lowrider wrote in post #19470709
BTW, anyone here know what a choke is?
It's a stopper for air/fuel ratio. Common on lawnmower and other small engines when I was young.
It forced more fuel than air into the engine's intake for proper combustion.
The idea was that it could force more fuel into the engine's intake, making starting and warming up
of the engine easier. This was long before fuel injection and other methods which made starting gas
engines simpler, and was an everyday aspect of getting a gasoline engine running.
It relies on the suction of an engine's intake method to draw more fuel than air.
I maintained a choke on my 1977 MGB even after converting to an earlier Stromberg
2-carburetor system, which dated to the 1960s or before.
It was necessary even on warm days.