View Poll Results: Do you drive a car with a choke or carberetor?

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  • Webers all the way!

    8 30.77%
  • Choke

    4 15.38%
  • Fuel Injection

    10 38.46%
  • No, I don't have a car!

    3 11.54%
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Thread: Do You Still Drive a Car with Carbs or a Choke?

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    Do You Still Drive a Car with Carbs or a Choke?

    Just curious, does anyone on the forum drive cars with a choke or carberetor frequently, maybe as a track car or even better, a daily driver?

    I sorta do. My dad's Accord has carbs. I pine for the simpler era all the time.
    Last edited by NSXType-R; 01-03-2010 at 08:31 PM.

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    our caprice had a carb!
    Gone:
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    Current:
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    I wouldn't call it a daily driver, but my car which I drive fairly frequently has a carb.
    Miscommunication seems to be a direct result of misplaced, text based sarcasm.

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    I used to have one. Great stuff. Reminds one of times gone by.. Just i leaned my knee to the choke sometimes...

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    I have glow plugs...
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    Until it was in an accident I was using my 1961 Porsche 356B as a daily driver. Zenith carb, no choke.
    "The Metric System is the tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 Rods to the Hogshead and that's the ways I likes it!" -Grandpa Simpson

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
    Until it was in an accident I was using my 1961 Porsche 356B as a daily driver. Zenith carb, no choke.
    I hope you managed to restore it.
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    Just realized something- if it has a choke, that would mean it would automatically have carbs right...?

    So I phrased it slightly wrong.

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    Aside from the CSL (injected), all but one of my cars are (multi) carburetted.
    There's a UniSyn in my toolbox, but once synched, Webers stay in tune.

    Three cars have chokes.
    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    I hope you managed to restore it.
    She's in the restoration shop as we speak.
    "The Metric System is the tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 Rods to the Hogshead and that's the ways I likes it!" -Grandpa Simpson

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    WEll uhm.

    Originally it had a carburator, then the previous owners swapped in a fuel injection system.

    I myself tore the whole thing of and have bought some ITB (individual throttle bodies) to install later.

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    My auto-X MG midget has MGB carbs on it. I haven't driven that in a few years though. I do drive other cars/race cars with carbs quite often. Actually, I installed a pair of webers on a spitfire today.
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    no, funnily enough.. all my cars run EFI (converted to it, in one case). my project mini's have carbs but i don't drive them yet
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    yep, I want "wtf" when I read the poll, but you picked it up in the thread.

    Carbs have to have chokes for cold start control .... some have automatic chokes -- which in very cold/damp/icy countries tend to suck and stick OFF. Not great in the morning ... ah many a time spent bashing the Avenger carb on a winter's morn to free the mech up

    However, I do also have to pick you up on there are other excellent carbs than Webers ... though (imho) not as sexy looking our sounding.

    So, 2 X twin-downdraught Webber 45s on the Matra.
    Single twin downdraught 45 on the Quantum.
    Oddly a Dell'Orto on the other - someone clearly took a weber 35 off and mangled this thing on
    Twin SUs on the A40 Farina.

    j, on the Midget which "MGB carb" as they had SUs or Dell'Ortos dependant on age
    And modded on's usually put on Webers We had notorious problems with the Ds on the MGB as setup was VERY tempreamental to the car being level and we never managed to track it down. Instead fitted a tapered gasket to get them off "level"

    Nothing beats the sound of two ( or THREE ) twin barrel Webers on full throttle with trumpets -- preferably nice and SHORT yummy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    yep, I want "wtf" when I read the poll, but you picked it up in the thread.

    Carbs have to have chokes for cold start control .... some have automatic chokes -- which in very cold/damp/icy countries tend to suck and stick OFF. Not great in the morning ... ah many a time spent bashing the Avenger carb on a winter's morn to free the mech up

    However, I do also have to pick you up on there are other excellent carbs than Webers ... though (imho) not as sexy looking our sounding.

    So, 2 X twin-downdraught Webber 45s on the Matra.
    Single twin downdraught 45 on the Quantum.
    Oddly a Dell'Orto on the other - someone clearly took a weber 35 off and mangled this thing on
    Twin SUs on the A40 Farina.

    j, on the Midget which "MGB carb" as they had SUs or Dell'Ortos dependant on age
    And modded on's usually put on Webers We had notorious problems with the Ds on the MGB as setup was VERY tempreamental to the car being level and we never managed to track it down. Instead fitted a tapered gasket to get them off "level"

    Nothing beats the sound of two ( or THREE ) twin barrel Webers on full throttle with trumpets -- preferably nice and SHORT yummy
    Yeah, you're right, the Accord has an auto carb thingy. Starts very well in the cold actually, it started on the 2nd try.

    I'm not old enough to hear Webers frequently though, or close enough to a track to see old cars often enough. Shame.

    Do they have fuel injection to carburetor conversions? I mean, there's nothing more simple (relatively speaking) than a car with carbs. You really can work on them with a hammer.

    Even "dumb" style cars like the Corvette or the Mustang have fuel injection, ABS, all the modern amenities now, I don't think you can work on a ZR1 in your garage the same way you definitely could and would with a 60's muscle car unless you were doing some simple stuff.

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