks before he returns to help fine tune the car and intend to connect the e choke during this time.

Is there any logical reason to not connect the choke?



 

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fuzz1957 
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10-28-18 06:30 PM - Post#2749809    
    In response to TR56210

No




 
wagonman100 
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10-28-18 06:54 PM - Post#2749810    
    In response to fuzz1957

I don’t understand why he wouldn’t want you to hook up the choke. The car will be easier to start and run better when the engine is cold and will automatically adjust as the engine warms up. Without it, especially if the choke blade is still in place but not hooked up, it will be hard to start and you will have to constantly play with the throttle to keep it running and may never run well even when warmed up depending on the static position of the choke blade.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

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Algoma56 
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10-28-18 10:02 PM - Post#2749827    
    In response to TR56210

No logical reason. Hook it up.



 
IgnitionMan 
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10-29-18 06:06 AM - Post#2749857    
    In response to TR56210

People blindly recommend not doing things correctly, like not using a vacuum advance, or not using one right, no choke, other stuff, because they are taught to not do it right, or, they simply do not, or, refuse to understand it.

USE THE CHOKE.



 
acardon 
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10-29-18 07:11 AM - Post#2749866    
    In response to TR56210

If the choke is not hooked up electrically, but, as mentioned, the blade is in place, the engine will start easily but run way too rich as it warms up and idle too fast. The choke not only lets it start easier, it sets the fast idle so that it stays running while warming up, without holding the throttle in a fast idle position.

Don
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TR56210 
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10-29-18 10:46 AM - Post#2749889    
    In response to acardon

Thanks for confirmation of doing what I and we know as the right thing to do.



 
IgnitionMan 
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10-29-18 05:05 PM - Post#2749937    
    In response to TR56210

Do you have the procedure for setting the choke correctly? It isn't hard to do.



 
TR56210 
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10-30-18 08:11 PM - Post#2750053    
    In response to IgnitionMan

Well, it has been awhile, so if you wouldn’t mind sharing it I will follow it. And thanks



 

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