Re: Electric Choke
I have used electric chokes on my Holleys and the Eddy that came on the Chevelle. As OEm, there are are two kinds, electric assist, like Ford used on Motorcraft 2v carbs and full electric like most Holleys. The electric assist also needs a hot air tube from the exhaust manifold, ie, choke stove. The fords use an unreguilated 12 v or so direct from the alt, so if the engine is turning, the choke is getting power, but it still needs the hot air.
For the Holley, it needs 12v when the car is running, preferably in run only, not in start. Since I live in SC, I just turn the black plastic housing a good bit to the lead setting and let it go. On really cold days, ie, the low 30s., if I floor it before starting, the choke sets and they work. Otherwise they seem to start fine without the choke full closed.
Put it on, wire it, start the car and see where the choke position is and go from there.
Also put a J C whitney electric choke kit on my 82 CJ7 six, worked perfectly.
66 currently has a 30 yr old 1850 with the manual choke wired open. No issues yet.
66 Malibu Coupe, home rebuilt 350. Took me 39 years to get her!
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