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Old 04-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need advice on whether an in dash choke cable was available. I had/have one that looked genuine but during the long rebuild and a house move cannot find it. I believe it went where the cigar/cigarette lighter was fitted.
Any advice on this much appreciated.
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The Mustang parts places sell a reproduction of the manual choke cable.

It was originally located on the 65/66 on the bottom of the dash on the very far left.
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OK. Thanks. The one I had/lost matched the appearance/printing of the other implements. ie. light switch, wiper switch etc. Maybe it came from a Falcon here in Australia. The early Falcons used a lot of similar switches.
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You have to remember the only Mustang with a manual choke was the K code. It had a black knob with a C on it. I think the the very early K's had a black knob without the C.
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You have to remember the only Mustang with a manual choke was the K code. It had a black knob with a C on it. I think the the very early K's had a black knob without the C.
A manual choke was also used on the 1970 Mustang when equipped with a Boss 302, Boss 429, or 428 CJ engine. It may have also been used on the 1969 Bosses, but I'm not sure.
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I believe it might also be the '67 cars that don't have a "C" on the knob.
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The unit I have "misplaced" isn't like the repro unit available. It was chrome with a chrome bezel with choke written on it in proper graphics. If I do eventually find it I will post a photo. Thanks for the help.
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I don't think it's for a Mustang choke then. Maybe from another Ford, possibly an older one, when manual chokes were more common?
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Well success at last. Always look in the places where it could not possibly be. Photo attached. It could well be from an earlier Ford it is just that the appearance matches other switch bezels perfectly.
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Still cool though. I'd put it back in the car, original or not.
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Hi,
For most engines, to start them, you want more fuel in the chamber. So you close the choke to start the engine. Once the engine has warmed up, it doesn't need as much fuel, so you open the choke.

Typically you want to open the choke as soon as possible to allow a greater amount of air into the chambers as leaving the choke closed wastes fuel.

Pull off the cover to the air filter. when you flip the choke switch, you should see a butterfly type valve open and close. When it's closed it will cover the hole of the carburator. When it's open, the hole will freely allow air to flow through the carburator.

So you want the choke closed (flap covering the hole) when you first start the scooter. (It should be easier to start too). Once you get the engine started, then open the choke to minimize wasting fuel.
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Well success at last. Always look in the places where it could not possibly be. Photo attached. It could well be from an earlier Ford it is just that the appearance matches other switch bezels perfectly.
That's a very nice early example. It would like nice in a resto-mod example. However, as someone posted, it's not correct for the early vintage mustangs. I'm running a Shelby style, (letter "C") which has the black know positioned under the dash, just below, and little to the right of the ignition switch.

That's a nice period piece.

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That is definately a cool looking piece. That said It may not be a great identifier,but on the back of the "choke" bezel there should be some casting numbers, What do they say? That may or may not help to i.d. where it came from.
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My guess is it came from a truck
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