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Leaky Holley

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Confedneck, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    so the POS holley carb on my 86 k10 is leaking from the passenger side, i think where it bolts together...but not sure...is it hard to pull a shitty holley apart and put new gaskets in it? i would really rather just junk it and go q-jet...have a couple qjets coming to me on monday...if ones good ill use that instead...but if i have to do gaskets..anyone?
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    The gasket between the body and base plate isn't bad. Clean it good and look at it again, if it's leaking where the throttle shaft stick out then it will bushings - that's when the suck-factor goes way up.
     
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    on second inspection, it looks like its coming out of where a screw goes into the passenger side of the carb...i think its the other end of the throttle shaft... so i think ill deal with the leak with some rtv...for now
     
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    Gasoline turns RTV into a slimy mess. So that option might not be the best idea. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    well then a silicone sealer that resists gas and oil...they have it at the hardware store right up the street...
     
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    why does everyone hate Holleys? Once i got mine tuned whith my dad it runs better than half the edlebrocks i see. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    why does everyone hate Holleys? Once i got mine tuned whith my dad it runs better than half the edlebrocks i see. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I love mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    about the ont problem i have seen is on steep hillclimbs they flood out. But i came up whith cool cheat to fix that, mount it 90* off centre and no more steep hillclimb problems /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    well...mine idles really well off camber seeing as how they picked my truck up with the slide bed and were dragging the front tires up the bed and the rear end was still hanging off the back...she kept idle pretty well..but lately ive had all sorts of idle problems with it..and i want a q-jet anyways...
     

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