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Toronado3800
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posted 08-02-2001 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jaazy, your post about getting the car running brought up this question. What do you think of the Holly Pro J? Was it easy to install and have you done any tuning yet? Did you need all new plumbing from the tank up?

The 68 Coupe I'm having done-up will be Edelbrock Performer powered, but I have a Chevy (is that a bad word around here?) SB Stroker and an 81 El Camino I've been thinking about putting together. Think the pro jection burns clean enough for me to sneak past emissions?

Good luck at the races can't wait to hear how she runs!

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-02-2001 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Toronado I'll give you a more detailed response tomorrow but so far it is not adjusted correctly on my new motor but it ran beautifully on the previous one.

Don't worry about the Chevy thing. Some of us are in the closet as well. I have a Vette also... Shhhhhhh...

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Originally posted by Toronado3800:
Jaazy, your post about getting the car running brought up this question. What do you think of the Holly Pro J? Was it easy to install and have you done any tuning yet? Did you need all new plumbing from the tank up?

The 68 Coupe I'm having done-up will be Edelbrock Performer powered, but I have a Chevy (is that a bad word around here?) SB Stroker and an 81 El Camino I've been thinking about putting together. Think the pro jection burns clean enough for me to sneak past emissions?

Good luck at the races can't wait to hear how she runs!


[This message has been edited by JAAZZY (edited 08-02-2001).]

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-02-2001 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you...

Well I had previously run a few different Holley Carbs and was happy with the performance but not the drivability. They ran great WOT but mediocre at best just cruising around. I'm sure some people here have had better luck.

I purchased the ProJ to run on a 289 with aluminum heads and a 292H Comp Cams bumpstick. It was a good strong motor. I generally shifted at between 6700-6800rpm.
The ProJ made a world of difference in daily performance. Jump in when it's cold, push the pedal down once and it sets the fast idle solenoid and the car started right up on the coldest of days or when it had been sitting for awhile. It automatically set the choke based on your specifications and according to engine temp and released the fast idle as soon as it warmed a bit.

Initial tuning was a bit of a pain but would probably have been easy if I had done it on a dyno. Without that I basically just used the guide provided and it took a few weeks of driving around to get it where I wanted. Actually it was easily adjusted while driving along so could be done at any time from inside the car.

The newer systems should be even easier since you can plug them into a laptop and adjust the fuel curve at every point. The early systems like mine didn't have that feature.

I didn't do before and after comparisons so can't give you that insight but my seat of the pants guestimate says that the acceleration was stronger with the ProJ.

I haven't gotten it tuned correctly with the new combo yet but it's only been two days. In fairness to the system is has been sitting unused for a long long time and probably is a little clogged and maybe has a gallon or two of bad fuel in it. It's already starting to clear up and I would guess that it will be running like new in a few weeks.

If I had a choice I would prefer the newer system but I'm done spending money for now. Actually when I switch it will probably be a custom system and port injection. I won't do this though until I start looking into a power adder. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

- Jas

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-02-2001 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I forgot to mention about the emissions. I think the system will allow you to burn clean enough. Remember that with the new model you will be able to modify the fuel maps with a laptop. You can have a few different maps saved and have one especially for emissions that keeps you on the lean side. As soon as the test is complete just restore the previous one.

This is just my opinion though since I have never had it in a car that needed to pass the smog test. CA is really tight though so you may have a much easier time than the muscle car guys here do.

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steve'66
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posted 08-02-2001 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Toronado3800:
Chevy (is that a bad word around here?)

No, as long as you don't use it in a positive statement. You know like Chevy and good in the same sentence. But, crap and chebbie is perfectly acceptable. lol


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Doc
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posted 08-02-2001 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I disagree Steve! Chevy and good can be used together and still be Ford friendly, like.
Good for nothing Chevy.
Chevy is a good way to learn what not to buy.
Good thing I don't have a Chevy.
Remember to wipe your GM good after taking a Chevy !

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-02-2001 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-02-2001 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JAZZY, I really respect how you are such a good sport.

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-02-2001 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wife calls it callousness! hahaha

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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
JAZZY, I really respect how you are such a good sport.


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Doc
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posted 08-02-2001 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was hoping it would get took with the humor it was meant in !

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Toronado3800
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posted 08-03-2001 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jaazzy,
I might just splurge and drop the Holly system onto the Stroker motor when I'm done with the Mustang build up.

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