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Most new cars are fitted with an choke rather than a manual one. The choke automatically opens and closes the choke butterfly (or valve ) within the carburettor counting on the temperature of the engine. it’s going to be plumbed directly into the cooling system, or linked electrically to the engine temperature sensor.

Choke problems

In practice, an choke has several disadvantages. First, the driver has no control over it, unlike a manual choke. Second, it often goes wrong. it’s going to fail to work in the least , making the car difficult or impossible to start.

The opposite can also happen and therefore the choke fails to cut out, either partially or totally. This wastes fuel and therefore the engine fails to run properly because the mixture is just too rich – it’s going to also run-on or clog up with oil. For these reasons many drivers prefer a manual choke. If your car has an choke and is giving trouble, you’ll usually convert it to a manual one with a special conversion kit.

Fitting a choke conversion kit

Choke conversion kit

The Moprod MAC 200 kit shown here can be used to convert Weber, Zenith, Solex, Pierburg and GM Varajet carburettors to manual choke operation. Various mouldings are used with this kit to convert the auto-choke. The kit includes interface and operating spring (A), adaptor (B), anchor plate and retaining clip (C), cable spool (D) and spool return springs (E). Also included are: choke cable and warning light (F), mounting bracket (G) and wiring (H), tubing and clips (I) and various screws (J). Some carburettors also require the soleplate and extension tube (K).

Disconnect choke

If the choke is plumbed into the cooling system, begin the cap and disconnect the 2 hoses from the choke. Use the length of tubing within the kit to hitch the 2 hose ends. If the choke is electrically operated, disconnect and insulate the feed wire from the sensor and tie it out of the way.

Remove choke unit

The choke unit is fixed to the carburettor by screws that undergo a clamp ring holding the choke unit housing to the carburettor body. Remove all the securing screws and pull the unit away. Keep the old gasket and clamp ring from the choke unit as you’ll need them later.

Fit interface

ask the fitting instructions and assemble the spring and nut to the interface mechanism. Fit the choke butterfly operating lever between the arm and therefore the operating spring of the interface. With some carburettors you initially need to fit the soleplate to the carburettor.

Fit adapter

Keep the operating lever in its position between the arm and spring of the interface. Fit the adapter unit (dished side first) over the central boss of the interface. Secure the unit to the carburettor with the kit’s securing screws plus the old clamp ring from the auto choke unit.

Cable anchor plate

find out which way your choke flap opens, then cut off one among the 2 cable spool stop lugs from the anchor plate. Fit the anchor plate to the adapter unit, securing it with the retaining spring clip positioned under the four lugs on the adapter.

Cable spool

confirm the choke butterfly is about within the fully off position and fit the cable spool to the interface bearing at the centre of the whole assembly. The flange of the spool should butt against the one remaining cable spool stop lug attached to the anchor plate. Secure with the central screw.

Dash mounting

Find a suitable position on the dash and mount the warning light and choke control knob, either by drilling into the dash or using the brackets provided. Run the cable under the dash and into the engine bay. You may have to drill a hole and fit a grommet in the bulkhead to pass the cable through.

Wiring up

Connect the purple wire to an ignition-controlled feed and run it to at least one of the red light terminals. Run the red wire from the second light terminal to a terminal on the choke switch. Join the black wire from the remaining switch terminal to a close-by earth point.

Cable fitting

Fit the nipple to the inner cable, 117mm from the top of the outer cable. Push the outer cable into the anchor body and wind the inner cable round the spool therefore the nipple is within the central hole. Fit the return spring to the cable spool over the inner cable, locating the ends in their slots.

Manual alternatives

There are a great many kits on the market, each designed to work with a particular carburettor. They all work in much the same way. A choke control fits to the dashboard . A cable runs from the control through the engine bay bulkhead and links up to the carburettor. Some kits come with a warning light to remind you the choke is out.

Buying the kit

You need to check, with either your car dealer or the accessory shop, whether a conversion kit is available for your carburettor – not all types are catered for.

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