Question about 1987 Chevrolet El Camino
I installed a manual choke carburetor on my 79 el camino and it has been running poorly ever since. I have to pump the peddle quite a bit just to get it started and then the car smells like fuel and has white smoke out of exhaust. Do I need to install a manual choke cable in order for the car to work properly? The old carburetor had a choke thermostat mounted onto the engine that used engine temperature as a gauge. Thanks
I am familiar with these, a manual choke carb works off of a bimetal coil in the manifold exhaust crossover on the passenger side of the intake, Make sure it is hooked up, then while the car is cold, on the rockchester carbs, use an 1/8 in drillbit to set choke. You have to loosen the three screws on the choke to set, when the choke flap, the very top one on the carb touches the drillbit, set it there and lock down screws, pump once or twice and it should start and idle, as the bimetal coil heats up it should open the top flap. if you try to accelerate before it is wam it will disconnect from the auto choke. I hope this helps if not please do not rate me at all, if it does help you fix your problem then please give me a fixya,
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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