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JoeD
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posted 02-27-2003 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are the racers, I will become one. Tell me which Holley to use on my car. Right now it's got a 625 Carter that runs great. NEVER floods, ALWAYS starts, PULLS past 6500, NO PROBLEMS in almost ten years. Previously I had two BRAND NEW Holley 1850's and almost burned my car to the ground. I tried everything to make them work, even though they were both brand new carbs. Constant flooding was the main problem and nothing I tried would fix it. So, out of the blue, I bought the Carter and it pulled harder right away without any jetting. I swore I'd never buy another Holley, I literally threw both of them in the garbage.
So now I'm gonna race. 65 Mustang. 289 with stock small chamber heads ported. Performer RPM. TRW flat tops. Comp Cams 282S. Headers.4 speed will have 4.56 rear. Weight has to be around 2700 at most.
FOR RACING...what Holley carb???

Thanks,
Joe (no relation to Jimmy or Billy Carter)

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 02-27-2003 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm partial to Holley's but if your carter is pulling past 6500, why change it?

I'd go with a Holley 650 dp with open 1 inch spacer. I could be wrong but a 289 with stock heads, no matter how much you port them, will never need more cfm than that.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holley 700 DP 0-4778 with a 4 hole 1 inch spacer.

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RADRIDE
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posted 02-27-2003 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just removed a Carter 750 off my 65.289 w/AFR-185,Hooker super-comps,RPM air-gap and put on a Mighty Demon 750.Seems as tho it revs faster.Its been raining for 3days so I dont know how it will drive,but it seems fine.Car is mostly used as open track& auto-x with a fair amount of street time.I had a Holley 1850 on a Cutlass and it was junk,swore me off Holleys also.I have 10.5CR and 4.11 locker rear w/ T-5 tranny.The Carter was fine til new heads.

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JoeD
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posted 02-27-2003 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

I'll do it. My carb works for what I do now but I know racing is a different game.
If you read this here's one more question. I still run a dual-point autolite. I know it has to go. I have a brand-new Unilite mechanical dist. in a box. Is it worth using or what should I get?

Joe

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posted 02-27-2003 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use the Unilite. Make sure you have a high output coil.
Follow the instructions in the box and lock the timing in at 35 degrees total.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 02-27-2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Holley 700 DP 0-4778 with a 4 hole 1 inch spacer.


Wouldn't a 4 hole spacer hender top end flow?

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not with those small heads. An open spacer will kill the carb signal.

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Alex Denysenko
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mustangboy
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posted 02-27-2003 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also had problems with my holley flooding.Brand new carb,float was always sticking.Local speed shop said always run an inline filter.I said I never had any problems with the stock carb and no filter.He said trust me run a filter,so I did and I have never had any more trouble.When I switched the carb from my truck to my mustang I had trouble again until I put on an inline filter.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 02-27-2003 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Not with those small heads. An open spacer will kill the carb signal.


Learn something new everyday.....

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Fstln69
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posted 02-27-2003 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 4 hole spacer would that apply on my combo too?

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fordfan
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posted 02-27-2003 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
come to think of it... the Holley I just took off my truck was an 1850 of some sort... . What a POS that thing was! (It never ran right as long as I've owned it.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fstln69:
The 4 hole spacer would that apply on my combo too?


Yes.

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Fstln69
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posted 02-27-2003 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,a 4 hole spacer over no spacer whats the gain?i,ve read many articles stating that the small fords like a spacer and i've yet to try one
Dennis

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It strengthens the low speed carb signal and helps store a plemum charge. Engine pulls it more on demand. You won't see that flat spot or almost bog with a 4 hole spacer.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fstln69
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posted 02-27-2003 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok maybe that was what i needed because when i ran the car it seemed like when the convertor would hit the motor would sit at 4 grand then start its climb.I put a 50cc pump on the rear of the 750 and a cam that gave me a longer shot and it seemed better on the street (trying it with the slicks and judging how long the marks were)but haven't got it back to the track to see
Btw Alex,you have any i only have open spacers?
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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But of course.

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Alex Denysenko
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Dubz
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posted 02-28-2003 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So the 4 hole spacer is the general spacer for any sbf??? What brand do you carry alex?

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