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Old 08-24-2009, 11:22 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Boat: 1974 Stars & Stripes
Location: Southeast (orig. Midwest)
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1974 MC Needs a New Carb

I have a 1974 (yes, that's not a typo) MC.

I can start it by dribbling some fuel in the carb. I can keep it running at about 3,000rpm, but below that, it dies. I have not used it for 3 years. I have started it in the driveway, but have not made it to the lake.

With the help of a friend, we have determined that it needs a carb replacement or re-build.

The carb on it now is an automotive Holley 4bbl (no j-tubes).

Even if the carb isn't the whole problem, I know I should put a marine carb on it.

I saw a previous post where TMCNo1 recommended some sources for Holley carbs. I have seen those site also.

My question is: Do I just buy a Holley 4160 (, Holley #80319
600 CFM, Electric Choke), or, are there some variations that I need to know about?

The picture on the National Carburetors website looks very much like my carb. I have attached a photo.

Thanks for any help.
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