[xj] S2 XJ6 Manual Choke

Hi Guys, I’m fitting a manual choke to my series 2 XJ6 and would
like to ask anyone who has one fitted this question - Where do you
have the choke knob inside the car? I had tried it on the left (uk
centre consol side) but too many bends are making it hard to
operate. The obvious place is right hand side below ignition but I
have an alarm led there. I’m thinking i’ll need to move this to
accomodate choke knob.
Any thoughts?–
David, owns an XJ6 S2 1976. & An S1 1973
Ayr, United Kingdom
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David,

Why not use the injector-in-the-carb-base trick that one of your countrymen
invented? It’s a great idea and can even be automatic. I’d do it for our
Sprite, if I had time.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

bigdavy wrote:

Hi Guys, I’m fitting a manual choke to my series 2 XJ6 and would
like to ask anyone who has one fitted this question - Where do you
have the choke knob inside the car? I had tried it on the left (uk
centre consol side) but too many bends are making it hard to
operate. The obvious place is right hand side below ignition but I
have an alarm led there. I’m thinking i’ll need to move this to
accomodate choke knob.
Any thoughts?

David, owns an XJ6 S2 1976. & An S1 1973
Ayr, United Kingdom

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In reply to a message from bigdavy sent Tue 15 Jan 2008:

David

There’s several places.

I originally routed it in place of the cigar lighter. This had the
advantage of being reversible, if I managed to find a replacement
AED and unobtrusive and also easy to find a way through the
firewall. The downside was that the cable run was a bit convoluted
and the knob was quite stiff.

Subsequently I tried putting it at the base of the under scuttle
panel. There’s a hole there in the backing sheet metal and the
cable came throgh the same grommet that the bonnet release cables
use (fiddly but do-able.) There’s a slight risk that if you get
out of the car with choke applied, you catch your knee on the knob
and bend it.

Finally, I have seen it placed higher up on the dash although this
not to my personal taste.

There’s a picture of the underbonnet installation here:
http://www.almclwebpages.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/5.html--
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like to ask anyone who has one fitted this question - Where do you
have the choke knob inside the car? I had tried it on the left (uk


al mclean '93 XJS 4.0 - '84 4.2 Daimler - '84 DD6
Telford, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from almcl sent Tue 15 Jan 2008:

Thanks for the replies. The lower dash near bonnet catch seems the
obvious so i’ll move my alarm led and try it there. I did manage to
get it through the grommet with the bonnet cables - awkward it was,
but worth it - it looks very tidy under bonnet.–
David, owns an XJ6 S2 1976. & An S1 1973
Ayr, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from bigdavy sent Tue 15 Jan 2008:

The serII XJ12 (pre efi) has the manual choke lever mounted just
behind the bonnet release lever on the side between the scuttle and
the door ‘‘A’’ post. You reach around it to release the bonnet. The
cables (2 on the V12) share the grommet with the bonnet release
cables. I haven’t had the pleasure of a ser2 XJ6 but have always
thought that the easiest manual choke for one would be to use the
lever from the V12.–
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Thanks for the replies. The lower dash near bonnet catch seems the
obvious so i’ll move my alarm led and try it there. I did manage to
get it through the grommet with the bonnet cables - awkward it was,
but worth it - it looks very tidy under bonnet.


John Testrake 74XJ12L rhd, 86 XJ6
St.Louis, United States
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In reply to a message from John Testrake sent Tue 15 Jan 2008:

I’ve actually gotten one of the setups that John describes in one
of my parts cars (74XJ12), if you’d like some photos of that, just
send me an email…

David Boger
www.everydayxj.com–
The original message included these comments:

The serII XJ12 (pre efi) has the manual choke lever mounted just
behind the bonnet release lever on the side between the scuttle and
the door ‘‘A’’ post. You reach around it to release the bonnet. The
cables (2 on the V12) share the grommet with the bonnet release
cables. I haven’t had the pleasure of a ser2 XJ6 but have always
thought that the easiest manual choke for one would be to use the
lever from the V12.


69 XJ6, 75 XJ12, 84 XJ6, Bunches of parts cars
Rockwell, NC, United States
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