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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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I've got an 84 w/ a 351 that needs to have it's carb replaced. O.E.M. is a 4100 Holley/Matercraft. I don't want to spend the $600-$800 to replace it as it's a farm truck that isn't worth that much. What carb can I use or look for as a replacement? It's a 4bbl so I'd like to stick with that if possible. Not looking for a hot rod, it's just a farm truck.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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why not get a repair kit and rebuild it yourself?


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Or get an adapter plate and drop a 2 bbl on it.

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Carb is shot apparently, had a mechanic look at it and was told that it is shot and a rebuild won't help it.
Adapter plate may be an option but still need help figuring out what carb will work best.
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Did your mechanic tell you why it couldn't be rebuilt.
I haven't seen one that couldn't be repaired.
Too bad you're not closer, there's a guy here that rebuilds them for $100 + parts
Even has a flow bench in his garage, just have to adjust idle when he's done
Rebuild kit's are usually $40 - $60
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any 4150 square flange carb will work.

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Carb is shot apparently, had a mechanic look at it and was told that it is shot and a rebuild won't help it.
Adapter plate may be an option but still need help figuring out what carb will work best.
Just a plain 2 barrel Ford carb. Don't get the variable ventrury ones though. Anything from the 70's and early 80's should work with no major work. In stock in most wreckers.

If you want to keep a Holley 4 barrel on the engine, don't limit yourself to Ford. Others have used similar, but it takes some work to get it to work. International Havester springs to mind as a reasonable substitute.

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