Re: Automatic choke on 327/210
Thanks a lot to you all for your input and ideas!
The heat control valve is indeed there. I have checked it OK for full and free motion. I won't be able to drive the car until the weekend, to see whether the valve actually opens when hot, but it is certainly shut when cold
Now, I think that rules out the heat riser. The worst thing that could happen is for it never to open, but that would make the choke warm up faster, while my problem is quite the opposite
Your suggestions (2) and (3) are difficult to check, as they involve disassembly (just like 4)
Now, to adress suggestion (4) (plugged passage), does that refer to the possibility I hinted at, of soot having clogged the manifold? Is that something that can actually happen? Or would the clogging be due to some substance other than soot? Any of these would explain everything (and leave me with the ugly prospect of lifting the intake manifold, which I really don't want to do
What's the most likely matter to be found there, soot, oil, gunk?
#1: 67 RS ragtop, Yellow, 230, 3 speed manual, manual everything, sold long ago, sorely missed
#2: 67 ragtop, White, 327/210/PG, 12 bolt posi, front discs, power all, tinted glass, metric dashb'd, tilt wheel, remote mirror, custom interior, clock