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To Electric chocke or not, that's the question??

Hi all,

OK I have a dilemma, I got a Holley 83310-1 carb. Is it a double pumper vac. sec. or is it a mechanical? I got it from a friend a year ago and it's been sitting around and now I'm gonna use it for my AMC 360. It has a electric choke on it and I've never used or seen one before on a car? I know a noob My car, which was my dad's 69 Javelin had a 232 straight six in it and I can't remember seeing a electric choke on that 1bbl. But I've also never seen a choke cable on a car, only my McLane lawn mower

I'm just wondering should I keep it or get rid of it, and if I keep it how easy is it to hook-up, use and do I have to do anything funky to the engine or can I just turn the key, warm it up and go? Thanks for the help in advanced.

Yours truly the noob on the block

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I don't think the 83310-1 is a double pumper. It is however a 750cfm usually with a vacuum secondary diaphragm. The electric choke is a breeze to hook up. All you need to do is supply 12 volts to the connector on the choke cap.

The following is cut and pasted from a previous thread on the subject, compliments of Doc.

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Doc here,

General Mystery (GM) , usually runs a Choke RELAY off the Field wire of the alternator..(the brown wire).

In this configuration , the choke will not begin to open until the engine is actually running..so you don't attempt to start a cold engine on a wide open choke because you turned the key on to wash the windows , listen to the "Tunes" while loading the car, or Belting the kiddies in..defeating the purpose of the choke.

The Alternator MUST be putting out power (Engine turning) in order for the Choke element to get power through the relay from the battery before it opens AND must be "bumped" to slip the mechanical detents to return it to curb Idle.

The whole process takes about 3 minutes..and saves a lot of jump starts in a cold climate on a badly tuned car, with an older battery.

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Elec choke

If you have a vac secondary it is not a double pumper. As far as the elec choke keep it, just supply 12 volts from a ign. circut. you don't want power ther when you shut off the key.
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Cool guys! Thanks for the input!
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The other thing how can i decode which carb this is? I looked all online and the list # doesn't show up, even on Holley's website it ain't there? Only thing I can think of is to give them a call and ask them. I don't think it's a double pumper, cause most I've seen don't have a air horn and this one does, so I'm thinking it's a 4160 model. I also wanted to pick up a good book on how to play around with them. Any suggestions.
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A Holley 3310 is a vacuum secondary, 750 cfm.

It's definitely too much for a 6 cylinder.
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He says its going on a 360....was a 6 cyl car.

Keep the 3310............excellent street carb. A double pumper would be too much
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