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bikecarbfred

posted on 22/5/19 at 06:22 AM Reply With Quote
interior choke cable installation

anyone have any ideas how one would go about installing a choke cable inside the cab.
could with knowing what parts to search for.

need some sort of spring, and a 3 or 4 holders that are at different levels, so can pull on choke and put it in the appropriate holder.

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bonzoronnie

posted on 22/5/19 at 06:36 AM Reply With Quote
You don't say what carb set up you are using.

I am a fan of, return spring on the carb choke linkage & a simple pull out, twist n lock choke cable.

Cable wise, many older cars used them.
I guess search for any Triumph car choke cable.
They are plentiful on flebay or direct from the likes of Rimmer Bros.

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SJ

posted on 22/5/19 at 07:01 AM Reply With Quote
Mine is just a standard twist lock cable on a bit of angle bracket riveted to the chassis. I didn't add any extra springs as the one on the bike carbs does the job.
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nick205

posted on 22/5/19 at 08:26 AM Reply With Quote
On my 2.0 Pinto MK Indy with a DGV manual choke carb I used the same simple pull out and twist to hold choke cable arrangement descrbived above. It was designed to be a choke cable as it had the choke symbol on the circular knob on the dashboard end. Installed in a hole drilled in the dashboard to the lower right of my steering wheel. Small amount of choke when starting the car and then ease it off pretty quick as the engine runs up to temperature.

IIRC it's a Bowden cable where the inner wire moves relative to a fixed outer sheath - a bit like a bicycle brake or gear cable.

ebay, Burton Power and other suppliers will have what your looking for.

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bikecarbfred

posted on 22/5/19 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
That's exactly I want to do. I want to apply a little" choke" for start up. and ease off during running up to temp so need some sort of - twist knob where it can ease pressure off.

what's happened is. i enriched the mixture to help idle, but when driving the car, its too rich.

really i should be changing the idle jet to a bigger one although when fully up to temp, it idles at 15.2 which is good enough therefore...................

i thought i could get away with choke for the running up to temp process but only a little require and decreasing it gradually.

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40inches

posted on 22/5/19 at 09:09 AM Reply With Quote
I used this one https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/black-choke-cable-locking-15-metre-long
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nick205

posted on 22/5/19 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
I used this one https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/black-choke-cable-locking-15-metre-long



That's the same one I used.

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bonzoronnie

posted on 22/5/19 at 12:12 PM Reply With Quote
some of the later built classic cars had a pull choke with a different action.
Instead twist to lock action.
They had notches in the pull section & a detent spring built into the body of the unit.
You could pull out one click at a time then you close slowly as the engine warms up.

I never bothered with them as the twist & lock ones can be closed a bit & locked into place.
Never takes long to gauge what settings your engine likes.

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bikecarbfred

posted on 22/5/19 at 12:37 PM Reply With Quote
looks good that
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nick205

posted on 22/5/19 at 02:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bonzoronnie
Never takes long to gauge what settings your engine likes.



Exactly right in my experience, you can feel and hear whether the engine needs more or less choke.

I think people are so used to more modern cars that take care of this element themselves they've almost lost the feeling for needing to use a manual choke.

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bikecarbfred

posted on 22/5/19 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
oh all this talk of choking the engine getting me all excited. better start ordering the parts
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bikecarbfred

posted on 24/5/19 at 08:56 PM Reply With Quote
done, remarkable easy installation, nice clean looking, & cheap! 8.50


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bikecarbfred

posted on 26/5/19 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
Guys, when I pull on the choke it's very sensitive and shoots to 2000 rpm and if I back off , it drops to under 1000rpm. I just need that sweet spot, The choke slide too springy/responsive.

Anyone have any experience with CBR600 F4 1999?

Any adjustments that can be made?

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snapper

posted on 26/5/19 at 01:46 PM Reply With Quote
I use the bonnet pull on the underside of the Sierra column cowl, only needs a minute if not less and I can release it





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bikecarbfred

posted on 26/5/19 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
what the heck, first time I take the thing to drive, it's broke.

it doesn't hold as the choke slide is too strong with the lock mechanism, the knob doesnt lock, just springs back in lol

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David Jenkins

posted on 27/5/19 at 06:54 AM Reply With Quote
I use a lawnmower throttle lever as my choke control! It has worked really well for many years.





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