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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 14, 8:27 PM Thread Starter
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Electric Choke?

So I have just installed an electric choke holley carb on my 71 chevelle.

I have a one wire style alternator, internal regulator, so don't know if the brown wire from the side terminal will work like it would with the external regulated alternators.

Where under hood can I run the power wire for the choke without having to go through the firewall?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 14, 10:27 PM
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Re: Electric Choke?

Somw use their hot wire from the wiper motor.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 14, 11:20 PM
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Re: Electric Choke?

did you have an idle stop solenoid? that wire worked for me it is switched.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 5th, 14, 8:10 PM
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Re: Electric Choke?

Using the windshield wiper "hot" feed is risky for a Holley choke depending on the user.

Unless Holley has changed their design or recommendations, the units are meant to used with a running engine to prevent the heating element from overheating.

The windshield wiper has power in the ACC position (accessory position) of the key switch. So someone listening to the radio with the engine off, could damage the choke.

Here's an old post in regards to this;


The '71's originally had the CEC system. There is a TAN wire apart of the ENGINE harness (do not confuse with the tan for the headlight feed or brake warning feed in the lighting harness) that originally feed the CEC solenoid on the carburetor. This would be switched ignition power you could tap into.

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