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I think it's going to depend on WHERE you splice into the kickdown wire harness.

If you connect AFTER the switch, your choke only gets power when you stuff your foot into the throttle; and it still won't get much power 'cause the trans solenoid will be a ground.

Connecting before the kickdown switch should get you a source of ignition-switched power; ideally that power would be available in "run" but not in "crank". Perhaps the kickdown is wired like that. I'm not sure. Using power from the wiper motor seems to be a common source; and it is dead in "crank". The wiper also has the advantage of being on the correct side of the firewall, too.

I would also route power through an oil pressure switch so that the choke coil doesn't heat if the engine stalls.
 
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