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Old 11-07-2002, 10:53 AM
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Question Carburetors, electric or manual choke?

I'm building a Ford 302 for my '66 Mustang and am considering an Edelbrock Performer series carb. When I check out their site, I see there is a choice between electric and manual choke. My question is, whats the difference, and which would be more appropriate for my classic Stang?

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A manual choke will need a cable to the dash or near the driver, an electric will just need a 12 vdc from the ignition.
I think that electric is the easyist way.
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if this is gonna be a hot rod i say **** the choke..... im not putting one on my 383 <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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Is not for a hotrod, is going to be a fun street machine.

The next engine will be a hotrod, hehe.
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For ease of operation, I'd go with the electric, they are pretty trouble free and if the engine isn't radical you don't need the manual choke.
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Electric is definately the way to go. No cable to run into the car, just set it up initially and you are good to go. Make sure you run it to a power source that comes on with your ignition but not to your ignition circuit. Most ignition circuits don't supply full voltage.
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