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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Holley squirter diaphrams...Check ball or red flapper?

I've noticed Holley has gone to a check valve in the bowls for the squirters instead of the old check ball. What is better? It seems the old ball would last longer.... Performance advantage?
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They flapper is supposed to instantly seal, where the ball has to move a bit to seal. The flapper is more prone to damage by some fuel mixes tho.
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The flappers generally last quite a while. But like any thing rubber that contacts gasoline, it can deteriorate. They are cheap enough to replace often if you need to.
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Ok, that's about what I thought. I have boxes of bowls and could convert this carb to the other bowls if needed. I'll just use them as-is. Thanks!
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near impossable to replace the ball,and they rust over time,thus loseing seal, the flapper(same as what ford used in there carbs for years) works great,and can be replaced in sec's

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