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Bypass my hot air choke

I just bought a new remanufactured HolleyII quadrajet, it has what looks to be a hot air choke on it as best I can tell. My question is can i just plug the fitting for the hot air or will not hooking it up to a hot air source cause the carb to run bad?

I got a heck of a deal on the carb but am running an aftermarket intake so it doesn't have anywhere to plug this thing in, it does have a place for EGR.

Should I throw in the towel, sell this thing on Ebay and buy an Edelbrock 1406?

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I just bought a new remanufactured HolleyII quadrajet, it has what looks to be a hot air choke on it as best I can tell. My question is can i just plug the fitting for the hot air or will not hooking it up to a hot air source cause the carb to run bad?

I got a heck of a deal on the carb but am running an aftermarket intake so it doesn't have anywhere to plug this thing in, it does have a place for EGR.

Should I throw in the towel, sell this thing on Ebay and buy an Edelbrock 1406?
Get some copper tube I forget 1/4 inch or something about that which fits the fitting. Take a couple wraps of tube around the exhaust manifold or header tube. Cinch it up tight run one end to the choke's fitting. Either bend the open end down so water doesn't get in it or if planning from the beginning run the open end toward the air cleaner and connect it with a piece of rubber tube into the filtered side of the air-cleaner. This will keep water and vermin out of the tube. No more rocket science than that is needed. These things do not suck exhaust gasses in, that will make one hell of a mess in the choke housing. They take in hot air only, this is a quick and cheap way of getting that air heated up. You can always cover the tube with stainless braid to give that racer cool look if the bare copper bugs you.

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