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Is my holley carb ok? Accident gouge

Hey guys I just need an opinion the picture is below. I am swapping out my holley carb towers to have a electric choke with out the external vacuum and I just got a new 80457 holey and the metering plate in the rear was practically glued to the main body and I took out the screws and pulled and pulled on the gasket and could not get it to come off so anyways very carefully using a small screwdriver I tried to lift up on the gasket and try to pry it away without damaging my tower well sorry to say I was unsuccessful and you can see in the picture it made a mark. Will it hurt anything or is it junk? Its coming from the air bleed hole. The mark actually goes down as I had to take the picture with cell phone and it was done sideways.
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Hey guys I just need an opinion the picture is below. I am swapping out my holley carb towers to have a electric choke with out the external vacuum and I just got a new 80457 holey and the metering plate in the rear was practically glued to the main body and I took out the screws and pulled and pulled on the gasket and could not get it to come off so anyways very carefully using a small screwdriver I tried to lift up on the gasket and try to pry it away without damaging my tower well sorry to say I was unsuccessful and you can see in the picture it made a mark. Will it hurt anything or is it junk? Its coming from the air bleed hole. The mark actually goes down as I had to take the picture with cell phone and it was done sideways.
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I really can't say how deep that is but if you knock off any high spots with a very fine file you should be ok.
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Hello thanks for the tip. Its not really that deep but it will catch our finger nail if you slide across it. I am afraid to take a file to it but I have read some people do that to straighten out a slightly warped main body. Problem is I don't want to make it any more worse then it is. Putting a gasket over it and with everything compressed it should be ok since its not going towards a booster and such its towards the top air bleed hole.
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If it's not wraped no need to draw file it like you would to take out the wrap. All you want to do is knock off any metal (if any) that got pushed up. You won't hurt it by taking away metal that is where it shouldn't be. If there is any metal pushed up leaving it there would be worse than that gouge. We're talking about making less than 1 file stroke in most cases.
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yeah it should not be warped its brand new but the stuff you get nowadays I will take bastard file to it once and be done with it.
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looks like a high quality gasket will do the trick. file if necessary
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If you want, you can easily remove the raised metal, the gasket will seal the gouge just fine. Ideally, the end will have a slight radius to it so you're not filing across the entire width of the metering block area. The type of file you would use is a riffler, not a mill bastard.

Something like shown below left (these are older than I am):

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Hello I don't have a rifer file but I do have some really small tiny hand held size files would that work? There about the size of a couple of pencils together. Thanks guys Eric
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yes. You could even dupicate a filers file by wrapping a piece of abrasive colth around a spoon or something simular. Really it does look like it's going to take much. By the way, if you can lay a recission straight edge across it and it lies flat you're good to go as is.
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Hello before I posted here I took a piece of emery cloth and ran across that spot just a couple of swipes and if you rub your finger straight up and down with the gouge its smooth and does not feel to be bumping up. I don't have a straight edge but I too a square to it and it lays flat across it with the outer area just fine so I should be good. Thanks guys for the tips appreciate it.

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You won't have a problem with that tiny nic, remember to NOT over tighten the bolts.
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