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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 03, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience with the kit that Holley sells? Part # 55001. The kit is designed to allow one to adjust the main jet metering of a carburetor without having to remove the fuel bowl to access the main jets. It squeezes in between the main body and the fuel bowl.

Any other manu. suggestions? The Carb Shop in Ontario, California has something very similar.

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I've tried both. I had the Holley kit when it was still a Percy's product. Could not get it to work, and I tried everything. The main jets in the Holley blocks are completely removed. A needle in the adjustable block can be turned with a screwdriver for metering.

It was always soggy and even would shoot gas out of the top of the carb. Also the added length meant making the fuel log longer, and a drop base air filter base had to be hammered for clearance.

The Carb Shop blocks worked great, and they don't sandwich in between, they simply replace the Holley metering blocks. Jet changes are a snap....no draining of any fuel, and it's a good design. Actually, jet changes can be made with the engine running at an idle

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I called the Carb Shop and the gentleman I spoke to stated that there was a patent pending on the system. ?? They are in Ontario, CA right? Did I call the right place?

Anyone know..?

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http://www.customcarbs.com/ They are in Ontario CA. I don't understand the question about the patent pending. Did they say they couldn't sell them or something? Patent pending usually means they have filed for a patent so others couldn't copy their product and make knock offs to compete against them. Did you get a price?

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I just called them up and the gentleman stated that lawyers are "crossing the Ts and dotting the Is" on the patent. They will be $125.00 each, available "hopefully REALLY soon", he stated.

For those interested there is an article on this product in Super Chevy Magazine - Nov 2003 Pg. 108.


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