Thread: Back in black
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by winks View Post
Nice decorations on the truck.

I've never had to deal with manual choke, what's it do?

since its a carbed motor it has a choke like injected motors have an IAC

when its cold outside you want the choke to be closed so the motor runs rich and starts a lot easier.... otherwise its a PITA

most chokes have a thermostat and linkage to the manifold that open and close automatically via vacuum pressure and temperature

i left the vacuum linkage attached but i got rid of the thermostat and ran a cable into the cab and it comes out where the cig lighter used to be...

now when i want to start it on cold mornings i just pull the cable....tap the gas twice and turn the key....starts everytime

after its warmed up i either rev it a few times and let the vacuum open it up or i just push the cable in....
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