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carb help needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2xcrash, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. 2xcrash
    Joined: Mar 25, 2004
    Posts: 362


    I've got an amc 360 with a holley 4blr carb. If I prime it with a little fuel it'll start and continue to run.I'll shut it down and try to restart it and It won't fire up. It's getting fuel to the carb the fuel pump. The motor wasn't started for a few months I sprayed the carb down with cleaner and am running fresh fuel. Any Ideas what I should do next? Any good websites to help ID the carb? Thanks...
  2. jm36072
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 11


    sound like yoe need to get a rebuild kit! its probably got dirt in it or it can not pump fuel if the internal rubber parts are cracked leting presure bleed back.
  3. kelgar50
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 180

    from socal

    Simple fix......1st.get your wrench out and start by removing the 4 nuts holding that Holley onto the intake.2. lift the holley off the base very easily wouldn't want to hurt anything. 3. chuck the holley 4bbl in the trash can. 4. buy a carter afb pretty cheap used rebuild it or buy a edlebrock carb 5.put on new gasket and install new carb 6. dial the idle mixture screws shut the hood and drive it.
    Just my .02 but I have never liked the holley 4bbl carbs.
  4. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Sounds like a rebuild time !
    If you really don't want it to be original , then buy a Carter , Edelbrock or Grant ! Holley's are a pain in the ass piece of shit that always need tinkering with . Just my 2 cents !

  5. greasy50chevy
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 547


    sorry to say but i believe that it needs a rebuild
  6. 2xcrash
    Joined: Mar 25, 2004
    Posts: 362


    So if I go rebuild what is the better carb. The motor is in my boat. 79 demarco. not a race boat. Go with a 600?
  7. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    rebuild it and keep it. I love my holley and it never asks anything of me.
  8. fasttimes
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 181

    from NC

    Just rebuild the holley, its a good carb. The other problem you are going to run into for California is then you will have to buy a marine rated carter or edelbrock carb. It sounds like you need to check the Accelerator pump and make sure you are not missing the cam on the on the the main throttle bracket.

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