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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Edelbrock 500 manual vs automatic choke

Have a 3.5 v8.

Going to replace my SU carb set up with the Edelbrock 500 carb and 2198 manifold.

Anyone use this type with the automatic choke? Or, is it best to stick with the manual choke.

How difficult is it to set up the automatic choke vs manual?

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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Last edelbrock I bought was a Performer for my boat. It has an automatic choke. It comes from the factory pretty much already set up. You need only supply 12V switched power to the choke and that's that.
Manual choke you obviously can choke it as much as you want, but the risk of flooding is way higher.

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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Treys truck has a manual choke and we have not even hooked it up. Just pump the pedal 4 times when its cold and it fires every time.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 10:43 PM
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I have the edelbrock Performer series 1404 carb with manual choke. I use the choke (I am not as cool as Uncle Doug). The real point is that it is very simple and it works. I do sort of wish I tried the electric choke for comparison.....
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:54 AM
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In my experience I have found that the electric choke works well. I'm using the manual choke on my 110 now because I have it set up so I can pull the choke out a little to the "fast idle" position for winching etc.
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