All stock carbs leak? Holley's don't leak?
Jimmy and I are on opposite sides of this fence...but it's ok, he's been wrong for a while now
But seriously, Jimmy how can you really suggest the Holley route? He's looking at spending way more than you're leading on.
1. carb kit could run you $20 or so.
If the carb is ok and you know what you're doing....then bam - done.
2. a remanufactired carb with a core return will run you $180 or so. www.guaranteedcarbs.com
. Off with old carb, on with new.
Bam - done.
3. Holley is likely gonna run ya $300+, on top of the new intake you'll buy (more time/work there as well).
Then time to rig it up for usage.
Then, sorry but there's worse mpg with the Holley option compared to staying with stock.
If time and $ are a factor....is it really a tough decision here?
Why not have the carb examined at least to see if a rebuild is better? (option 1)
If not, option 2 is a lot less $ and work.
With option 3, once it's complete...you then get to incessantly reply to others how they should do what you did and get a Holley.
*Jimmykick - I kid because I care.