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Old 06-12-2019, 08:55 AM
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I have a stripped float bowl fuel inlet on original Holley R3810/4160 and I'm stumped. I hope this image shows the problem. The thread in the float bowl filter side are completely stripped. Any suggestions? Thanks


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Hello,
Probably the simplest way is to buy a vintage replacement bowl at a swap meet or on Ebay. These bowls were usually standard and interchange with many other Holley carbs so it is not a "numbers matching" problem. Just be sure it is from the same vintage as yours and be aware that Ford Holley's had the inlet on the opposite side and will not work. OR you could merely (I hate to even say this) epoxy it on but you would not be able to change the filter again. Spend a couple bucks and buy a used bowl.
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Hello,
Probably the simplest way is to buy a vintage replacement bowl at a swap meet or on Ebay. These bowls were usually standard and interchange with many other Holley carbs so it is not a "numbers matching" problem. Just be sure it is from the same vintage as yours and be aware that Ford Holley's had the inlet on the opposite side and will not work. OR you could merely (I hate to even say this) epoxy it on but you would not be able to change the filter again. Spend a couple bucks and buy a used bowl.
Good luck!
Just found this BOWL - fuel, front (primary), Holley #3810, 3811, 3814 & 3815, w/o provision for float adjustment, as original on chicagocorvette.net. And I'm so sick of this problem I order this HOLLEY CARB,Chev Corvette,327,1967,New on eBay as well.
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Send a PM to Lars. He just finished working on a stripped inlet last week. I think I saw it on the C-3 forum. Jerry
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Send a PM to Lars. He just finished working on a stripped inlet last week. I think I saw it on the C-3 forum. Jerry
I did. He sent me a price and process step. He's on the list of solutions as well
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J b weld it , leave out the fuel filter ...
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J b weld it , leave out the fuel filter ...

This is is what I would do,you can put an inline filter anywhere.
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Call custom carb in Middlesex N.J. He has deeper fittings for that stripped out threads. Worked on mine.
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Call custom carb in Middlesex N.J. He has deeper fittings for that stripped out threads. Worked on mine.

Best idea yet, I did not know that was available.
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