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Old 05-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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Bad batch of Holley carbs

I have a Holley Street Avenger 770 carb that has been giving me problems as of late. Flaking inside the fuel bowls, metering block cracking, and the carb has become extremely brittle. Last week I called Holley tech support and was informed that there are some carbs that are from a bad batch, too much lead in the casting. I was told to get the four digit date code (which on my carb is listed on the choke tower) and call back. I did that today and was told that my carb in covered in the series of bad castings. They told me to send mine back to them and the will send me a new one. SWEET.

Some of you may already know about the bad batch, but for the new guys this may be helpful.

to Holley so far for this.

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WOW. Good to know they're willing to man-up and fix it. I wonder what's going to happen to the people who aren't figuring the problem out like you did?

Metal die-casting was never very expensive, but most go to China now where it's even cheaper so they can keep more in their pocket. Out-sourcing tasks like that is a good way to put an important thing into the hands of someone who only wants to fill shipping containers and get 'em on the boat. Hope that's not what Holley is doing.
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I have a Holley 670 Street Avenger carb on my 34. So far it has been fine with no flaking and runs perfectly. Mine is about eight years old. Thanks for the heads up.

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Holley is aware of it and they did rectified the problem. The newer Holley should not have the problem. They will ask for the date code.
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Just a follow up. Holley received my old carb on Friday (5-31), by Wednesday (6-5) I had a brand new carb sitting on my porch. Wonderful job by Holley, thank you.
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