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Old 02-21-2014, 06:23 PM
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JasonH,
No matter what you do, DO NOT throw the carburetor you have away! If you choose to buy another, so be it. But, rebuild the one you have. Right now you have a carburetor you believe is not working, worse case after you rebuild it, you'll still have a non-working carburetor. I don't think that will be the case. It's not that hard to rebuild a carburetor, and you'll gain some valuable knowledge about one of the integral parts of your engine. Got to have air, specifically the proper amount of air/fuel or it won't run. The real nice part about a carburetor is there is no computer to cause issues. Computer=$. So if you think a carburetor is expensive, a computer would be more expensive (in the long run anyway).
This site is filled with a lot of really good threads about 4160 carburetor rebuilds (if you don't have a 4160, the principles of any carburetor will be fairly similar. Remove your carburetor, find the part number, and Google it; there will be tons of "hits."
Here's a fairly good/simple YouTube video (first of three in a series) on rebuilding the Holley 4150 which is very similar to our 4160's. http://youtu.be/HtsfgxnyN6o
Mikes Carburetor is a nice little site (http://www.carburetor-parts.com) that I have used before for classic carburetor restoration parts. Carburetor Doctor (http://www.carbkitsource.com) is another source for both kits and manuals.

Since you said things were corroded you may need to do some "cleaning." I'd highly recommend an ultrasonic cleaner. Harbor Frieght or Northern Tools sells then for under $100 (you'll have one and you can use to clean your wife/girlfriend(s) jewelry...). If you truly have corrosion, you might want to soda blast it. Here's a YouTube link to building your own soda blaster (http://youtu.be/YI_Bnl6l-OY) the video is jittery but it shows how to build one and has some links that will lead you to hundreds of other DIY vids on building a soda blaster.

Sorry to run on, but you can do it. All you need is a little patience and a little time.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:09 PM
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:48 PM
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If you decide to rebuild...

If you decide to rebuild, my thread from last year might help. However, if your throttle plate is badly worn/leaking all of the rebuilds in the world won't help it.

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Old 02-25-2014, 09:58 PM
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Hey Jason. I found a Marine 4150 Holly, Brand new at Quick Fuel Technology. the Carbs are coated
with a High Performance Coating that looks fantastic. 270-793-0900. Good Luck.. Dave
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:33 PM
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Hey Jason. I found a Marine 4150 Holly, Brand new at Quick Fuel Technology. the Carbs are coated
with a High Performance Coating that looks fantastic. 270-793-0900. Good Luck.. Dave
Just a mention; the 4150 is not the preferred or recommended carb for the 351W for optimal performance.

Very thoughtful of you to post.

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:52 PM
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Just a mention; the 4150 is not the preferred or recommended carb for the 351W for optimal performance.

Very thoughtful of you to post.

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Old 02-27-2014, 12:28 PM
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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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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.
Not to dispute your word as to what they told you.....

I talked to them yesterday... $249 + $20 to ship back or $299 (includes a new coating) + $20 to ship back. 4-6 week wait for a one-man show there that does it when he's not busy with something else.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:01 PM
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Below is his e-mail......

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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