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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 00, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Is it acceptable to run a lead off the coil wire to supply the electric choke? Or should I unwrap all the wiring and find another wire thats hot with ignition on?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 00, 02:05 PM
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I ran mine off the coil hot...no problems...

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Running it off the coil hot terminal only gives the choke coil 5-7 volts (coil only gets full 12 volts with the ignition switch in the "start" position), not the 12 volts it wants to fully heat up and fully open the choke. May not make too much difference, but the choke coil does require 12 volts for full heating.

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DOH! John is right....

I didn't think that he could be running points. I am running an MSD which has 12V to the coil all the time...

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Thanks guy's. I'm running points for now. so I guess I'll look for another wire.

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Stevo - I asked about this back in June under general tech and several recommended using the wire that connects to the windshield wiper motor. It is only on when the ignition is on and I'm told supplies enough power to make the choke activate. Hope this helps. (My post was 6/23 I think if you want to research back).
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