DIY Manual Choke Conversion

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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:59 pm

jay do you mind if I use your write up in the BX'Clusive magazine some time please?
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by JayW » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 pm

Help yourself, if it makes you millions i'd suggest 80/20 in my favour... :lol:
I have zero patience for your tedium.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:41 pm

Haha ive been at it for 5 years and earned nowt!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Preacher » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:51 pm

Hi guys, 2 questions how much different is this on a solex carb & have you found it to have been a worthwhile exercise. Only mine is chronic on start up / initial tick over until it warms up & possibly over chocking as it can be heavy on petrol.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi Pete

It should work fine on your car.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Preacher » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 pm

Just been on fleabay and the cable says sale ended so just looking at the other cables on there. Presume the 1.5m lenght might be important so am checking them out. Ordering the other parts though.
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by JayW » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:21 am

Mine has been a resounding success all round.

The 1.5mtr is the ideal length, no shorter, but upto 1.8 will be fine.
I have zero patience for your tedium.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00 pm

Jay, I take it your car has a weber carb? Ive just tried to do this on my Solex and it wouldnt work sadly....
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by JayW » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:02 pm

Yep, as i said at the begining mine is a Weber. There should be a way to make it work, you just have to think your way round the mechanics of it. Try posting up a couple of pics of your linkage.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:27 pm

I will do Jay, I tried to remove the autochoke but couldnt see any way to attach the cable plus no where for it to feed through either as the autochoke sits lower then the throttle cable on the solex.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by RxBX » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:07 pm

Preacher wrote:Just been on fleabay and the cable says sale ended so just looking at the other cables on there. Presume the 1.5m lenght might be important so am checking them out. Ordering the other parts though.
If you'd clicked onto the sellers 'See Other Items' link you could have easily checked out the seller has RE-LISTED the item, as they seem to have plenty to sell !

Also note that the item is listed with the feature 'Make an Offer' and looking at the previous listed SOLD items, its seems that they'll accepted £8.00 saving you 95p on the 'BIN' price !
Purchase history wrote: User ID Buy It Now Price Quantity Date of Purchase
v***1( 744) £8.95 1 28-Dec-12 11:28:56 GMT
Offer history
User ID Offer Price Offer Status Quantity Date of Offer
6***a ( 1259) £8.00 Accepted 1 31-Dec-12 17:14:04 GMT
Simples :wink:

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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Preacher » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:38 am

:roll: thanks, not that efficient on fleabay.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:44 am

Pete I have my kit which I doubt I will use, as the 1.6 is coming out later this year, yours if want it.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Preacher » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:13 pm

Mines the 1.6 as well though Tim, with the solex as well, so if yours no good, can collect it to check.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: DIY Manual Choke Conversion

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:26 pm

Ill drop it round sometime Pete, see how you do, if you can make use of it then good.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR