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Bought BBK TB. Plate is drilled out?

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    Angry Bought BBK TB. Plate is drilled out?

    Picked up a BBK 80mm TB on Ebay. Showed up today and there is a maybe an 1/8 inch whole drilled out in the throttle plate. Did the previous owner do this to up the idle? Is it going to be safe to use or should I aquire a new plate? Just confused why someone would do this.

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    Stock, the TB should have a hole in it... Shouldn't hurt anything. If the hole seems bigger than normal it's probably because the previous owner had a cam...

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    Good to know.. Have never actually taken a look at the stock LS1 TB. I have swapped TBs on many make make/model cars and had never came across one w/ the plate drilled. Was concerned.

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    Used to drill holes in the throttle plates on Holley carbs to get a big cam to idle back in the day.

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