Originally Posted by emperor_ming
If its got a Ford VV or motorcraft carb, why not source a weber and put that on there instead.
That orange illuminated choke lever is off a Mk 2 fiesta, should do the same job assuming its connected!
Its is a VV yes.....but I would like to get it working properly ideally and stay original.
Oh the choke is not the MK 2 one, this is definitely an early Ford conversion kit option, as it was common with a faulty auto choke to fit a manual conversion as it was easier than replacing the VV carb.
The manual choke actually opens and closes the butterflies ok, but seems to stick partially closed when engine running, resulting in idle speed of around 1800 RPM continuous......currently have to knock back the flaps after taking off the air filter....something is sticking somewhere but its been well cleaned out and lubed....had to short the fan switch to keep cooling fan on all the time until this problem can be sorted....