You know what works good is a "magic fingers". It's just a small piece of brass tubing with piano wire inside with a hook at the end. Spring loaded with grip to pull or retract. Any tool truck (Snap-on, MAC etc)will have one. works great! (with top on) http://hometown.aol.com/zz430droptop67rs/
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I do it with the carb completely assembled.I guess you would call it the fishing method.I have shined a flashlight into the hole,then I can see .I guess it becomes easy with some practice.Once you hit the hole,a little jiggling,and it's done.
I have found the best way to do this is with the carb on its side. I clamp it in the vise by one corner of the baseplate. That way you can get a medium straight blade screwdriver in the hole, line up the lower choke arm and put the choke on quite easily. I do this almost last while assembling the carb.
Hope this helps,
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
1973 Z-28 ..one family car...Brother bought it new in 73