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I seem to have a "sticky" choke on my 70' 350-2 barrel. Start the car up when its cold and usually have to hold the gas pedal down until it warms up a bit so it will not stall. Also when it does engage, and after she is warmed up, the idle remains high. I have to physically adjust to get back to regular idle. I have cleaned the carb a few times and all areas around the carb. Could it be that it is still a bit dirty? Any suggestions greatly appreciated...

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I assume it's an automatic choke? I've never seen those things work right. On my Qjet, I disabled the automatic choke entirely. It would never work right, always flooding the engine and making it impossible to start. I rarely have a problem starting it up just using the gas pedal.

I guess I can get away with that in NC, where it doesn't get all that cold in the winter.
 

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Have you tried replacing the spring on the divorced choke? This setup is 30 years old and they wear out over time.

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No I haven't checked this spring. Not very familiar with the carb and components. Could it be that this spring just needs to be cleaned? I will check tonight.

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