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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-11-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK!! Rebuilt the 650dp today, got it running, and MAN, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!
I should've let it soak longer, but I wanted to get it going today. I was using Berryman's Chem-Dip and it didn't seem to be working that well, so I ended up using spray carb cleaner, blew out all the passages with air, used a BG renew kit, and magnifico.
I noticed that someone drilled through the primary throttle plates and the idle is kind of erratic, but pretty stable.
Run & drive is excellent, smooth, seamless power!!
And talk about giving a new meaning to "itlbrnmoff"...
I ran that sucker up to 6 grand and left 2 rubber trails 1/2 a block long...
I want to thank everyone who have stuck to their guns about Holley carbs, it doesn't get any better than this!!

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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-11-2003 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another happy Holley customer!

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JoeD1860
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From: Arizona
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-11-2003 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD1860     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Post your address and I'll send you a fire extinguisher. I have not needed it but you might.

JUST KIDDING. Glad you got it working.

Joe

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-11-2003 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're welcome. Glad it worked out for you. Once you learn how to tune a Holley you'll never go back. You might want to plug those holes in the throttle plates or replace them. You only need those for radically cammed engines.

SteveW

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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-14-2003 01:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got home...yeah, I was wondering about some JB-Weld or something to plug those holes? The idle won't go down as far as I want it unless I turn in the mixture screws a little.
For no more bigger than the holes are, would 2 little pieces of loose JB-Weld ingested into the engine hurt much?
JoeD, was that an old leaker joke?
I am kind of embarrassed to say, but the last time I had a Holley DP was in 1984 on a '74 Chevelle Laguna S3...
And that car was kick a$$, until the dashboard caught fire and melted the whole interior on my way to work one day...
I think the sheer humiliation of that event made me run away from bowties...now it's just blue jeans and t-shirts...

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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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Fstln69
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From: Westmont,il
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 03-14-2003 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont know about j-b i have seen guys braize em closed then gring em smooth but you may be better off looking around and trying to find some that aren't drilled

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always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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cobraii351
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From: Altoona, PA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 03-14-2003 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This guy has a great selection of parts availible. http://holleypartsforsale.com A great guy to deal with to.

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76 Cobra II
351W powered
C90x "shelby" intake
Ported D0OE heads
Holley 600

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-14-2003 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could try closing the secondaries a little more to compensate as a first resort.

Dan

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi.
e.t. 12.50 @ 112 mph

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:
Just got home...yeah, I was wondering about some JB-Weld or something to plug those holes? The idle won't go down as far as I want it unless I turn in the mixture screws a little.
For no more bigger than the holes are, would 2 little pieces of loose JB-Weld ingested into the engine hurt much?

You'd be better to replace the throttle plates. JB is good stuff, but it would be constantly exposed to gasoline, which is an excellent solvent.

Anything ingested into the engine is bad news. It doesn't take much to hang a valve open or score a cylinder wall.

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Fstln69
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posted 03-14-2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobraii351:
This guy has a great selection of parts availible. http://holleypartsforsale.com A great guy to deal with to.



great site thank you!!!

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always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-15-2003 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes! That is a great site! Thanks guy.
quote:
Originally posted by cobraii351:
This guy has a great selection of parts availible. http://holleypartsforsale.com A great guy to deal with to.


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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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