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Manual Chokes?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Jimmyish, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. 78Jimmyish

    78Jimmyish 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a manual choke in my truck. Is there any advantage to that if I know how to use it, or should I just switch to electric?
     
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    Manual is just as good as electric - with the added bonus that you know damned well if it's completely open or closed.

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    I used to have one on mine but the end of the cable broke off. It only worked for a while but when it worked, it worked great.

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  4. 78Jimmyish

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    Any tips on usage you could give me?
     
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    Choke, who needs a choke? I took my choke out of my firebird(just the choke flap) because I found out it robbed 2.5 real wheel hp. I just hold the idle up a little bit when its cold.(I know it doesnt reaally get cold here, but a high horsepower car doesnt like cold weather.)

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    how would i go about hooking up a manual choke to a 73 q-jet that had one of the manafold mounted chokes? Should i just buy one of the generic choke cables and run it to my dash?

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  7. dyeager535

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    Is the factory choke stuff missing? I have yet to see a need to replace the same setup on the '74 Q-jet I'm running with no problems now....

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    I have vortec heads and the manifold doesnt have a provision for mounting a choke

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    Ahh yes..I will be tackling this myself. (apparently way in th efuture, whenever my block is done!)

    I've decided I am going to have to run a later electric choke version Q-jet. Not really happy about it, because that means I have to tee in an oil pressure switch and wire the choke (not that bad I guess) to make it work right.

    Besides, all the Chev Q-jets with electric choke I have are 800CFM units, and I don't want to hurt fuel economy. (since the extra 50 CFM is made up on the primary side, where you will see it)

    Personally, I don't like drilling more holes and such in my truck than I have to, so manual choke is out in my case. Besides, set correctly, I am very happy with the factory choke.

    I'm assuming (hoping) you are running the E-brock performer intake? If so, how did your fuel line bolt up? I want to keep the steel line thats on the truck now, But I'm not sure that the E-brock is going to place the carb in exactly the same spot....



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    What kind of tips can you guys give me for making my manual choke work for me. How do I use it most effectively?
     
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    Well the fuel line on my truck had been cut about where the manifold sits and a rubber hose is between there and the inlet on the carb so all i had to do was get a little bit longer piece of hose. i put a performer intake on a friends truck and he had the complete fuel line still and it hooked up allright.

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    Trying to remove instrument cluster and dash cover...what is holding the manual choke lever in place?
     

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