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Re: [T3] Type 3 dual carb choke heaters

In a message dated 12/3/05 9:56:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
type3weezer@comcast.net writes:

<< While we are on the subject, does anyone here run their PDSIT's without 
hooking up the choke? I switched over to 12 volt and I still have the 6 volt 
choke elements in but with a voltage drop on it.  My car is not a daily driver 
and is tucked away in the garage till the snow and cold go away so warming up is 
not so much the issue. >>

Yes, all of mine are inoperative. I backed the 3 screws off a little, and 
just rotated the choke elements until the butterfly is wide open. It makes it a 
little harder to start when the temp is around 20 degrees, but I don't normally 
do much driving in mine when it's that cold. ;^ )  I haven't had any trouble 
with them over the last 15+ years I've been driving my carbed type 3s this way 
either. I'm in Michigan, and we get a salt season here that requires you to 
take your nice cars off the road if you want to keep them nice. :O  On one of 
my type 3s, I also have a set of Weber 34 ICT's, and they don't have any chokes 
at all, and they still work fine in very cold weather like that. :D I think 
Keith is about the only person here who really thinks carbs are the devil's 
invention, and he's really had trouble (until Brian adjusted them for him) with 
the chokes on his car. He had them set like you do domestic cars, which is 
really all wrong for our cars. I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now awaiting a 2.0L  t-4 engine 
transplant, finally have the needed parts : )

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