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  • Anyone ever seen a clear glass Holley float bowl?

    Was wondering around a junk yard many years ago and saw a 1 or 2 bbl. on a unidentifiable old truck and the carb had a clear glass Holley float bowl.Anyone else seen one?

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    I had a couple of 1bbl Holleys with a clear glass bowl on the side with "Holley" moulded in the glass. Assume this is what you saw? Found them in a old shed along with other car parts junk on some vacant property. I think I got a couple bucks each for them at a swap meet back in the 90s. Didn't know what they came from though.



    Jeff in ND

    '53 Champion Hardtop

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    • #3
      This was on a Nash Metropolitan.





      Leonard Shepherd
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      • #4
        I have one on my Bearcat mounted on the Ford 223 straight six.
        When my mechanic took off the "new" factory rebuilt carb when it warped and rebuilt the original carb (for the third time since I've owned the car), he reinstalled the glass bowl because it looked neat.
        I don't disagree!

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        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State

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        • #5
          Its hard to tell in Leonard's picture but the ones I had, the glass protruded out from the carb body about 1-1/2". The float sat out in the cavity too. They did look cool.

          Jeff in ND

          '53 Champion Hardtop

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          • #6
            Some mid 50's Fords had them as well as early '70's Fords.
            The ones from the 50's can bring $75-up
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            • #7
              Yep. Common on Ford Sixes in the late 50s / early 60s. BP
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              • #8
                Leonard, that carb on the Met is Japanese, maybe early '70s. I know I've seen them before, but I can't remember the model. Those Japanese carbs in the '70s worked great when they worked, but they were very tough to overhaul.

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