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Motor will only run with choke closed

Will run only with choke closed win it opens motor dies

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I sounds as though your carburator needs tore apart and clean the jets out. Has the car been sitting around a long time? Maybe the fuel pump is barely pumping enough fuel up would be another thing to look at.

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