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Old 06-29-2003, 11:13 AM
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Electric Choke wiring N Plug gap Questions.

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My Gremlin up and died on me yesterday in town at a light(Embarassing) . Anyway, I had a guy tell me since my carb has an electric choke, I should wire it up top make sure its not dumping to much gas and flooding it out. Sounded good to me because after it died, about 2 hrs later after it sat, It started right up. So it may be flooding. How does it wire up? Is it just a + and - wire hookup?
Also, my plugs are gapped awefull far. Didnt get to check it yet, but I think my buddy gapped em more for a real hi po car(which mine isnt yet, est 300-325 horse). They look to be like 45 or so. Im thinking 35. I think im gettin to much fuel and with the plugs gapped at 45, it isnt burning enuff of the gas and its floodin out my engine???
Anyway, let me know. Tnx, HG

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Old 06-29-2003, 03:04 PM
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The (-) terminal on the choke goes to ground. The (+) terminal gets its power from a wire running from the ignition switch that is 'HOT' only when the switch is in the 'ON' position.

Go with the .035 gap for your plugs.
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My electric choke is grounded to one of the three screws on the adjustment-housing ... the + wire is like Frisco says.

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Stock is.045 for HEI .035 for points.I used to gap my car(HEI)a little tight befor I got gears seemed to get it outta the whole a little better.With the hotcoil I'm gonna try goin to .050 or a little more to see if I get some MPH at the track.

The (+) to the keyed side of the ignition.Should find a keyed hot in the fuse box.I find most choke setups to work best when there left permanenetly open and just hold your foot on the gas in the morning,but thats me.
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I agree with 78 monte.
Also if the choke is set at open, that is not your problem. Did you have a chance to look at the spark plug's to see if they were wet ? How do they look now?
If not could be junk in the carb or gas filter.
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I did have a problem with some rust like **** and water in the fuel cell. I looked at my filter and it was clean as could be. It died right after I put about 10 bucks worth of fuel in it. Think I coulda stirred up something? I did after the dying session, put a bottle of the fuel cleaner for water in it. Think that mighta helped? It started up after about 2hrs of setting and drove the same distance home that it did when it died, but without acting up a bit???? Im gonna gap all the plugs at 035. They were more sooty, than wet? Any ideas are welcomed. Thanks guys. HG
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