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Electric Choke

To power an electric choke on my '55 Ford 12V generator system I was told to run a wire from my starter solenoid to my electric choke. Is this the best spot to use to run the connection? I have mechanical gauges so I can not use the oil sender as a connection point. Also should I place a fuse in this wire and what gauge wire should I use? !

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You need to have 12v source to the choke when the key is in the run position, NOT constant. Also, the oil sensor wire for electronic guages will not have voltage. Do not hook the choke to your ignition power either, as it can take voltage away from your ignition.
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The best way IMHO is to use a wire from the "F" terminal of your alternator. That way the electric choke only has power when the car is running.

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