Holley Carb. Question - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2006, 03:10 PM
crusherdbuzz's Avatar
71 Chevrolet Nova
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Norco, CA
Posts: 73
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Holley Carb. Question

I just got done rebuilding a holley 4160 600cfm vac. secondary carb. I havn't gotten it on the car yet, but before I was going to I noticed something weird. There is only a vacuum line for the dist. advance. I cannot find any other fittings for things such as pcv or power brake booster. I am not a huge expert in carbs, but I cannot find the vacuum ports anywhere on the baseplate and/or entire carb. The only one is on the primary metering block which is for the dist. adv. Is it possible the carb is so hold that it does not have these built in? I purchased it from someone in the local greensheet for 15 bucks. The list number stamped on the mainbody of the carb is 1850-1 1717. It was rebuilt with a holley rebuild kit etc. Am I looking in the wrong spots or does it not have these built it when it was made. If it was not built it when the carb was made the only other thing I can figure out is to take off the intake and drill/tap a line for my pcv / brake booster. This was my first carb rebuild, I hope it runs well when it's put in the car.

THanks in Advance,

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2006, 03:21 PM
xntrik's Avatar
Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy.
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,131
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
The 1850 is an inexpensive yet effective carb.

Most intake manifolds have provisions for vacuum accessories. What kind of intake do you have?

If you chose not to drill it, you might find a carb spacer plate that has provisions for vacuum lines. Check Jegs, Summit, or others.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2006, 03:25 PM
crusherdbuzz's Avatar
71 Chevrolet Nova
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Norco, CA
Posts: 73
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Engine is a sbc. Intake manifold is a holley street dominator.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
That lousy Holley carb cool rockin daddy Engine 30 02-29-2008 02:01 PM
Carb Spacer Question leejoy Engine 1 06-16-2006 01:34 PM
Question for BG Tech or other carb tuner airman_turtle Engine 18 06-28-2005 02:25 PM
Holley Carb Question GoneNova/406 Engine 4 06-08-2005 06:09 PM
Holley Carb Tuning Coleman396 Engine 4 07-19-2003 10:03 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.