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Username Post: edelbrock electric choke theory? help        (Topic#155731)
74elco for73SS 
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74elco for73SS
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03-31-07 09:45 AM - Post#1132516    

Ive never had an electric choke'd carb before. I just bought a choke kit for my 1405 edelbrock, and last night I was confused as to whats supposed to be going on here. I assumed that when you power up the electric choke, its supposed to close the choke? so when I positioned the spring under the choke linkage that its supposed to move,, nothing happens.

My choke kit came with no instructions. Im thinking the only other thing is maybe my theory is backwards, and maybe the choke spring is supposed to hold the choke closed , and heating the choke coil will open the choke? but if this is right, then that means you'd have to be powering the choke coil all the time the engine is running, which seems odd to me.

can someone shed some light here?
thanks

 
65Bowtie 
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Loc: Elmendorf AFB AK
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03-31-07 10:08 AM - Post#1132529    
    In response to 74elco for73SS

it closes after the carb sits, the coil heats up and opens the choke.
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motorman 
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03-31-07 10:10 AM - Post#1132531    
    In response to 74elco for73SS

the 12 volts to the built in heater in the choke cover opens the choke and yes the 12 volts is on all the time the engine is running
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65Bowtie 
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03-31-07 10:27 AM - Post#1132538    
    In response to motorman

When wiring it DO NOT take that 12vdc off the coil!
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