Re: New heads and intake, now engine bog off the line
I have fixed 2 of those broken baseplates. I drill holes where it's cracked and add small pins for both sides then I JB weld them together. I bolt it to an old intake manifold so it stays flat. Both Holley's are still going strong today.
Great idea. Mine looked like it had some internal "gaps" where it broke. I am using it for parts now. I also stripped the threads for the bowl screw on a zinc HP body. I like the new aluminum parts better, I think they are stronger and much lighter and less chance of breakage and screw stripping. Since I changed to the Aluminum ultra XP body and aluminum base plate, my carb. is a lot lighter than the old zinc stuff.
Note: That hard core grey coating on the aluminum ultra XP bodies is also really nice. Very smooth and I would not be surprised if it helps with carb. cooling.
1970 Chevelle SS396 (408), Fathom Blue,
Original Block & Forged Crank, KB Pistons, Edelbrock 6045 Heads,Comp Cam 292H, March Serpentine, RPM AirGap,750HP,100hp Nitrous
A/F Wideband,Tremec TKO 600, 12 bolt,
30 spline Moser Axles, Richmond 3:73's, Hotchkis control arms, swaybars, springs, Wilwood 12" rotors D/S, 4 piston calipers