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    72 tr6 choke cable

    This sounds too simple of a problem.....when I pull out the choke button...... it just slides closed the moment I release it. I've tried de-greasing the stem but it does not help. As I am new to the car, what is supposed to keep the choke open....it obviously has a spring return...thanks for sharing thoughts'....Ed

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    Re: 72 tr6 choke cable

    Ed - I'm pretty sure you turn the knob 90 degrees to "lock" the cable into one of several positions.

    If the lock is worn out, you may want to get a new knob/cable - or just do what many folks do: put a wooden clothespin on the cable, between knob and instrument panel. That'll keep the knob and cable out, until you remove the clothespin.

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    Re: 72 tr6 choke cable

    That’s right, Nutmeg has it right. You pull out the choke and rotate the knob. Rotating the knob locks the cable in place.
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    Re: 72 tr6 choke cable

    I'm not certain about original TR6 choke cables (and edkap2002 didn't mention original); but on original TR3 cables, there is a brass half-moon shaped piece that wears out. With persistence, you can cut a new piece and replace it.

    But the lock being too weak was apparently a problem even on new cars. John Macartney (who worked as a salesman at Standard-Triumph for many years) used to pass out "Genuine Triumph choke retainers" (which were just spring clothespin with a bit of string) with his book "In the Shadow of my Father"


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    Re: 72 tr6 choke cable

    Thanks for responding....I getting ready to order the new knob/cable today...Ed

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