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1973 Firebird Intake Choke Stove Plate


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#1 CBJoe

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm going insane trying to find info about the choke stove plate on my intake manifold for my hot air choke.

 

It looks like the attached picture.  Does anyone know where i can get replacement inner and outer tubes for this plate?  or will I need to have them made.

 

the inner tube has damage and needs repaced.

 

 

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I should clarify...by inner tube I'm speaking of the exchanger tube that sits inside the intake.

 

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm not having any luck either..  perhaps pull yours and post a pic of it



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Posted 2 weeks ago

Here is a pic I pulled off the Internets.  I have to be honest...In my research i'm seriously now considering just doing an electric choke conversion on the quadrajet and plugging the original plate as a block off.

 

Anybody have reason I shouldnt do an electric choke conversion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 2 weeks ago

heres my broken piece....at the moment my thought is to simply cap off the plate and do the electric conversion.  I'm usually super special about google searching and I simply cannot find this piece.  I'm wondering if the '73 firebirds just were a weird year for chokes.....

 

 

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Posted 2 weeks ago

"...my thought is to simply cap off the plate and do the electric conversion..."

 

^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^



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Posted 2 weeks ago

"...my thought is to simply cap off the plate and do the electric conversion..."

 

^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^

hahaha!  I feel like that is why I cannot find any of these out there.  Tomorrow i'm planning to grind out the old tubes and block off the holes and wiring open the choke plates for the summer.  I'll get an electric choke on order for the coming colder fall......



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Posted 2 weeks ago

It's not your Google skills, you simply can't get them.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I could make those if I had a sample to use for patterns. Wonder if there's enough demand (although small) to add it to the Lab-14 products I make.


Edited by NOT A TA, 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Did a little checking around. I think if you look in Inline Tube's catalog at 73 GTO parts you'll find the choke tubes. There's different part #'s for different size engines.


Edited by NOT A TA, 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks all...making me feel a bit better.  However, I think I'm just going to block off the old choke tube holes in the plate and covert to an electronic choke.  I may try and order those tubes from inline tube to toss in the cabinet just in case.


Edited by CBJoe, 2 weeks ago.





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