1962 - electric choke conversion

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1959
Has anybody converted to electric choke we’re do you get electric from and what was done to hole in manifold ?
 
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Has anybody converted to electric choke we’re do you get electric from and what was done to hole in manifold ?
Years ago, I used a kit from Napa that included a replacement cap, wiring, and a temperature sensor.
A quick search reveals that this company offers a similar product:
https://www.carburetor-parts.com/Electric-Choke-Conversion-Kits_c_1026.html
You will have to choose the correct kit for your carb.

On a 390, the two holes in the exhaust manifold can be plugged with a short piece of 1/4" copper tubing that has been pinched off or soldered closed so water doesn't get inside.
 
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Power can come from the positive side of the coil. The hot air holes can be plugged, or left open.
Electric choke power source requirements vary by manufacturer. The coil wire may not provide enough voltage (6-9V).
For example, Holley requires a switched 12V source.
The electric choke used on a 1982-85 Ford Mustang is connected to the stator pin on the alternator.
The Napa part I installed did not open the choke completely when hot when connected to the coil.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations!
YMMV
 
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