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Old 10-15-2003, 10:07 PM
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Edelbrock 1404 Manual Choke Joke

On the manual choke Edelbrock carb I'm installing, the link that the choke wire attaches to, simply has a small hole in it about the size of the wire itself. Edelbrock provides a nice enough clamp for the wire housing, but no real provision for attaching the wire to the link. Usually manual chokes have a little barrel/set screw arrangement to hold the wire. Seems kinda cheesy-anybody done anything other than just bending the wire back on itself to hold the wire?

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Old 10-15-2003, 11:05 PM
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The choke cable that came with my AFB had a "Z" bend in it. In other words, it comes out of the cable shroud a short ways, takes a 90 degree turn for about 1/8" then another 90 degree turn and continues on for about a half inch.

This way it can be attached and taken off without difficulty. The set screw would have been much better, but I'm sure they went with this because it was cheaper.
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Thanks for the post!

I thought I was missing something obvious!!
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In general, Edelbrock makes the assumption that you have to supply a choke kit from an outside source - and the very reason my 1405 has been adapted to their electric choke kit - plus it makes for a cleaner installation instead of having another dangling wire in the engine compartment. That bent wire works fine, just is not a very solid way to set up a choke.
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