Choke thermostat connector

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  1. parts4me

    parts4me In Maximum Overdrive

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    Does anyone know where I can get the connector that goes to an original 2bl choke thermostat? It's the weird looking clip that goes on the passenger side of the carb, single wire. I can't find one anywhere.
     
  2. Jimbob

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    Aren't those things basically just spade connectors? Could swear mine is just something similar to a female crimp type spade connector
     
  3. 5.0 Chero

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    Kinda-sorta it actually clips to the choke housing

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  4. parts4me

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    I could make a spade work if I can’t find the correct one.
     
  5. aquartlow

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    An insulated female 1/4" spade(read speaker terminal) connector should work fine, I use one for my Holley carb, just make sure it is a quality piece since the cheaper connectors will easily slide off. Here is the differences I speak of, I realize two different sizes, but look at how they are formed differently. The BLUE 12-16 gauge connector has the better "roll formed" tension clips, whereas the RED 18-22 gauge connector has it's clips basically bent over at 90 degrees, with very little holding ability, not good for holding power when subjected to under hood vibrations. There are other female spade connector variations that will work and possibly better than these, but usually come uninsulated which can be solved with a piece of marine heat shrink to protect the bare metal end. Hope this helps and sorry for the extra large images.


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  6. handy_andy_cv64

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    All you need to do is carefully close the female spade down enough to have good drag when you install it.
     
  7. Jimbob

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    Mine has definately been swapped out at some point then.
     
  8. Jimbob

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    I just squash them a bit with a wide set of pliers to get a snug fit.
     
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  9. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Yeah, exactly what I'm talking about. It's like Brylcreem, though--"A little dab'll do you."
     

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