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Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control: 1982 through 2001
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12/6/09 1:15pm - Original Message: 'Electric choke???'
MK's78
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Dover, DE - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette-White/Red 99% Original

Joined: 1/4/2009
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Good morning C3ers,
 
Would like to know if the automatic choke on my 78 SB w/stock Q-jet
can be refitted with an electric choke without any major modifications etc????
 
 
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12/6/09 2:39pm - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
white78
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78 White/Oyster all original. Purchased from original owner

Joined: 12/10/2005
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Yes,  The only decision is the source of the DC power to drive the unit.  When I bought my 78 the manual chock had been changed out to electric.  The installer selected the heater fan power.  It has power when the car is running.  The issue I had was that the electrical chock would heat up quicker than the engine, thus some hasitation sometimes.  I actually swithched mine back to manual.  You can get the necessary manifold tubes and things form the various web sites.  With replacing the connection pieces, the process works very well.  I like the orginal aspect of the process.  Good luck..

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12/6/09 9:39pm - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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Oceanside, CA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary model. Original L82 engine, 700r4 trans, edelbrock intake, thorly headers, rack&pinion steering, mono rear and front spring, MSD 6A box

Joined: 11/19/2003
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My orig Q jet,78 carb went belly up so went to an eldrock Q Jet with the heat choke (same as the orig had). Didn't care much for it so converted to electric choke.  Edelbrock has the adapter, forget how much it was but I'm glad I went with it. Others may have different idea. Edelbrock was very helpful on how to convert and to best place to hook up power.
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12/6/09 9:48pm - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
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I just purchased an electric choke kit for my 74. The only reason I did this was because I am replacing the original manifolds with a pair of headers and will not have a heat riser in the system to force the air back through the intake manifold. I purchased it from O'reillys auto parts. The cost was around $60. The instructions that came with it says to use the hot 12v wire going to the wiper motor. I plan on running a 12v wire from the fuse box that is hot only with switch on. Also keep in mind that the new choke is adjustable so you should be able to set it to work properly. Good luck!


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12/7/09 12:50am - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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I took 12V IGN source from the fuse block for mine. Works like a charm!! Thumbs Up

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12/7/09 4:53pm - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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12/8/09 12:11am - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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Bloomfield Hills, MI - USA

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1975 Corvette coupe, 4 speed manual, 383 ci 9.5:1,Edelbrock dual plane Air Gap intake, Alum Heads,Comp Cam, roller Rockers, PS,PB,Tilt

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Diito, I ran a wire from IGN in fuse box to electric choke. It was on an Edelbrock carb, but set up should be the same. Mine works great.

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1/1/10 3:29pm - Reply: 'Electric choke???'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

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I got my conversion from NAPA.  After a bit of tweaking, it works fine.

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