Marine Carb

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by TollyWally, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. TollyWally
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    TollyWally Senior Member

    Besides the flame arrester aircleaner and the inward turning vent tubes what makes a marine carb a marine carb. I've heard dockside rumors that you could make vent tubes out of brakeline and be ok. Who has an opinion?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Yes you can bend brake lines and turn them in to a U. I assume you are talking Holley. On Q-Jets there is a little fiber plate on the rod for the acceleator pump in some models.
     
  3. TollyWally
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    TollyWally Senior Member

    Thanks Gonzo,
    I'm tired of fighting my old Holley carb and am in the market for another. The stock carb on my 454 is a 650 spreadbore single pumper with vacuum secondaries. The spreadbore is a bit of a ******* child in the Holley lineup and I would like to replace it with something more popular for future servicing.
     
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