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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 10, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

Alright guys.......As a Holley guy, I am always getting asked if I have any 5583 metering blocks. How funny is this: I opened up a box of junk Holley parts a guy gave me for just about nothing and here is one of those darn blocks. What the heck does this go to and why are so many looking for it? Thanks!

P.S. There is another block in there with a 4519! ;o)

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Re: What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

For Camaro is the original metering block found on OEM Holley list 4056 carbs. It is a primary metering block.
the replacement carbs never had this metering block. It was only avaiable n OEM carbs for 1968/69 model year.

It can be found on some other OEM only carbs. Never was avaiable with repalacement carbs, not even Holley carbs from GM parts.

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Re: What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

next question.....the little post to align the bowl (there are 5 or 6 of them) is broken between the jets. Doesn't hurt performance but does it kill its OEM value???


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Re: What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

What is a fair price (buying) for one of the 5583 metering blocks?

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Re: What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

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next question.....the little post to align the bowl (there are 5 or 6 of them) is broken between the jets. Doesn't hurt performance but does it kill its OEM value???
Hard to say. This is what keeps the gasket in place

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Re: What is so special about this 5583 metering block I have????

The 5583 was used only on the 4053 and 4346 carbs on the primary side. The 4519 was used on about a dozen different carbs on the secondary side only.

The broken alignment pin between the jets isn't going to cause any problems, the rest of the pins will more than suffice to keep the gasket aligned.

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