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My battery is dead every morning. It only started going dead once I hooked up my new carburetor's electric choke. So my question is, how are you supposed to wire up and electric choke? Thanks a bunch - Chad
 

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Where did get uour power wire from... whats it hooked to?

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POWER WIRE that is.... Someday I'll learn how to type:1poke:
 

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presently the wire has been removed to save power, but the way I had the thing hooked up was that the ground wire was grounded to the body - I know that was all fine - and the power wire was connected to the battery side of the Soleniod - That's what is bothering me... It's like it is sucking my power down all the time, so how is it supposed to be connected? - Chad
 

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the battery side is probobly the problem. Your choke is always on. You need to find a power source that is only there (on ) when the key is in the ON/RUN position.

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Chad I didn't know if you saw this old thread and didn't want to copy it all so I replied to ti to bring it out...

One way or another...:D

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ok thanks Don - Chad
 

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here, my choke wire is spliced into the coil -- heres the pic, maybe you can make it out
 

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OK thanks for all your help. I think I've figured it all out. I ended up splicing the power wire from the choke with the white wire at the voltage regulator. I've tested it all out and I think it's working prefect. - Chad
 

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the choke needs to have a solid twelve volts to work properly. on ford products I tie into the starter solenoid. i'm speaking of the type with two small and two largepoles.connect it to the ignition side of the solenoid, thats the right hand terminal if looked at from the front.
 

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connect to the large pole that goes to the starter or to the smaller one more towards the middle, so furthest to the right or the next one in, I mean? thanks - Chad
 

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An electric choke will work off a 6 volt source - it just takes a bit longer for the bi-metal strip to heat up. I have them running off the STA connection on the alternator (which is 6 volt) and they work fine
 

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Hey you're from San Jose too... Welcome to the boards - Chad
 

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sorry I wasn't more specific. I meant connect to the small terminal on the right if looking right at it. thanks for the welcome message
 
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