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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 07:54 PM
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Cleaning a Holley

Ok so i really appreciate all of the responses from you guys on the gas problem anyone have any clue how i might get sludge and junk out of my Carb. Do i use carb cleaner or what, and is that stuff safe to spray directly in the carb..

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Re: Cleaning a Holley

When I rebuilt my motorcraft on my 304 after it had been sitting for several years. I used full cans of carb cleaner. I pulled the carb off, and before total dissembly I took off the top and sprayed carb cleaner in the bowl. then as I took it apart I sprayed each part, and then sprayed it down again before I put it back together

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Re: Cleaning a Holley

good spray carb cleaner is fine. for that holley, get a new bowl gasket and an inlet screen(most people do not realize that they have one). remove the bowl, spray the hell out of it and the metering block, and reassemble. holleys do not (BIG DO NOT) like dirt of any kind(really messes up the idle circuit and the power valve). you will also want to reset the float when you are done.

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Re: Cleaning a Holley

The best carb cleaner (for a rebuild) is a can (one or five gallon) of stuff that you actually soak the parts in. Dissasemble the carb before you do this!!! This cleaner is some nasty stuff and will eat rubber seals and all types of gaskets, but it gets carb parts CLEAN. You should be able to get this at any auto parts store in many different brands. The brand doesent seem to matter much...just stay away from the biodegradeable stuff. It doesent work as well.

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