Discussion in 'Electrical and Ignition' started by moparmucelli, Dec 1, 2018.
hi guys where is a good spot to get 12v for the electric choke on my 1406 edelbrock carb?
I used the 12volt side of the ballast resistor. A relay triggered buy a switched circuit would be best. Don't forget a fuse if you do.
I use to like running edelbrock electric chokes but now I don't. They create a small vacuum leak to suck in air to work the choke. Now I run Manuel choke which cost less than 20 bucks. car idles better and uses less gas.
Use a switched 12v source . this is so that it is not active when the key isn't in the ignition .
What year engine? I know the ‘75 318 have a 12V source right beside the carb already for all the emmisons stuff on it. That’s what used when in installed a 1406 on my ‘75 318.
And make sure it's the full 12 volts. Or it won't work properly.
I use the field wire from the alternator that is switched....close to carb.
Don't need a choke living in Socal. Removing it is the first thing I do on my Eddy carbs.
LOl yea true
Thanks guys for the replies
No choke No Edelbrock tag. Looks more like an original Carter. That's how I roll.
Having a choke on my car is a very small price to pay to NOT have to live/survive in socal.
The model number is stamped on the left ear. I can see it in your photo but can'tmake it out.
Jealousy doesn't look good on you.
I have a few of these things. I think this is a 600cfm.
Yea it looks exactly like a carter!!
Have you guys ever had any major problems with these carbs?
This is how I roll.. No choke on the front and a choke on the back carburetor. The back carburetor I got on a scrap metal run when a guy was giving me some scrap metal and working on a Chevy truck. gave me the carburetor still warm and full of gas and the truck was running great with it but he just never could get the choke to work! He was bolting on a new carburetor as I left. I put a whole 12 volts to it and it's the carburetor I use for the choke LOL.
Yes the Edelbrocks do.
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