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  1. #1
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    Electric or manual choke

    Hi Lads

    What is the usual Edlebrock carb to fit to a 350 the electric or manual choke type, & would a 750CFM work ok with a usual upgrade, preforma heads & inlet.

    Cheers
    John

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    what engine is the carb on, if it was a 351c then 750 would be fine , a 350 chevy with a performer rpm then that would also be ok,
    Adrian

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    Cheers Ad

    I am looking to buy a new 750 electric choke unit, & its for a 350 chevy, it should save having a choke cable, is this the norm.

    Regards
    John

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    It matters not which way you go. You barely need the choke anyway. The manual is marginally cheaper and inherently more reliable but you pays your money.............

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    Never had trouble starting mine without a choke. It would be interesting to discover just how many are operated with or without chokes fitted/operating.

    Nick

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    John - with the accelerator pumps on these carbs, a choke is rarely needed, and the choke's working gubbins only impede airflow when it is not needed.

    I have never been unable to start my engine even in subzero temps, and I stripped all traces of the choke assembly off the carb a long time ago.

    If you really have to , get the manual choke version, then you too can strip it off once you get used to your engine and how it starts in the cold. Or of course, you can leave it on!

    Your choice of course.
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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    Mine has a manual but pls dont ask what set up it is with as far as anything els is concerned.
    makes my life a lot easier. I think it would still work without one but it would be an effort.


    Paul
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    Paul

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    I have just started running my new carb (Weber 500) with no choke. Starting the engine is fine, it is keeping it running while I reverse out of the drive etc that is the irritation. I was thinking of putting a manual choke on it to prevent the engine cutting out in a potentially dangerous situation.

    David Large
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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    John, you don't need either really but as someone has already said it does help when cold to have a method of increasing the idle speed until the engine warms up Osgood

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    Re: Electric or manual choke

    David - nothing to stop you using a choke cable to activate the fast idle cam without the mixture enrichening parts on the carb.
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