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Old 06-21-2018, 01:20 PM
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The Holley style carbs are very tunable and easy to work on. I certainly wouldn't trade one for an Edelbrock, but that's my preference.

Either rebuild the Holley (or get someone that knows how to) and enjoy.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:50 PM
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Ok thanks all, I am going for the green/alcohol diaphragm at summit unless I can find one locally. Summit ships fast and I need a few other things also.

Like I said I have no qualms with the Holley now as I have it working great except for the leak just a minor repair. At our recent get together I did see a lot of Holleys on the performance cars.

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Old 06-21-2018, 02:59 PM
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I'm going to throw out another option----the Summit Carbs. No gaskets below the fuel level, so no leaks. They are a copy of one of the old Holleys and a close copy of the Autolite carbs that Ford ran in the early 60's. Manual or vacuum secondary are available. I have my third one on my Lincoln just waiting to start it up before long. I'll never go back to a Holley. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, they use Holley jets and such. I have a 600 cfm one on a Ford 460 in a E350 motor home, it has no problems keeping up.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:34 PM
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Something to consider, thanks.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:31 AM
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There is an old saying that goes " A Holley will win on race day, but a Carter will get you back home again". I have never been a fan of Holley carbs on a street driven car, the Carter/Edelbrock design is so much more simple and reliable, IMO.

A friend of mine said he pulled the Holleys off of his engine, put two Edelbrocks on it, and when he started the engine he sat back in a chair and watched it idle and run like a clock, and he said to himself "What have I done wrong, I didn't even have to adjust these things"!

In my family, we are running 6 Edelbrocks, (3 cars with 2 x 4 setups) and we never have to adjust them or touch them in any way. The cars sit for months, and we turn the key and they fire right up and run as if we never parked the car.

I know everyone has their preferences, and that is just mine. However, on the race built 355 I have sitting in the shop for some future project, I do have a 750 DP, because I wanted as much HP as possible.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:31 AM
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The Holley style carbs are very tunable and easy to work on. I certainly wouldn't trade one for an Edelbrock, but that's my preference.

Either rebuild the Holley (or get someone that knows how to) and enjoy.
I second this. I wouldn't run anything edelbrock. I havnt had good luck with there parts or customer service
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:36 PM
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I haven't touched Holleys since I tried Edelbrocks...they'll all work properly tuned tho...right out of the box will run pretty good!
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:56 PM
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The Holley carbs with the one piece "liftoff" tops aren't a copy of the 4100 ford autolite carbs, it was a Marine application, to pass inspections that the standard float bowl Holley's would fail.

the old days of Holley's being "leakers" is long gone, properly cleaned and assembled with the blue "teflon" gas proof gaskets, they will stay sealed up for many, many years.

If you can't make a Holley equipped engine run right, you need to study up on feeding fuel to a motor. they are about as simple as it gets.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:29 PM
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Holley's have a needle/seat in the acc jet that likes to stick from the "new" gas these days and causes the diaphragm in the acc pump to rupture. It's an easy fix just don't drop the screw. Lol
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Holley for racing, Edelbrock for street.
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