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    electric choke ---proper hot side connection

    Fellas--- what is the good way to land the hot side of choke

    so when car is on , it sees 12V

    do I need a current relay , generally ?

    do I need a current relay if I go to IGN side of ignition switch ??

    I would like to say under the hood, and not go under the dash If I can

    THANKS

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    If I remember right I think the best spot is the 12v wire on the back of the alternator.

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    No, it has to be Keyed. That means from the Ignition Switch "IGN" full 12 Volt, Terminal, Not at the Coil which will be 8-10 Volts on Cars with a Resister or resistance Wire and without a Electronic Ignition (Pertronix).

    Most of us just use the already provided by Studebaker, Overdrive Kickdown Switch RED Wire in the Harness at the rear of the left Cyl. Head on Non-Overdrive Cars.

    No "relays", "Solenoids", Breakers, Fuses etc. required.
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    the car does have Pertronix, btw

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    Do you have an alternator or generator?

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    an alternator----

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    On an alternator the 12volt wire probably goes directly to the battery which would make the choke heater on when the car is not running. If you're lucky enough to have a Stator terminal on your alternator you can connect the choke wire directly to that. The stator provides voltage when the engine turns the alternator.

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    Do not connect the hot wire from an electric choke to anything but a switched 12 volt source. Many of the later Studebakers have a red wire in the wire harness under the hood that is meant to power the overdrive circuit if the car is is so equipped which is what I use on my 62 Hawk. My Avanti carb has an electric choke which is connected to the hot side of the ignition ballast resistor. The electric choke element doesn't draw a bunch of current so a relay is not necessary. Bud

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    +1 on what Bud says. The choke heats up electrically to disengage (IE after the car is runnning).

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    When I put the 1403 carb on my '63 Lark I found that red wire on the firewall and was totally surprised when I couldn't find the little tag on it that should read "for future use on electric choke equipped carburetors"... Mind you, follow the instructions in the box regarding getting the electric choke grounded properly! Ask me how I know...

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    StudeNorm, I'm surprised that your car doesn't have the red wire marked for use with electric choke carburetors if not equipped with OD. I'm sure my 62 GT had a tag on the red wire marked for future use with electric chokes when I put the AFB on it at least 35 years ago. Bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    StudeNorm, I'm surprised that your car doesn't have the red wire marked for use with electric choke carburetors if not equipped with OD. I'm sure my 62 GT had a tag on the red wire marked for future use with electric chokes when I put the AFB on it at least 35 years ago. Bud
    Hey Bud, I found the wire, as my car was auto equipped. When I tested it with my meter and found that it would be the perfect fit to pull electric choke power from I couldn't believe my luck. That was when I started wondering about time dimensions and all that nonsense. So you see, what I didn't find was the little tag!. LOL...

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    The tag could have fallen off over the years which is why you didn't see it. Seriously, Studebaker used the same wire harness for standard, OD and 4 speed cars I believe as a cost saving measure so there are wires which may or may not be used. The reason I know about the red wire is I owned a 62 Hawk and 64 Champ with OD that used the red wire to power the OD circuit. Bud

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    The reason Norm could not find a tag on the Red wire is, that only happens on a Replacement Harness, not an Original Harness, the O.D. Kick-down Sw. wires only have a Female Bullet Terminal hanging on the end, and no markings.

    Remember that Carl and Herman Thoms at Studebakers West have been making these "Replacement Harnesses" for over 40 Years!
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    I don't remember seeing tags on any Studebaker wire harness, either new or replacement. That is why the appropriate shop manual is necessary to do any maintenance or diagnostics on Studebaker electrical systems. Bud

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