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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 12, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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carburetor Question

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm in need of some advice...I have a 69 Camaro with a 350 and I'm swapping out the Qjet Carb for a 650 Holley that is supposed to be an easy replacement. During the swap I ran into an issue with the throttle linkage. My original linkage won't match up to the Holley throttle lever, it's too long.

Do you have any advice on how to get the original linkage to work besides cutting it off? I've searched for a bracket on Holley.com that I can use to mount to the left side of the Carb and use the existing linkage but I haven't found anything.

One other question, when connecting the electric choke, what would you suggest as the 12 volt power source?

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Greg
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You can shorten and re-thread your existing throttle rod or you can buy a repro Z28 "holley" throttle rod or other aftermarket rod. Or... You could make one that will look killer, work even better and cost you under $25.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/blog.php?b=153

As for battery for the choke, the wiper motor has a key switched hot lead.

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Re: carburetor Question

Can't help with the linkage, but on the 12V source: just pick one source that is activated when the ignition is turned on -- do not wire it to the alternator or coil.

As for which particular source to use: you can zip ties or loom it with engine harness wires and run it behind the distributor, against the firewall and then into a hole in the firewall near where the junction block is.

Once on the inside of the car and under the dash, you're looking for a skinny (20 gauge), pink, wire that might be free or one you can easily wire the choke wire to. Splice into one of those and make sure you wrap it up good (solder and shrink wrap preferably). Or, if the wiring came with one or you have one handy, put a female adapter on the end of the choke wire and plug it into the "IGN" plug on the fuse box.

There may be a better way to do it. If so, someone will let you know.
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Re: carburetor Question

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You can shorten and re-thread your existing throttle rod or you can buy a repro Z28 "holley" throttle rod or other aftermarket rod. Or... You could make one that will look killer, work even better and cost you under $25.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/blog.php?b=153

As for battery for the choke, the wiper motor has a key switched hot lead.
And right on que: a better way!

Dennis always knows the better way.
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