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post #1 of 4 Old 10-10-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Manual Choke engages automatically

Hi all. Ive got an 81 scrambler with the 258 in it and a manual choke installed about a year ago by jeffs jeep yard in clearwater fl. The choke works fine BUT for some reason, recently, the dashmounted cable keeps sliding out and turning on the choke while i am driving.

Sometimes it isnt that bad and it takes a bit to actually happen. i might be able to drive a mile or so before i have to check it. They mounted it right by the shifter so its not that bad. I can shift and hit it with my finger to press the choke back in but it is TOTALLY ANNOYING and seems like itd be a quick fix.

I looked at the cable and it isnt damaged. I havent unhooked it from the arm that enguages the choke inside the carb yet out of fear that ill be going down the road and itll pop on and i cant turn it off.

Its a holly carb. not sure what series or anything. Has anyone had a similar experience? Need more details? Let me know.

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-14-2013, 07:28 AM
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I'd put a return spring on the choke linkage where the cables is hooked to the carb.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-15-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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That's a really great idea. Any idea if they make something I can just buy that I could install? I don't know how I could whip something up like that but yeah, in theory, that'd be a great fix. Thanks!
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-15-2013, 11:00 AM
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You should just be able to put any stretch spring to it. Similar to the throttle return spring.
or if you have a solid wire control cable you can open the choke then put a slight bend/kink in the cable. It should create enough friction to keep it in place.
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