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Electric Choke on a Q-Jet?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1977k5, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I lost my intake mounted choke (whatever style choke that is) when I went to vortec heads and intake. I am getting fed up with the manual choke setup I have. Anyone ever swap an electric choke onto an older Q-jet (and how did you do it)?
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the style you had is called "divorced" choke
    ive done the swap on my M4ME carb (hot air choke) but i havent done it on my 4MV (divorced choke) yet... i tried it and the linkages were different, the electric housing moved the choke cam inboard too far to engage on the choke follower... i havent figured out a method to make it work yet
     
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    I am currently at this project. not because I want to jsut because my other carb crapped out and the old one I am rebuilding has no choke. Let you know tomarrow if I got it to work.
     
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  5. 1977k5

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    Yep, that is the first thing I tried (ordering that choke from that company). I waited for 3 months for them to ship it to me and they didn't know when they would have them in stock again. Needless to say, when the motor finally went in I went with a manual choke. That kit is pretty expensive too.
     
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    My dad found similar...electric choke just won't fit on certain Q-jet castings.
     

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