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    This may have been covered but im not having much luck finding it using the search. I have a 1990 tristar with indmar ford 351. It's time for a new carbeurator im afraid. I have been searching trying to find the best price on one. Skidim.com just seems so overpriced, but everyone swears by them. Anyone purchase one from any other reputable dealers? I see them on summit and this site, marinecarbs.com. All the different list numbers have me worried, I have no idea which one is the correct one.

    On marinecarbs its the second from the bottom and its under 300 bucks.. what do you guys think? My budget is a little tight so trying to make the best of the situation. Thank you everyone.

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    Originally posted by Jason.H. View Post
    This may have been covered but im not having much luck finding it using the search. I have a 1990 tristar with indmar ford 351. It's time for a new carbeurator im afraid. I have been searching trying to find the best price on one. Skidim.com just seems so overpriced, but everyone swears by them. Anyone purchase one from any other reputable dealers? I see them on summit and this site, marinecarbs.com. All the different list numbers have me worried, I have no idea which one is the correct one.

    On marinecarbs its the second from the bottom and its under 300 bucks.. what do you guys think? My budget is a little tight so trying to make the best of the situation. Thank you everyone.
    Any reason why you aren't having it rebuilt? I hate to guess how many carbs I have rebuilt without any issues.
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    • #3
      I dont think the carb I have now is a 4160. Plus it is very corroded and the butterfly shafts seem worn. From reading though a lot of posts on here I came to the conclusion that I just need to upgrade to the 4160. The previous owner said he had just rebuilt it before I bought the boat two years ago. Boat has trouble starting cold or hot. Have to give it a lot of throttle. I just can't get it working right. I don't have the experience with carburetors like some of you guys have.

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      • #4
        FYI...there is a Holley 4160 for sale on SKI-IT-AGAIN under the parts-engine tab for 100 dollars.

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        • #5
          If you have a 4160 you can send it right to Holley and they will rebuild it for $ 300.00 I believe a new one cost about $ 600.00. Or you can get the rebuild kit from Holley Part number 703-29 cost is $ 36.95 from Holley. I just had one of mine rebuilt by a local mechanic.

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          • #6
            I have a 4160 from an 89 Prostar on my "to be rebuilt" shelf. I could move it to the front of the the line and and have it ready in a week or two. If you are interested, send me a PM.

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            - Peter
            TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
            5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

            PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
            CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
            LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
            2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

            tiresplease@gmail.com

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            • #7
              I sent mine to Holley a few years ago and they rebuilt it runs great.
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              • #8
                http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/m...relholley.aspx

                You can get one from national carbs.
                Some folks don't seem to like them, because they're not all original, and so a renew kit won't work on it down the road...

                But I bought one from them last summer. Bolted it on and it just worked.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hairlesshacker View Post
                  http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/m...relholley.aspx

                  You can get one from national carbs.
                  Some folks don't seem to like them, because they're not all original, and so a renew kit won't work on it down the road...

                  But I bought one from them last summer. Bolted it on and it just worked.
                  +2
                  I purchased one from National many moons ago for my TriStar. Worked great.
                  I see they are $220 now -- mine was maybe $150 back then.
                  "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
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                  (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hairlesshacker View Post
                    http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/m...relholley.aspx

                    You can get one from national carbs.
                    Some folks don't seem to like them, because they're not all original, and so a renew kit won't work on it down the road...

                    But I bought one from them last summer. Bolted it on and it just worked.
                    Glad you had good luck.

                    -1 (yes negative one)

                    More bad than good that has been posted here on the forum about their service and warranty and initial product.

                    Good carbs aren't cheap and cheap carbs aren't good.

                    Buy a new carb (get over being stingy in this hobby ) or send your carb back to Holley in Bowling Green, KY for a professional rebuild. $250 + $20 for shipping.

                    I used to rebuild my own (stingy) with the gasket kit but that is a far cry from a professional rebuild/calibration etc. Don't take my word for it. Call them and find out...

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                    • #11
                      JasonH,
                      No matter what you do, DO NOT throw the carburetor you have away! If you choose to buy another, so be it. But, rebuild the one you have. Right now you have a carburetor you believe is not working, worse case after you rebuild it, you'll still have a non-working carburetor. I don't think that will be the case. It's not that hard to rebuild a carburetor, and you'll gain some valuable knowledge about one of the integral parts of your engine. Got to have air, specifically the proper amount of air/fuel or it won't run. The real nice part about a carburetor is there is no computer to cause issues. Computer=$. So if you think a carburetor is expensive, a computer would be more expensive (in the long run anyway).
                      This site is filled with a lot of really good threads about 4160 carburetor rebuilds (if you don't have a 4160, the principles of any carburetor will be fairly similar. Remove your carburetor, find the part number, and Google it; there will be tons of "hits."
                      Here's a fairly good/simple YouTube video (first of three in a series) on rebuilding the Holley 4150 which is very similar to our 4160's. http://youtu.be/HtsfgxnyN6o
                      Mikes Carburetor is a nice little site (http://www.carburetor-parts.com) that I have used before for classic carburetor restoration parts. Carburetor Doctor (http://www.carbkitsource.com) is another source for both kits and manuals.

                      Since you said things were corroded you may need to do some "cleaning." I'd highly recommend an ultrasonic cleaner. Harbor Frieght or Northern Tools sells then for under $100 (you'll have one and you can use to clean your wife/girlfriend(s) jewelry...). If you truly have corrosion, you might want to soda blast it. Here's a YouTube link to building your own soda blaster (http://youtu.be/YI_Bnl6l-OY) the video is jittery but it shows how to build one and has some links that will lead you to hundreds of other DIY vids on building a soda blaster.

                      Sorry to run on, but you can do it. All you need is a little patience and a little time.

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                      • #12
                        John has one for sale ($125): http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...73&postcount=1

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                        • #13
                          If you decide to rebuild...

                          If you decide to rebuild, my thread from last year might help. However, if your throttle plate is badly worn/leaking all of the rebuilds in the world won't help it.

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                          • #14
                            Hey Jason. I found a Marine 4150 Holly, Brand new at Quick Fuel Technology. the Carbs are coated
                            with a High Performance Coating that looks fantastic. 270-793-0900. Good Luck.. Dave

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Daves/86 View Post
                              Hey Jason. I found a Marine 4150 Holly, Brand new at Quick Fuel Technology. the Carbs are coated
                              with a High Performance Coating that looks fantastic. 270-793-0900. Good Luck.. Dave
                              Just a mention; the 4150 is not the preferred or recommended carb for the 351W for optimal performance.

                              Very thoughtful of you to post.

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                              93 190
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                              Don't be a boot licker
                              .

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                              ..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

                              RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
                              NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

                              feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

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