Author Topic: What's The Best Choke Cable?  (Read 77 times)

Offline cujoe_da_man

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  • Year: 1985
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  • Model: Chieftain
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  • Engine: 454
What's The Best Choke Cable?
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:02 PM »
Among some of the minor upgrades to our '84 Chieftain, we've been fighting with choke cables.  I finally figured out that if I cut one down it makes it work really well, but just like when they're long, eventually the cable seizes up and I feel like I'm gonna pull the dash panel right off the dash itself.  Any recommendations on what to get?

Online tmsnyder

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  • Model: Eleganza II
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Re: What's The Best Choke Cable?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 07:50 AM »
worst case scenario, try McMaster Carr.   They have high quality stuff, not the cheapest, but good stuff in general.


https://www.mcmaster.com/control-cable




Offline Rickf1985

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  • Year: 1989
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  • Model: Chieftain
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  • Engine: 454
Re: What's The Best Choke Cable?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 09:16 AM »
Why not use the factory electric choke? Even all of the aftermarket carbs all have electric chokes available and that eliminates the cable hassle.

Offline BamBam

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Re: What's The Best Choke Cable?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 11:46 AM »
When I changed out the intake and carb on a /6, I used the generic choke cable from NAPA and fabbed it up. I have noticed that it does get hard to operate after a couple years. I just spray some liquid wrench or oil on the spring windings and let it seep into and onto the cable. After working the cable a couple time really loosens it up till the next couple years and I have to do it again. Good Luck

 

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