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Going from no choke to electric choke....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90blzr, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Okay...if a truck '76K5 had a carb with no choke, and it was changed out to a carb with an electric chock on it, where does the wire go/come from that you plug into the choke on the side of the carb? Thanks.
     
  2. mojo-jojo

    mojo-jojo 1/2 ton status

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    Just run the 12v+ on the choke to a ignition hot only not direct to battery
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Originally electric choke setups were wired up with an oil pressure switch so that the choke only worked when the engine had oil pressure...I guess so that if you turned the key to run, and left it that way for some reason without starting the vehicle, the choke wouldn't be fully open by the time you tried to start it.

    Don't hear of many people doing that, since the trucks have an accessory key position, but someone must have, or that switch wouldn't have been present. 12V ignition only source is the way to go.
     

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