Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Vermilion, Ohio
Just an opinion here, but both my buddy and I just recently disconnected our electric chokes (my Z and his SS Chevelle) and both cars still start fine and don't idle rough while the engine is sucking that raw fuel into the chambers and creating a smoke fog behind the cars. If the car is not going to be driven in real cold weather, I would say can the choke.
I had a mechanical automatic choke on my 67 SS Chevelle with my stock manifold. I put a Performer RPM on it and lost the ability to use the automatic choke and the now I have none and the car starts and runs fine.
So if you don't have a hot wire available, I wouldn't worry about even hooking it up unlesss you are driving in cold weather...even then it may be borderline whether needed unless the cold is extremes.
Hopefully someone else can answer your question if you are bent on hooking up the electric choke.
67 SS 396 Chevelle 350HP 4speed
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