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    Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    I have a 1970 Cadillac Calais. I've recently had to change my stock carburetor because National Carburetor does not offer a rebuilt model for my make. I purchased a 1411 Eldelbrock for 214 from them with a life time warranty. Question is I do not know where to hook up the electric choke too. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I will also be dropping the gas tank this week to change the strainer inside of it.. Im guessing its 40 years old also.

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    The electric choke need 12volts when the key is on.. Make sure you keep your old carb.. Chances are you will be sending it out to be rebuilt..

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    I am in jax fl as well. nice to see other locals on here :O

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    What side of town are you on? any places where they meet around town ?

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    I am in mandarin by greenland rd and 9a. I will be out working on my cars engine swap tonight

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    If i ever get free time I dont mind helping because I like learning

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    already did the engine swap that night :P Now I can tinker with the stock engine in my garage whenever :O

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    Im thinking about adding an electric fuel pump to my caddy and also changing the points distributor to an hei system

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    I did the hei thing but the fuel pump on these seem to be pretty reliable

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    did you do the hei yourself ? I just changed my valve cover gaskets today. mustve been on there 20+ years

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    it came on the newer engine that I swapped in but I had to wire it up. If you have the double belt system you will have to take one belt off to run HEI

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    Well i finally got my cadillac running good and the electric choke hooked up. I wired up an additional accessory fuse panel under the hood which should also help when I can switch to hei. only 3 things left to do before I can focus on the inside of the car and paint. Remove rusted exhaust manifold bolts (one broken bolt) and replace with new ones and gaskets, order my front suspension kit from this comapny I found which has cheap prices for lifetime warranty. $369 and it includes everything except upper ball joints because they are out of stock. do an alignment then its finished essentially

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    On the subject of exhaust gaskets.. I would not use any.. But if I feel I had to use a gasket I would use a solid copper one.. MTS sells them.. If you put the part store gaskets on there they well blow out and be loud.. With no gasket they will leak a tiny bit and over time quiet up... They came stock without gaskets..

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    Re: Hey new here from Jacksonville, Florida

    Thanks for the tip. I'm thinking about buying a used hei distributor off eBay this week. Should I buy an over haul kit OT just new cap and rotor. Thanks. Do you have yahoo messenger or Facebook?

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