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    So I was helping a friend on his motor, he knows nothing, always had a mechanic do it, its 289 in a 65 mustang, runs...barely. He tells me carb was rebuilt...etc. I look at the carb...
    Appears to be a double pumper, two metering blocks, (my first look) then I see the vacuum pump on the secondaries, then notice no accelerator pump, I thought...what did they do on the rebuild...??? (street avenger 670) Never seen one. My old tricks of determining carbs is out the window, (metering blocks) now takes a double look, BTW i hate this carb!
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    the other side...lol
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    I don't get it...
    Are you saying that two metering blocks was your way of knowing it was a double pumper?
    Metering blocks hav nothing to do with it being a DP.
    It's a typical vac. secondary Holley, nothing any different than the last 30+years.
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    yes, if u take a dual feed into the equation, (didnt mention that part) there were many dual feeds that were not double pumpers, due to no metering block.

    we rebuilt and not buy new, havent seen a new holley in years....lol

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    not that the black box wasnt a give away. Just thought it was useful/funny/lesson learned thread. take a look under a hood, peak under the air cleaner, at first life was good, then look at the other side, shit just got real...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    not that the black box wasnt a give away. Just thought it was useful/funny/lesson learned thread. take a look under a hood, peak under the air cleaner, at first life was good, then look at the other side, shit just got real...lol
    New Holley vac secondary aren't the only ones that have metering blocks. All of the original 3310 750/780cfm Holleys had metering blocks on both ends too. In fact I believe all the original dual feeds did, regardless if they were DP or VS. Later Holley cheapened them up and went metering plates on the secondaries.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    New Holley vac secondary aren't the only ones that have metering blocks. All of the original 3310 750/780cfm Holleys had metering blocks on both ends too. In fact I believe all the original dual feeds did, regardless if they were DP or VS. Later Holley cheapened them up and went metering plates on the secondaries.
    The 4160 models have always had metering plates, the 4150's had metering blocks. There were no DP 4160's that I know of, and like you said, there were both DP and vac sec. 4150's. I have a 1979 Holley Catalogue (a whopping 88 pages!) and shows the "new" 3310 as a 4160 (previously a 4150).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    So I was helping a friend on his motor, he knows nothing, always had a mechanic do it, its 289 in a 65 mustang, runs...barely. He tells me carb was rebuilt...etc. I look at the carb...
    Appears to be a double pumper, two metering blocks, (my first look) then I see the vacuum pump on the secondaries, then notice no accelerator pump, I thought...what did they do on the rebuild...??? (street avenger 670) Never seen one. My old tricks of determining carbs is out the window, (metering blocks) now takes a double look, BTW i hate this carb!
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    Sheeesh Robert it's only a Holley carburetor, I personally think dual metering block would be a plus. You could change jetting on the secondaries and it could modify it to have 4 corner idle too. Sounds like a more tunable piece than a 4160 to me. lol
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    Plugs all are BLACK, pulled them all, checked spark at each wire, car wont run...very good and only briefly, messed with timing, etc, checked floats, etc

    Wish it was a 47 series holley, I am a holley guy, love them

    car was running fine, a few months ago, then parked, so i have to remember the KISS theory

    tonight new battery, plugs, test coil and maybe replace, check points, and header gasket....has a leak like no other, not just a little tick tick, hope flange isnt warped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    New Holley vac secondary aren't the only ones that have metering blocks. All of the original 3310 750/780cfm Holleys had metering blocks on both ends too. In fact I believe all the original dual feeds did, regardless if they were DP or VS. Later Holley cheapened them up and went metering plates on the secondaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    Plugs all are BLACK, pulled them all, checked spark at each wire, car wont run...very good and only briefly, messed with timing, etc, checked floats, etc

    Wish it was a 47 series holley, I am a holley guy, love them

    car was running fine, a few months ago, then parked, so i have to remember the KISS theory

    tonight new battery, plugs, test coil and maybe replace, check points, and header gasket....has a leak like no other, not just a little tick tick, hope flange isnt warped.
    If he's running points skip the gap and set it by dwell for best results. I bad condensor will mess those up too. Make sure the IABs aren't clogged since it's running rich and been sitting.

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    Carnivalride, you really need to find some other hobby. You have no talent for this boat thing

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