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    Posted: May-24-2019 at 10:13am
I have a 1981 ski natique with the original engine and carburetor. I believe it is a holly. I had it rebuilt a few years ago, but it has developed a leak that I can’t fix. Could someone recommend a replacement carburetor and where I could buy one? Thanks!!!!!
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Where's the leak? Is at one of the welch plugs? (a plug for sealing an unused end of a passage)


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Yes. I didn’t know what they were called. They look like flat plugs that are pressed in. There are two of them leaking.
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Let them dry up and use some JB weld compatible with aluminum/metal etc. Works perfectly fine for a long long time. Maybe swipe the area to be sealed up with a clean rag and acetone or some other solvent.

If you are a real stickler order some new bowls or if you just have money burning a hole in your pocket you could pick up a new Holley or with a few slight mods drop on a more modern Quick Fuel M-600.
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Greg,
There are several threads on the plugs leaking. I did a search and here's one of them. Lot's easier that a carb replacement!


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Thank you very much. Great info!
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