DIY Manual Choke Conversion

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jay do you mind if I use your write up in the BX'Clusive magazine some time please?
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Help yourself, if it makes you millions i'd suggest 80/20 in my favour... :lol:
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Haha ive been at it for 5 years and earned nowt!
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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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Hi Pete

It should work fine on your car.
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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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Mine has been a resounding success all round.

The 1.5mtr is the ideal length, no shorter, but upto 1.8 will be fine.
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Jay, I take it your car has a weber carb? Ive just tried to do this on my Solex and it wouldnt work sadly....
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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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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.
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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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:roll: thanks, not that efficient on fleabay.
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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.
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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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Ill drop it round sometime Pete, see how you do, if you can make use of it then good.
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