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Re: [T3] Choke question

On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 17:45, Jon Remers wrote:
> There has been a lot of posts about those choke covers
> and that got me into thinking a bit.
> Since I read an apocalyptic chapter about chokes in
> John Muirs idiot book, I have always disconected them.
> The cars has always started ok, so I thought that the
> chapter was correct, but what is your opinion about
> chokes? I hate the thought of a choke gradually
> hooking up and me not taking notice of it. But on the
> other hand: I like when old cars starts up instantly
> as well, like when they don't turn over five or six
> times before firing up. How reliable are the t3 chokes
> really?

If VW chokes are set up properly, They work fine. And Muir must have
been the idiot that didn't know how to make them work.
They CAN NOT close while running down the road. The balance of the choke
butterfly prevents this. More blade to pull it open than pull it close,
while running. If the "choke pull-offs" are working properly, They will
pull the choke partially open as soon as the engine starts.
On T-1's, if somone overtightened the air cleaner, you could jam the
butterfly. But this was not chokes fault. That is the fault of a ham
handed person. I won't dignify calling them a mechanic.

<end of rant>

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)

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