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Choke placement in/near dash

Posted by kevin58 
Kevin Profitt
Saginaw, MI, USA   usa

I am putting HS4 SU carburetors on my '77 and installing a new choke cable. Where is a good place to route the choke through the firewall and where is a good place to mount the pull inside the cockpit? I have read that some owners put it where the dash light dimmer knob goes but I couldn't figure out how to remove that bit.

Kevin

bernard lanigan
montgomery al, USA   usa
1976 MG MGB "The B"

On my 76 it had a plastic plug where choke went on previous models
thats where i put it ..
I think under dash to left of steering shaft would be logical
as im thinging of doing that..
Turn key with right,,,Choke with left..

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Steve T
Southwest Ontario, Canada   can

On my 79 it replaced the reostat
then the reostat was moved to a blanked out hole already in the dash
if you want a pic,,, let me know

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Carl Holm
Willmar, MN, USA   usa
1976 MG MGB

Mine is under the steering column on the right. Pull it out then start, all right hand. Left hand stays on the wheel just like when shifting.

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Dave Hartlein
Suwanee, GA, USA   usa
1980 MG MGB
1991 Volvo 240

In reply to a post by SteTem On my 79 it replaced the reostat
then the reostat was moved to a blanked out hole already in the dash
if you want a pic,,, let me know

X2 - routes easily through the firewall just beyond the rheostat mount point. Except I wired the rheostat out of existence. Here's a pic.



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Joe Reed
Cordova, Tennessee, USA   usa
1978 MG MGB "Kermit"

I did mine same as Dave....ditched the useless rheostat and put the choke it it's place...drilling one small hole near the bonnet release for the cable...

To remove the rheostat, there is a tiny pin-like release you push in on the edge of the knob near the dash. Push it in with a small nail, drill bit or something similar the the knob pulls right off. Removing the rest of the switch is simple.




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Dave Hartlein
Suwanee, GA, USA   usa
1980 MG MGB
1991 Volvo 240

Joe told me how when i did mine! Thanks again Joe.

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Kevin Profitt
Saginaw, MI, USA   usa

Cool. The rheostat... thats the dimmer for the dash lights right? ... mine is fused or corroded so that it won't turn anyway. My only concern is that it is fused in the dimmest position.

How do you "wire the rheostat out of existence"?

My other option is that the PO removed the light toggle from the steering column and placed it in a blank under the hazzard toggle. I could put the light toggle back where it belongs and put the choke in it's place. But that would require fabricating some sort of face plate and I'm not set up for metal work yet.

Thanks for the tips.
Kevin

In reply to a post by JoeReed I did mine same as Dave....ditched the useless rheostat and put the choke it it's place...drilling one small hole near the bonnet release for the cable...

To remove the rheostat, there is a tiny pin-like release you push in on the edge of the knob near the dash. Push it in with a small nail, drill bit or something similar the the knob pulls right off. Removing the rest of the switch is simple.

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Dave Hartlein
Suwanee, GA, USA   usa
1980 MG MGB
1991 Volvo 240

Just wire it all together after removing the rheostat. here you go:

http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?1,1281398,1281398#msg-1281398

Remove it and you are on full on, and still will have only a little light.... that's as good as it gets!

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Steve T
Southwest Ontario, Canada   can

Check this link ,,, they talk more about it
also has a link to a John Twist video on how to

http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?1,1281398,1281398#msg-1281398

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