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Old 10-19-2012, 05:25 PM
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68 GTO, what is this part? Part of the idle control for the carb??

This came of my 68 pontiac GTO 400, I think the motor was a 69 though. The part number on the top is 8097. What is it? it is in decent condition, how much is it worth?


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Its the spring that controls the choke....It sits in the manifold. As it heats up, the spring releases the choke gradually
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If I'm correct it should be located on the left side, (passenger side) of the carb. You should see a rod hooking up to the primary butterfly valves. The bottom of the rod should be hooked up to a thing that looks like a spring or a tiny element on your stove and goes into your manifold. When your engine is cold the spring is wound tight and closes off your primary butterfly valve, giving your car less air, more fuel so it starts. When it warms up, the spring expands and and opens the valve letting your engine run at normal operating parameters. The little piece you have should cover this part of the choke.
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