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Weekend Wrench: High Tech Edition

Mostly complete with my electric choke conversion. Repost for the daylight crowd

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Why you ask? Well, because my hot air choke is prohibitively difficult to replace. Why a vacuum system was easier than a few wires (or hell, a single dedicated wire from the distributor like later cars) is beyond me.

Besides previously blocking the vaccuum port in the choke housing, I am doing a proper install by running a relay. The relay is powered only when the engine is running (by tapping into the output for the voltmeter), and the choke has a direct fused power source. Nothing is significantly impacted by wiring butchery, and my choke will not suffer from any “heat soak” issues from leaving the ignition on.

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Mostly done, but I still need to cut into the alternator wire to tee it off. Unfortunately radioshack doesnt exist any more and any fancy connectors are a no-go.

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