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Runnit
06-01-2013, 01:00 PM
My rebuilt carb (done myself could be the issue)is still giving me issues so I think I am just going to order a brand new carb from Skidim. My question is what is anyone's experience bolting on a brand new carb? Did it need much adjusting, idle, jets anything? Thanks in advance. I just want a new one and start fresh. I have a 83 SS with 351. I am going to do the fuel pump and lines just too.

nkorep2
06-01-2013, 01:15 PM
A friend of mine got a new one, he put it on, fired it up and turn the idle screw a little. I'm not sure where he bought it.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-01-2013, 03:42 PM
A friend of mine got a new one, he put it on, fired it up and turn the idle screw a little. I'm not sure where he bought it.

This is the how it goes when you get a 4160 calibrated for a ski boat. If you order a universal carb you have to do some tuning. Calibration will take care of proper jets, power valve, accelerator pump and stroke and correct secondary spring. Sometimes they don't even need idle speed adjustment.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-01-2013, 06:21 PM
Don't buy your 4160 Carburetor from skidim at an inflated price of $586 go to jegs and pay $509 plus shipping and it's already calibrated for the ford 351w. or even amazon has it @$524 with free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000M2AZIS/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1370125432&sr=8-1&keywords=0-80319-1&condition=new
http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/0-80319-1/10002/-1

thatsmrmastercraft
06-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Good call. I forgot how expensive SKIDIM is on carbs.

tph
06-01-2013, 07:01 PM
Or this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holley-Model-4160-Marine-Carburetor-0-80492-/111078323896?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19dcc8b6b8&vxp=mtr

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Or this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holley-Model-4160-Marine-Carburetor-0-80492-/111078323896?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19dcc8b6b8&vxp=mtr

That one is calibrated for v-6 chevy and is 459 @ summitracing(your ebay link), jegs 429 plus ship & amazon 443 w free ship.

ricford
06-01-2013, 07:53 PM
That one is calibrated for v-6 chevy and is 459 @ summitracing(your ebay link), jegs 429 plus ship & amazon 443 w free ship.

When it comes to carbs j.mc is your man.

tph
06-01-2013, 08:02 PM
That one is calibrated for v-6 chevy and is 459 @ summitracing(your ebay link), jegs 429 plus ship & amazon 443 w free ship.

Ooops. My bad!

CantRepeat
06-02-2013, 06:39 AM
On my 92 all I did was the set the air mixture screws with a vacuum gauge and set the idle. The choke was good out of the box. I did a couple of wide open plug checks and they look good so I didn't mess with rejetting it.

chriscraftmatt1976
06-04-2013, 07:59 AM
When it comes to carbs j.mc is your man.

I'm seeing that! Nice! He doesn't always use carbs, but when he does, he prefers a Holley....

Runnit
06-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Thanks for everyones input, I did end up ordering mine from Skidim but I got the package that comes with a new fuel pump, spark arrestor, carb, gaskets, fuel lines etc. My dealer was going to charge $239 for just the fuel pump and $724 for the carb so $670 from Skidim for everything seemed very reasonable. Plus I like getting good tech support when I need it.
Now can't wait for it to arrive. Just put on a new fuel filter last night so my fuel system should be ready to go after all this.

east tx skier
06-04-2013, 10:01 AM
A friend of mine got a new one, he put it on, fired it up and turn the idle screw a little. I'm not sure where he bought it.

I bought mine from skidim and this was literally all I did once it was installed. Idle was slightly low. Adjusted it, and good to go. If you do that and it's not perfect, you can adjust the mixture screws. I never had the need to do this though.

Cloaked
06-04-2013, 04:27 PM
$670 from Skidim for everything seemed very reasonable. Plus I like getting good tech support when I need it.Another unbiased testimony as to why I exclusively endorse Discount Inboard Marine....

The new setup will give you a new interest in your machine.... congrats and good call on the replacement parts...

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CantRepeat
06-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Just because a carb seems good out of the box doesn't mean it is set up for best performance. I also don't understand why some people are so against adjusting idle mixture on these carbs. It's simple to do and a vacuum gauge is very cheap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPGLUsW5ZeE

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/howto/45638/

Why spend so much money on a new carb and not set it up correctly? The idea that for 20 minutes of your time you could have a better running engine and get better mileage seems like a no brainer. Again, it's one of those things that you could think is right but isn't. The ear-dyno and butt-dyno are the worst things to tune with when you have an easy to follow method to it the right way. Why settle?

thatsmrmastercraft
06-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Another note is if the carb is set just a little rich, it will run OK for a while but will eventually start to foul the spark plugs, especially if you idle a fair amount. Adjusting idle mixture screws is simple. And if things start not working well, you can always set them at 1 1/2 turns out and start over again.