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Old 08-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by KULTULZ View Post
Thanx Ray!

Actually, the dress-up photo is to show the heat source tube for the choke. Best I have for an FE.

The block-off cap is to be used if one goes to an electric choke and needs to block the resultant vacuum leak.
Here is a better photo of an exhaust manifold choke stove. It is a 462 LINC but is almost similar in appearance and operation-

The tube shown on the left is the fresh air inlet. It draws fresh air from the air cleaner or in some variations, there is actually a screen within the exhaust manifold stove casting (can be serviced).

The tube on the right draws heated air from the choke stove (via engine vacuum) to the choke housing. The insulation you see keeps from being burnt and is available for service.

I hope this photo makes the system more understandable.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KULTULZ View Post
The insulation you see keeps from being burnt and is available for service.
And to make sure the air is still plenty hot when it gets to the choke.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:21 PM
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Thx gents, that looks like mine with the asbestos sleeve for insulation. I capped the fresh air intake. I actually found some old pictures here:

Still troubleshooting the electrical now. I've eliminated the starter relay. I had thought that was it because it doesn't even make a click. Next is the starter. I'm going to try to check some voltages there.

thx, Dave
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:50 AM
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Ah ha, I found a guy on line that said sometimes your starter will get stuck when it gets hot - try tapping it with a hammer. I did and it worked!
Anyway, put the brakes back together real quick and took her for a spin!
Now I need to do a lot of tuning, tweaking, and adjusting.

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