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Old 04-02-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Electric Choke

So my choke arrived today. My carb currently has no choke on it, making it a pain to start in cool weather. I have a Carter carb, and there doesn't seem to be any readily available chokes for them, but I came across detailed instructions in how to use an Edelbrock choke kit on a Carter carb. Since EB bought the carter carb design, many of the older EB parts are direct fit for Carter.

I doubt too many of you have this specific issue, but I'll keep you posted on how it goes as I find time to work on it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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I was able to get it installed - I was expecting to need to modify the linkage, but it looks like my Carter is identical to the EB this choke is made for. So it went on in about 15 minutes, and everything seems to be actuating as it should. I Still need to find the best place to hook up the 12v and test it out.

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With the vacuum plug removed:
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All put together. Didn't think it would be as easy as it was
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Didnt even have to take it off?
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:05 AM   #4
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No, since I didn't have to remove any old components, and everything was easily accessible. No complaints here!
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Looks good. The last picture looks like you found the 12V if so what did you tap for it. If not you want a switched line to make sure it is off when the key is off.

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That was just to test and adjust. I started her up and manually went directly to the battery just to make sure it worked and adjust it.

But I think I'm going to go to the alternator. EB specifically says not to go to the coil - after some research it's because having a lot of load on there can screw with the ignition system. I'm sure the choke wouldn't be a problem, but best practices and all.

I like how they gave me like a foot of black wire for the n
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Oops...

negative line when it only needs to go like 2 inches. I'll have to do some cleanup when I figure out where to go.
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Got it wired up to the back of the alternator, and works fine. I think the fast idle needs to be adjusted because I have to give it a fair amount of gas for it to drop down to a peer rpm. I'll look more into that, but for now, mission accomplished with the choke!
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Got it wired up to the back of the alternator, and works fine. I think the fast idle needs to be adjusted because I have to give it a fair amount of gas for it to drop down to a peer rpm. I'll look more into that, but for now, mission accomplished with the choke!

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Minor update - it seems like the vacuum gasket fell out while I was installing it (you can see it sitting in the intake on the 4th picture). This was causing issues the first few seconds after startup. Got it reinstalled, and I'll test it later this week. Today it was snowing sideways, but we should be back close to 60 by mid week (that's Colorado).
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