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Old 02-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Jason.H. Jason.H. is offline
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Cheapest place to buy Holley 4160 marine carb

This may have been covered but im not having much luck finding it using the search. I have a 1990 tristar with indmar ford 351. It's time for a new carbeurator im afraid. I have been searching trying to find the best price on one. Skidim.com just seems so overpriced, but everyone swears by them. Anyone purchase one from any other reputable dealers? I see them on summit and this site, marinecarbs.com. All the different list numbers have me worried, I have no idea which one is the correct one.

On marinecarbs its the second from the bottom and its under 300 bucks.. what do you guys think? My budget is a little tight so trying to make the best of the situation. Thank you everyone.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:37 PM
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This may have been covered but im not having much luck finding it using the search. I have a 1990 tristar with indmar ford 351. It's time for a new carbeurator im afraid. I have been searching trying to find the best price on one. Skidim.com just seems so overpriced, but everyone swears by them. Anyone purchase one from any other reputable dealers? I see them on summit and this site, marinecarbs.com. All the different list numbers have me worried, I have no idea which one is the correct one.

On marinecarbs its the second from the bottom and its under 300 bucks.. what do you guys think? My budget is a little tight so trying to make the best of the situation. Thank you everyone.
Any reason why you aren't having it rebuilt? I hate to guess how many carbs I have rebuilt without any issues.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:52 PM
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I dont think the carb I have now is a 4160. Plus it is very corroded and the butterfly shafts seem worn. From reading though a lot of posts on here I came to the conclusion that I just need to upgrade to the 4160. The previous owner said he had just rebuilt it before I bought the boat two years ago. Boat has trouble starting cold or hot. Have to give it a lot of throttle. I just can't get it working right. I don't have the experience with carburetors like some of you guys have.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:07 PM
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FYI...there is a Holley 4160 for sale on SKI-IT-AGAIN under the parts-engine tab for 100 dollars.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:47 PM
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If you have a 4160 you can send it right to Holley and they will rebuild it for $ 300.00 I believe a new one cost about $ 600.00. Or you can get the rebuild kit from Holley Part number 703-29 cost is $ 36.95 from Holley. I just had one of mine rebuilt by a local mechanic.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:29 PM
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If you have a 4160 you can send it right to Holley and they will rebuild it for $ 300.00 I believe a new one cost about $ 600.00. Or you can get the rebuild kit from Holley Part number 703-29 cost is $ 36.95 from Holley. I just had one of mine rebuilt by a local mechanic.
I inquired with Holley today just for grins to see what they are charging to rebuild. The price is now $426 plus $20 for shipping. Or $516 for a new one.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:01 PM
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HI,
thanks for your e-mail
We will restore a 4 bbl 4160 for $426.00 + $20.00 S&H this service will rebuild the carb and recolor it and replace all of the linkage parts
and flow test it
and put a one year warranty on it
to get set up on this call
our Custom Shop toll free @ 866-464-6553 and get opt # 4 and ask for Ricky
Or I cal sell you a new replacement for $514.95 with free S$H
Thanks Ricky
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:02 PM
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I have a 4160 from an 89 Prostar on my "to be rebuilt" shelf. I could move it to the front of the the line and and have it ready in a week or two. If you are interested, send me a PM.

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