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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 00, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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I am helping a buddy get his car running. It has an electric choke on the carb. The ground wire is there but the "power" wire is missing. What is the best source to connect into to get electricity to the choke. Also, I prefer not to cut any wires, any tips on making a connection that would work? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 00, 06:32 AM
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It has to be a wire that turns on/off with the ignition circuit. I've always hooked into the hot wire for the coil, which always worked fine for me.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 00, 06:48 AM
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Make sure it's got 12V when the key is "on" only; not all the time. If you have a points type ignition the coil + side doesn't have 12V; the choke usually doesn't work or works poorly if connected there. I would run a wire directly to the accessory terminal on the fuse box.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 00, 10:40 AM
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I just installed a new Edelbrock and the instructions said not to hook it to the coil wire. I used one of those plastic line slicers and hooked mine into the hot wire leading to the windshild motor/pump. You do need to get the one which is only hot when the key is on so I used a volt meter to figure it out.
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