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Old 08-13-2009, 10:28 PM
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My Holley is corroding inside?

Whoa! I have a Holley street avenger carb that appears to have a finish that is flaking off inside the float bowls. Under the metering block gaskets it appears that bubbles of corrosion have formed that have to be scraped off with a putty knife. Is it the fuel that I am using that is causing this to happen? I have to remove the carb again because I have now discovered that the accelerator pump nozzle is only dripping instead of squirting. GRRRR!

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:34 PM
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I have now discovered that the accelerator pump nozzle is only dripping instead of squirting. GRRRR!
I'd be GRRRR! too!!!

If it's new, take it back. The squirters are likely plugged w/the corrosion you mentioned. And it isn't likely to stop, either. Once the plating is off of the zinc, the metal is very reactive.
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What type of fuel are you using?
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What type of fuel are you using?
I am using premium pump gas, Arco brand.
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I read a thread a few days ago, someone had the same problem. Flaking inside the carb. The poster called Holley about getting them to send him a replacement part. Believe it or not Holley said they would feel more comfortable just sending him a Brand New Carb!! I can't remember where I saw the thread and got tired of looking for it. I say give Holley a call.
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Thanks pal! I am so glad that Ifound this site!
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Whoa! I have a Holley street avenger carb that appears to have a finish that is flaking off inside the float bowls. Under the metering block gaskets it appears that bubbles of corrosion have formed that have to be scraped off with a putty knife. Is it the fuel that I am using that is causing this to happen? I have to remove the carb again because I have now discovered that the accelerator pump nozzle is only dripping instead of squirting. GRRRR!
Water in the fuel, and probably more than the 10% ethanol they're supposed to have.

I have noticed that when I get ARCO in Everett, my engine is less ping prone than when using Chevron, Union, or Shell. I don't think that's better octane or a more temp resistant formula of organics in ARCO, I think it's water or excess alcohol, so I don't use that stuff unless it's the only choice to get home in the middle of the night.

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I contacted Holley...

I contacted Holley and explained my problem to them. It seems that they received a bad batch of castings from the foundry at one time.

They emailed me a contact number so that I may talk to them Monday.

I hope they are willing to help me out on this. Many of the months I owned this carb, the car was idle in the driveway as the tires aren't worth a nickle in the snow & ice.

I will keep you fellas posted as more information is available.
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Happy ending

I spoke with "Woody" from Holley today. He asked for the series of numbers that are stamped on the choke air horn in order to identify the carb I had. After I spoke, he verified that the numbers I gave him put me smack dab in the series of the bad batch!

Nice guy, he told me to mail it back to them and he would send me a new one from a better batch!

I love it when a company stands behind their product!

Don't you!
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