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Old 05-25-2011, 04:20 PM
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Where to buy rebuilt Holley 4160 Carb

I have an '88 Prostar 190. The concensus is I need a new carb. I'm afraid to rebuild it myself and would like to try to salvage the weekend. Where to order a rebuilt 4160 ASAP?
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:25 PM
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http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:36 PM
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Thanks! I just got off the phone with them. They test all their marine carbs on an actual engine before sending out the door. Of course, marine carbs are in hot demand. The earliest I could get one would be shipped Tuesday to me for next weekend. I guess this holiday weekend is out!
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:41 PM
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they saent me a bad one, its still in their shop being looked at, but i have my POS holley fishbowl on there now as a backup
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:09 PM
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I have an '88 Prostar 190. The concensus is I need a new carb. I'm afraid to rebuild it myself and would like to try to salvage the weekend. Where to order a rebuilt 4160 ASAP?
Call a speed shop.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:41 AM
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I have an '88 Prostar 190. The concensus is I need a new carb. I'm afraid to rebuild it myself and would like to try to salvage the weekend. Where to order a rebuilt 4160 ASAP?
Amazon has them I think?? Check them out!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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I bought one from national recently bolted it on didn't need any tuning just adjusted the idle and its been good.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for the info. That's what I want to hear- bolt on and go.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:18 PM
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they saent me a bad one, its still in their shop being looked at, but i have my POS holley fishbowl on there now as a backup

National Carburettors are local to me, so when I needed one I went out to them. Watched them run it on their stand, got it home all excited thinking my problems were over. Couple of months later after trying to tune it for my boat, wound up taking it back to them after trying to work with them to get it right. Received a cash refund used that and some more dollars and got a new one at Advanced/online auto cheaper than any other place I could find (by about$50). Bolted that right on and absolutely no issues. Wish I would have done that in the first place. National was good, excellent customer service but the carb I got did just not work on my 88 190 Prostar.

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:23 AM
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Buy a rebuild kit and tear into it. They are not hard to fix. Even if you buy a rebuilt one or new I would recomend buying a kit (from SKIDIM and a new base plate) and tearing it apart to see how it works. Then you will have a spare or sell it.
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