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carb swapping

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ilikemud, May 8, 2004.

  1. ilikemud

    ilikemud 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone know if the old choke assembly on a 70's q-jet can be upgraded with one off of a newer style with electric choke? and if so it is a direct bolt on? thanks in advance...
     
  2. pauly383

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    It can be done on hot air choke models. I think it is as easy as removing the three screws/rivets and putting on the electric coil and engaging the coil onto the linkage post where the hot air coil was . Of course the hole on the end for the hot air hose needs plugged off.

    Now divorced choke is trickier as there is no housing for any automatic choke. You may be able to use a newer baseplate, but I don't think so /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    interesting, when i get the other carb i will have to see what is going on, in the meantime thanks for the help.
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Paul is right...some models it's apparently an easy swap, but on some of them, you can't just bolt the choke housing up to them...there is a whole slew of problems in these cases, the choke linkage pivot diameters are different, the housing doesn't fit correctly, etc.

    Just have to wait and see when you get the other carb.
     

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