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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Frozen choke lever 80 Euro SS2

All, as some may be aware, I bought an 80 SS2 that was originally from Europe which I plan to use as a parts car (probably). Right now, I'd like to be able to get it in and out of my shop. It's been hard to start until i pushed the little leaver on the passenger side of the carb unit to the up position. I assume that this opens the flap and choke. On my 79 SS2, this lever moves freely. On the 80 Euro car, its super stiff. I assume from sitting.

Any idea on the best method to free it up? When I raised it, i was able to start the car, but as it frozen; it will run like crap when warmed up.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 04:16 AM
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Hi Alibassi,


Take off the top air induction elbow to the carb and expose the choke flap.


See if that flap moves freely as I have seen when people have messed with the choke stove pipe the little brass air receptor pipe that should point forwards has been inadvertantly turned inside.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Steve, thank you. I'll check it out.
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Hi Alibbasi,


I have looked at your later car and it appears the choke stove pipe pick up is actually in a different place from the earlier cars.


I would still remove the top induction pipe though and the little nut on the side of the linkage attached at the top where the flap is. The plate has two flats so cannot be put back wrong. With the linkage disconnected you can try moving the choke flap and see if it is free. This should identify if the resistance is along the shaft to the choke coil spring mechanism or the linkage down to the carb.


Pictures show my spare carbs I was rebuilding and the little copper/brass pipe close to the flap which I have seen several times drop down as in first picture and prevent the flap working correctly on earlier cars. However as I said yours will be in a different place so this will not be your problem as I initially suggested to look for.


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Steve, thanks. I'll be there tomorrow and will get to tinkering. Those are seriously pretty carbs.
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