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Old 05-19-2013, 11:07 PM
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electric choke vs manual choke

my car had a manual choke when I got it but couple of years ago the cable froze up and I ain't fix it yet and I have been wondering if I should just put a new manual choke or put a electric choke the engine is a 327 with vortec heads comp hydraulic 268h cam with roller rocker edelbrock intake and carb Mallory hei header and I can't decided with I would need thanks

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It's really a personal choice, I have had both and both have worked great. The electric choke can be troublesome to set sometimes. It would be cheaper to just replace the cable on the manual choke.
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I am sure it would be cheaper to stay manual, but a properly setup electric is hard to beat.
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I too have had both. The electric, set up properly is hard to beat - and so much so, that my Edelbrock 1405 has been retrofitted. Nice thing about the electric - you never forget to shove that dash knob in which of course burns more four buck plus a gallon of gas. All there is to the Edelbrock is a hot 12VDC wire along with their 'kit'.

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I prefer the manual choke... makes a nice theft deterent device also. Most thieves are too young to know what a manual choke is.
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I prefer the manual choke... makes a nice theft deterent device also. Most thieves are too young to know what a manual choke is.
If they're that young, they won't know enough to "set" the choke by mashing the gas one time prior to start.
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