that's my point.
your neighbor or customer can either own a dead lump of iron that COULD be worth about 4500$ if it ran.. but 500$ non running.
he could flip for a semi expensive 85$ kit.
or he can clip for a 400ish $ aftermarket carb.
the holley are SUPER finicky.. that's why we suggest using the correct kit for the carb and tractor number..
He might as well sell the tractor now if he's on the fence over spending less than 100$ to amke it a runner.. vs a broke down 500$ non running tractor that is taking a 4000$ value hit.
Kinda like owning a car but refusing to buy gas.
If the issue is a extreme loack of finances problem, *and* it can be rebuilt with the old parts after cleaning.. then that's a bandaid possibility.