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Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

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  • Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

    I thought I was finally ready to put the 74 formula in the water when I noticed a slow drip from the fuel inlet (where the steel line attaches) on the carb. The engine is a 302 ford and I believe the carb is a 4160. I took the line off of the carb and then removed the fitting which screws into the bowl only to find slivers of metal! After removing the bowl, I could look inside and see that the son of a gun was stripped. I can buy a brand new bowl for $74, but someone has to make a helicoil that size, right? Anyone know where I can find one or happen to have a better idea?
    Thanks in advance for the help.


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    Re: Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

    Auto zone, etc , has kits , as you ain't the cherry to do that.

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    • #3
      Re: Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

      Sweet, I'll have to check tomorrow! Hopefully I can finally get this beast in the water now that summer has almost passed us by...

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        Re: Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

        You may want to go to a salvage yard. Ford used Holleys on some of their pickups from 85-95 at least. As far as I know, there's no helicoil that fine of thread. What I would do is not put the filter in there and find some fuel proof epoxy for the threads, not the gasket. It may not be a permanent fix, but it should get you through the season.

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        • #5
          Re: Holley 4160? stripped fuel inlet!

          But,

          If your "fix" leaks it may kill you or one of your family!


          You need to REPLACE either the carb or rebuild it using a new bowl.

          Are you going to let $74 compromise safety?

          That 4160 is a pretty good carb. I have one that came off my "old" OMC 460. It was the best part of it!


          Regards,


          Rick







          Originally posted by Scottaye View Post
          You may want to go to a salvage yard. Ford used Holleys on some of their pickups from 85-95 at least. As far as I know, there's no helicoil that fine of thread. What I would do is not put the filter in there and find some fuel proof epoxy for the threads, not the gasket. It may not be a permanent fix, but it should get you through the season.
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