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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/8/2005 7:14:57 AM EDT
I can't even remember the last time I drove anything that had a choke you had to set


How about you?
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:17:06 AM EDT
I only drive my lawnmower on sundays....

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:17:26 AM EDT
last one I have seen was on my dad's old 1970 chevy truck
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:18:35 AM EDT
My lawnmower doesn't even have a choke or throttle.

Just a primer bulb.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:53:28 AM EDT
I have eight cars that have manual choke carburator's, including my daily driver.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:04:55 AM EDT
1946 Willy's with a manual choke.


Beat that.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:05:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 8:05:41 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
yep, 1985 Toyota Truck. Drove it to work today as matter of fact. 2.4 L 4 cylinder carbureted. 'Puters schmuters.

choke is set by depressing the gas pedal before cranking
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:06:53 AM EDT
I have a motorcycle that will only run with the choke on.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:11:47 AM EDT
My 1980 Toyota FJ40 (a real LandCruiser for those of you too young to know any better) has a manual choke on the dash and my 1974 VW Thing (Solex carb). The Land Cruiser's is handy for jumping other cars off or when using the winch (Warn 8274 baby! ).
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:12:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I can't even remember the last time I drove anything that had a choke you had to set


How about you?


Just cars? Or anything?

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
I have a motorcycle that will only run with the choke on.


...and I wish I knew why. I used to be able to push it all the way in after it warmed up, now it just stalls the motor.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:13:08 AM EDT
Our 1976 Ford Bronco has a hand throttle but no choke.

302 V-8
Aux and Main Tank
3 on the tree.

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:13:47 AM EDT
My '89 VW Jettta 1.6L Diesel had a manual choke.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:14:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I can't even remember the last time I drove anything that had a choke you had to set


How about you?


Just cars? Or anything?

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
I have a motorcycle that will only run with the choke on.


...and I wish I knew why. I used to be able to push it all the way in after it warmed up, now it just stalls the motor.



Rebuild the carb. Get that air/fuel mixture working properly.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:15:21 AM EDT
'71 Cutlass, it helps to depress the acellerator pedal all the way down and then just crack it open to start the engine cold. EFI is nice, you can stick your hand in through the window and start the engine if your working on it and you'er all filthy....
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:03:03 AM EDT
I used to have a '79 Rx7 that had a manual choke. That was a sweet ride!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:06:47 AM EDT
I think my last manual choke car was an 89 Fiesta.

I'm still sometimes not convinced by something where I don't have a manual control if I feel I need it!

NTM
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:10:09 AM EDT
not even my 67 Firebird had a manual choke, hell come to think of it my lawnmower doesn't have a choke.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:14:34 AM EDT
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:15:49 AM EDT
My 1966 Ford F-100 with the straight 6 has a 1 barrel carb with manuel choke. My dad bought her used in 1972 and he and I have driven her ever sense. I love that Pick-up.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:16:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:17:38 AM EDT
My dad's old '68 F-100 had a manual choke, and so did his bass boat. Nothing I've driven since besides lawnmowers, leafblowers, and weedeaters.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:19:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tippman:
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!



What is the pedal right of the gas for? Or were they crossed up by it just having a cluth pedal?
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:23:29 AM EDT
1953 M38A1 Willys Jeep
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:24:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By tippman:
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!



What is the pedal right of the gas for? Or were they crossed up by it just having a cluth pedal?



It is what you use to start the truck, activates the starter if it is like the truck I used to drive. Had to turn the key, then mash down the pedal that was to the right of the gas pedal.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:29:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By tippman:
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!



What is the pedal right of the gas for? Or were they crossed up by it just having a cluth pedal?



It is what you use to start the truck, activates the starter if it is like the truck I used to drive. Had to turn the key, then mash down the pedal that was to the right of the gas pedal.



Its the starter pedal. You have to get in set the choke, Press on the gas pedal and then pull the throttle knob out to set the throttle, turn the key to ON, and then press the pedal on the Far right to start it. ONce it starts you can press on the gas pedal with your foot and then push in the throttle knob.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:30:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By tippman:
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!



What is the pedal right of the gas for? Or were they crossed up by it just having a cluth pedal?



It is what you use to start the truck, activates the starter if it is like the truck I used to drive. Had to turn the key, then mash down the pedal that was to the right of the gas pedal.



I've seen starter buttons on the floor, but I didn't know they made them as pedals too. Seems like it'd be too easy to accidently re-start the car while it's running.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:29:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By tippman:
My 3 chevy trucks 1955 first series, 1955 2nd seried and a 1957. They all have manual choke and throttle knobs. What really throws people off is the 4th pedal on the floor just right of the gas pedal. That and the three on the tree in the 57. I cant count how many times I have been asked by friends who want to borrow the truck " How do I tell where park is?" LOL!!!



What is the pedal right of the gas for? Or were they crossed up by it just having a cluth pedal?



It is what you use to start the truck, activates the starter if it is like the truck I used to drive. Had to turn the key, then mash down the pedal that was to the right of the gas pedal.



I've seen starter buttons on the floor, but I didn't know they made them as pedals too. Seems like it'd be too easy to accidently re-start the car while it's running.



Probably why they don't make them that way anymore
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:32:55 PM EDT
my 1972 Datsun 240Z
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:36:33 PM EDT
My '88 mustang is fuel injected and is standard. I hate automatics.

My motorcycle on the other hand(1980) has a choke but I never use it because it starts first crank.(not a Harley)
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:40:05 PM EDT
The only complain I have about my car is getting out to wind up the starter. Well, okay, two complaints. It has HORRIBLE shock absorbers and finding tires for those thin little wheels are darn near impossible.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:42:08 PM EDT
converted the last one to electric choke last year
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:58:26 PM EDT
Actually my 1970 Porsche 911 doesn't have a manual choke. It has the Zenith carbs (dual three barrel). As far as I know it has an automatic choke that engages when the carbs are cold.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:59:44 PM EDT
Austin Healey Mark II 3000.

Manual pull choke on the dash.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:27:42 PM EDT
Not anymore, but the '70 Scout I drove in high school had one.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:30:53 PM EDT
74 chevy truck I grew up on had a 3 on the tree and the choke went out after I graduated HS, so I rigged up a manual for it till I sold it a few yrs later. The 63 Chevy truck I bought from a relative also had a 3 on the tree, 230 I6, manual choke, put 18" glasspacks and headers on it, sounded like a dive bomber
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:42:07 PM EDT
I just rebuilt my neighbor's Carter on his '68 Ford this last Saturday. Before I got started, he asked how old I was, I replied "30". He looked at me funny, and said....."how the hell you know anything about carbs???" I chuckled and explained that my '93 Jeep was the 1st fuel injected vehicle I've owned.....and the only one younger than me. That, and being a counterman for almost 13 years, you learn a little sumpin' 'bout cars....



oh, ya...........I allways wired my chokes open, never seemed to need them around here, not cold enough.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:00:08 PM EDT
Last car I owned that had a manual choke was this (not actual car but only pic I could find):



CW
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:04:46 PM EDT
Don't own one, but I worked on one today
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:04:46 PM EDT
I had a 77 IH Scout II with a manual choke. The ignition switch went bad so I rigged a push button start as well. I loved that truck.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:24:11 PM EDT
Virtually every crap can vehicle I owned prior to 2000 had a manual choke in it. If it didn't have one when I got it, it sure as hell had one soon after.
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