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Old 05-03-2004, 04:12 PM
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choke conversion question

I currently have a thermal choke on my Qjet, it appears to be broken. I want to convert to an electric style choke. Is that an easy swap or is it something I need to tread lightly on...

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easy and a great setup for a daily driver
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HI Mark. Check out the link below. Scroll to the bottom of the page, they sell electric conversions for the manifold mounted chokes. You may want to call them first, as the qjet choke rod needs to be much shorter if an Edelbrock intake is used, compared to the stock iron manifold. Maybe they have one with a shorter rod IF you are using an aftermarket manifold.

Its also possible that you can swap a later model electric choke housing onto the earlyer type carb, don't know, never tried. I just picked up a good 1980 Qjet at the local swap meet for $20 and cked it over good, then redid it. Works great and I love the electric choke too! They unwind fast so set it accordingly if you need more choke where you live. If it unwinds too fast, I suppose you could add an inline voltage resistor of some kind to slow it down some. May have to do that to mine this next winter if it unloads too soon.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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Thanks JMark, I'll have to give them a call. As far as a voltage drop for the choke goes maybe try a diode instead of a resistor. A diode would give you .6 drop per unit and would not limit the current the way a resistor would. I also just bought a Holley 4160 600 cfm with an electric choke for 20.00. I'm thinking of sending it out for a rebuild and then get the Qjet out and rebuilt with the electric setup. Unless I like the Holley better

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