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Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« on: March 11, 2009, 07:28:51 PM »
Most available information says DZ4053 carbs were never 'vented', yet I've seen some on late '69 Z28's that were vented (and that appeared to be factory original).   

I'm interested in collecting information from any owners of '69 Z28's that have original carbs with the front bowl vents.   Anyone?
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 04:17:18 AM »
Mine has vents. They have to to fill up and empty out.
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 01:18:51 PM »
I suspect that cars that show up with vented float bowls were changed.  I have never seen any unmolested 1969 Z28 with a vented float bowl.  That was 4346 only for this model year.

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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 04:11:28 PM »
My 902 dated carburetor is not vented.
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 04:20:00 AM »
Mine is a 982 I think...  Sept car.   It had vented front bowl on it when I bought it in 1976 and it didn't appear to have ever been fooled with (the car was only driven by a 'girl'.. :)
The Overhaul manual shows a vented bowl in the service portion for the Holley4150, so I have always believed that to be original???
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 12:36:00 PM »
Oct 68 car, 10B; not vented. I thought that was on big blocks?

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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 03:22:40 AM »
Mine has vents. They have to to fill up and empty out.

I guess I do not understand what a vent is then. Isn't it the vertical tube with the end cut at an angle?
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 04:46:52 AM »
I think the vent that is being discussed is the small arm from the linkage to the rubber plunger on the top of the front bowl.
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 07:08:18 AM »
I guess I do not understand what a vent is then. Isn't it the vertical tube with the end cut at an angle?
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Ditto...
   I'm left wondering what (where) this vent-thingy that is being discussed here is and where it resides, since it certainly doesn't seem to be what I thought it was either...
   Anyone have any pictures that they wish to share of what it looks like to enlighten me and maybe some others who unfortunately may not  have a 4053 carb or similar one that has one?

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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 01:37:50 PM »
As Jerry stated above, the 4346 had it, but the 4053 didn't. See the CARBURETOR REPORT for more info.

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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 01:48:05 PM »
I think the vent that is being discussed is the small arm from the linkage to the rubber plunger on the top of the front bowl.
OK. I have seen those on other carbs. Mine does not have it.
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 07:18:13 PM »
Here's the Holley idle bowl vent setup (on a 3810, but the same parts were used on all idle-vented bowls); 4053's didn't have them.
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 09:26:49 PM »
John,

Are you aware of any reason someone with a 69 Z28 in the early 70's would have 'Added' the vented parts to a 4053 ??
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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 01:52:13 PM »
As Ed stated, the 4053 carbs did not originally come with the vented primary float bowls, where the 4346 carbs did.

There are only two significant differences between a 4053 and a 4346; the vented primary bowl is one of them, the primary power valve is the other. Otherwise the carbs are essentially identical.

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Re: Survey - DZ4053 Holley Carb (vented?)
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 03:27:24 PM »
Eric, what would the round vent do that the pipe vent would not do?
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