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Author Topic:   Carburetor Corrosion Deposits Removal
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted February 28, 2000 08:17 PM
I just bought a Holley 2 barrel sight-unseen. It looks like it was sitting out in the weather for quite awhile. It has severe corrosion deposits inside. What would be a good way to clean this carb? I was thinking of soaking it "Lime-Away to remove the deposits, then a normal carb cleaner soak.


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted February 29, 2000 11:55 AM
yes, Iron Out or Lime Away works well. If there's anything else I can help with along the way, just ask. Always willing to help racers to the front of the pack.


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 29, 2000 02:28 PM
If it's pitted real bad inside, I wouldn't
waste too much time on it. Find a good core,

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted March 07, 2000 10:23 AM
i agree with excessive speed if it is to bad i wouldnt waste my time. As an aircraft mechanic i can tell you the aviation standard would be to remove the corosion with a stiff hog bristle brush. a plastic brush would work to. they use a non metallic brush because a brush of dissimilar metal will leave deposits and cause dissimilar metal corrosin. however this is not an airplane. In my opinion there would be nothing wrong with using a glass bead blaster. key is glass bead and not sand. set it on a very low pressure and avoid directing the blast near holes. afterward use a good cleaner and blow out all passages. hope this explanation isnt to long but i hope it will help.

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