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Offline 1of1044

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Carb restoration
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:14:51 pm »
Has anyone used Holley's carb restoration services? Advise/comments please.
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 02:08:34 pm »
I used their restoration service to restore my Holley LeMans carb on my 67 Shelby GT350. I was dissatisfied with the quality of the restoration, the carb sticks and needed to be tuned. Several parts were replaced with incorrect pieces (which did not need replacing).

If you decide to use them remove any fittings that are specific to your car - you may not get them back!

This was my experience, I will never use them again.
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 03:44:16 pm »
I had the Holley Custom Shop restore a carb for me years ago for my 390 GT.  The engine never ran smooth, finally I took it to AED Performance in Richmond, Va.  They straightened it out for me.

AED Performance does restoration work also.  http://aedperformance.com/
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 04:55:04 pm »
Use Joe Bunetic. He is the best and has done several for me.
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 05:35:25 pm »
Use Joe Bunetic. He is the best and has done several for me.

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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 05:42:15 pm »
Use Joe Bunetic. He is the best and has done several for me.
                        Joe did two AA and an AB carb that I purchased, mint work..
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 09:49:47 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the replies! Good info!
How do you get in touch with Joe Bunetic?

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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 10:08:53 pm »
+3 Joe did my 833 dated C8OF-AA years ago and it came out great. My only suggestion is to disassemble it once you get it back and lightly lube the threads of all of the fasteners to prevent galvanic corrosion.

I PM'd you Joe's contact info.
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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 01:44:53 pm »
Got the info on Joe. Will give him a call within next couple of days.Thanks Chris.

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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 07:20:27 am »
let us know how it comes out. I've heard of this reference several times, but, never used him.

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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2018, 03:34:23 pm »
For future reference...

http://www.ford6v.com/home/joe-bunetic

Good turn around time (to me) ~ I think it was about 2 months.  Just got it back in Feb.  $660 with shipping.
I had a '70 AA carb body with a dented air horn (see pic) and another '70 AA carb that had the body replaced with an AB at some point in the past.  Bowl inlets were also stripped.  I traded Joe the AB body for two new / good bowls and an NOS plunger thing.

Top two pics are "before", bottom two are "after".

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Re: Carb restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 01:03:14 pm »
Just spoke with Joe Bunetic about restoring my carb. He called me within 5 minutes of me texting him. Good conversation and seems like a heck of a nice guy! So...Joe it is! Thanks to all for his info and the recommendation! May get him to do my AB also.