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I have replaced the carb on my '67 FB with a Edelbrock performer 600. It had an old Carter on it, very similar. The wire for the electric was already there. I started looking tonight, going to re-route some wires and neaten? it up. The hot wire on the choke is going to a nut on the back side of the alternator. Does this seem right? I would like to attach it some where else going towards the fire wall, it looks sloppy where it is. Any ideas? Thanks for any help!
 

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I asked this question a few weeks ago and the response I got was to hook it up to the "I" side of the solenoid. I just bought the same carb a few weeks ago, but haven't hooked it up yet. Let me know how it goes.

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You will want it to go to a switched power source.
One that comes on with the key.

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I have an Edelbrock on my '66 and the lead does go to the alternator. I was told to put it there by our top Mustang guy in this area. Seems to work okay. Of course, my 289 is still cold natured...

I'm trying to straighten out my wiring too, not an easy task but I think it will make a big difference.

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As timbeam said, hook it up to the stator of the alternator so that if the car stalls the voltage drops and the choke won't
open up while the car is stalled if you happen to be inside the house keeping warm....I'm pretty sure this is the correct way to hook it up.

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In the Edlebrock instructions it will specifically state not to hook it up to the alternator as this is unregulated voltage and is usually above 12v, making the choke heat too fast and open too soon.

Hooking to the "I" post means you're only running about 6v to the choke ("I" post is on the other side of the resistor wire) and the choke will heat too slowly and open late.

There's one (and only one) wire in a classic Mustang that is 12v and is hot only with the key in the start and on positions (which is what you want for an electric choke). This is the [color:red]red</font color=red>/[color:green]green</font color=green> ignition wire comming from the back of the ignition switch going to the pink resistor wire. You need to hook in between the ignition wire and the resistor wire.

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