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  1. #1
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    Default Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Here is what I have under the hood:



    I have a quadrajet electric choke assembly, but the bracket is completely wrong (I think)




    Do I simply have a bracket from the wrong year, or am I missing an intermediate piece? (It's also too short. The arm on the choke doesn't even come close to where it should seat on the Q-jet.)
    72 Skylark

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    You have a carb designed for the thurmal chock. when i had my 1970 Qjet rebuilt i asked if they could put an electic choke on it, but i was told i needed a carb that was build for an electric choke. Hope someone can help you out better. I have always used the thurmal chokes, never had a problem other then adjusting them.

    70 GS 455, 4 Speed, Kiesler RS600 5 speed manual.
    462 cu. in.,76 block,70 ported S1 heads, 11 to 1 compression.
    113A cam, SP1 intake, 800 Q jet.
    1 7/8 headers, 2 1/2 MB exhaust.
    8.5 BOP 3.73's, stock thurmal clutch fan.
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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    First Guess: You have a universal aftermarket electric choke unit; and it's completely wrong for your application.

    I'd be looking at fabricating a different bracket to mount the electric coil to.

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Yup, I also foresee some custom bracket fabrication within my near-future.

    I purchased this from carb junkies as a "Buick 455 electric choke conversion kit"...
    72 Skylark

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    That is meant for and Olds Qjet with an attached choke.
    Dave, Seeing Yellow
    71 GS Stage-1 Now Sold.

    Now have real 70 GSX 4 Speed QQ

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    On second thought...does it attach with the manifold bolts on either side of the manifold's choke stove?

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Unfortunately, no. It is too small. Even if I were to mount it on top of the stove, the arm on the choke can't reach up to the choke assembly on the side of the carb.

    Great idea though. Thanks for the input everyone. I'll report back when I have it fabbed up.
    72 Skylark

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Is this the one that you bought http://www.allcarbs.com/detail.php?p...=16&stt=0&gb=2? I was thinking about getting it...did it end up working out for you?
    1970 Buick Skylark 455/200-4R


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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    with q-jets i always like a thermal choke, just seemed better. if you do use electric use a pressure switch so it will get power only when it has oil pressure so it won't heat up if you sit with the key on.
    paul c.
    65 skylark conv. 455/th400
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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Double "D" View Post
    Is this the one that you bought http://www.allcarbs.com/detail.php?p...=16&stt=0&gb=2? I was thinking about getting it...did it end up working out for you?

    Looks exactly the same. I never got around to trying to make it work because I slipped a 700r4 transmission into the lark. When I did that, just hard setting the TV cable didn't work very well for drivability. So, in light of all of the bracket fabrication I saw in my future, I ended up just getting an edelbrock carb that had an arm for the 700R4 TV cable to mate up with (and an electric choke). For all the chaff edelbrocks get around here, it actually performs better than my professionally rebuilt q-jet did.

    Anyways, if I had tried to make this electric choke work, I would have needed to make a new bracket to mount the thing on.

    This one comes with a thermistor, so leaving the key on shouldn't be an issue. (the electric choke doesn't get power until the thermistor heats up)
    72 Skylark

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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    Ahh ok. My problem was that I have a 1" spacer on my qjet for the TV cable bracket to work with my 200-4R and it was too tall for the stock thermo choke. I took a shot at redneck engineering a longer choke rod out of a wire hanger and it works perfectly. Thanks though!
    1970 Buick Skylark 455/200-4R


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    Default Re: Electric choke assembly: What's wrong with this picture?

    I think it states for 71 and up and it needs some light drilling into the intake to mount it correctly so they said to me after I also bought one...
    Charlie

    70' diplomat blue GS 350, now a 455
    83' H/O prod #1376-Sold dec 2011
    73' Century 350 -sold & totalled

    Miss my 73 Century.... completed in 5 years before I sold her to an idiot that totalled her in one month...."R.I.P."


 

 

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