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I'm STOOPID!

Postby pdog » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:24 pm

Okay. I admit, I'm stoopid!

I'm helping a good friend wire his '40 Ford street rod thingie and I've run up against something that I've never had to deal with before, an electric choke warmer thingie.
I have no idea if the power to the electric choke is an all the time or just when the engine is warming up then it goes off as if by magic, somehow?
So anyway, the choke has two terminals, one being negative (-) I assume (I know) goes to ground (earth) the other being positive (+) going to a positive (+) hook up somewhere but where and what?
Is the choke positive (+) wire just hot all the time the ignition is or or ??? :roll:

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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby pogster41 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:05 pm

Quote from a quick Google search

Simply put, any 12V hot with key in on position, no power with key off, avoid ignition wiring.

I'd run a wire from the switched feed at the fusebox.

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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby GregM784 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:12 pm

Pete is correct. 12v switched source. Simple stoopid.
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby admin » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:34 pm

I've had electric choke warmers on cars I've owned. I never knew how to hook them up either. Separated at birth?
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby GregM784 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:57 am

admin wrote:Separated at birth?


oh god, there's a thought.
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby pdog » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:49 am

Thanks Hooligans, I'll get 'er all hooked up when (rich) friend gets back from holiday at the L.V. Big Show.
Anything with an electric choke warmer also has an accelerator pump so a guy could always do a Fred Astaire on the gas pedal and a choke really wasn't needed.

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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby Uncle Paul » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:39 am

Turn the housing counter clockwise till the choke is fully open.
To start the engine simply pump the gas peddle 2 times when the engine is cold.

Besides race cars don't have a choke... :ugeek:
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby GregM784 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:43 pm

Choke? My son's wanted to choke me a few times. but here is how you are supposed to start a car.
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby admin » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:01 pm

You pour oil into your injectors? :lol:
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Re: I'm STOOPID!

Postby pdog » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:46 pm

admin wrote:You pour oil into your injectors? :lol:


That's DIESEL FUEL,,, don't ask :roll:

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