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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 01-07-2002 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, I am always full of questions. Often I scroll down the forum to see if I can answer and respond to other's posts...but you guys are the professionals. Thanks

I took off the old 68 carb from my 68 289 and replaced it with a 289 carb with an electric choke.

1. Where should I wire the electric choke to energize it? I have heard voltage regulator ( which would require a long wire), coil (not the terminal heading to the distributor), fuse panel (someone said to keep that wire out of the fuse panel). Where is your electirc choke wire attached to a "key on" spot? I am concfused and don't want to screw up any more stuff.

2.What size wire should I use?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-08-2002 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You don't want the voltage regulator or coil.

There should be a keyed wire under the hood, usually intended for an idle stop solenoid. Failing that, you should run a 14-16 gauge wire to your fuse panel. There's probably a male terminal there marked ACC {for accessory} that would be perfect.

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richard bohm
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posted 01-08-2002 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you want a wire 14-16 gauge from a wire that is hot with the key on cold with the key off. DO NOT connect to the coil or the vreg as stated.

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blown 351
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posted 01-09-2002 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blown 351   Click Here to Email blown 351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the back of the alternator, there is a post with the letter S next to it. You could run the wire from this post to the choke.
This is the STATOR winding, and will be energized with voltage when the engine is running.

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