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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Holley carb storage

I've got a new Holley that will be in storage for some time, is there any storage method to keep it fresh for 1-2 years so when I go to use it the seals won't be need to be replaced?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 09:54 AM
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Re: Holley carb storage

I would take the fuel bowls and metering blocks off. Spray the Carb inside and out with Rust Check "RED Can", reassemble and wrap with Cotton Cloth then Sarine Wrap. Box it. Store it and don't forget where you put it - lol. Just don't over tighten the assembly thereby flattening the gaskets.

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Re: Holley carb storage

And put it in the house, your area is very dry.

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Re: Holley carb storage

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The gaskets are going to dry up anyway. I used to take mine apart on teh race car at the start of every season. Drain it real good and squirt a mess of WD40 in through the bowl vents. Other than that dont worry about it. When you are ready to se it again, take it apart, put a gasket kit in it and keep on driving.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 05:39 PM
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I use silicon spray on my gaskets in hopes of preventing another 4 hours of scraping that I had to do before. I've had the carb apart a couple times since (4 years) and it's been pristine and the gaskets separated neatly. (I also changed from brown paper to blue silicon foam gaskets which might be a factor). Fuel is nasty - you'll want to get it all out. None of the sprays mentioned here and above would do harm. Just keep the carb cleaners away from rubber and plastic.

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Re: Holley carb storage

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x,
The gaskets are going to dry up anyway. I used to take mine apart on teh race car at the start of every season. Drain it real good and squirt a mess of WD40 in through the bowl vents. Other than that dont worry about it. When you are ready to se it again, take it apart, put a gasket kit in it and keep on driving.
What BillK said.

I had an 0-1850 Holley 600 vac. secs. in a box, with bowls off for the past 15 years along with a (then new) rebuild kit.
The rebuild kit was useless after all that time, all the o- rings dried up and were brittle, along with the gaskets being non-pliable & brittle as well.
Had to buy a new rebuild kit and then put it back together with "fresh" new seals o-rings & gaskets. I was chasing leaks, and flooding gremlins.
New rebuild kit, runs great after being all apart for that long. No problems since last october when it all came together & running well with fresh stuff.

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