Originally Posted by carsavvycook
If you have a air compressor and blow nozzle, and a way to clean the carb up, it can be done in a few hours. Carb spray may just work fine for you to clean it, but you will still need some compressed air.
Personally, I would get a Holley brand made kit, with new floats.
I have already begun tearing it down. I removed the carb, removed the float bowls and started on removing the gaskets (they are oooooooolllllllddddddd). I stopped for today so i can go to town, clean up and start fresh tomorrow after doing as much research as possible tonight on how to rebuild this.
1) There is a nickel colored plate of metal that was inside one of the float bowls. It has a very odd fastener head (in-law called it a "figure 8" fastener). What is this called? And what is behind it? Anything that i shouldn't be messing with?
2) Anyone see a good link/writeup on rebuilding these? I see borders has a Holley Model XXXX rebuild manual, but id rather not make the 40 minute drive tonight to get that. Or any tips for me? Anything helps when its your first time