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Holley Carburetors Paperback – July 24, 1999

4.1 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: High Performance
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: S-A Design; Revised edition (July 24, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884089283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884089282
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What can I say, we race a NASCAR Street Stock bomber and we were a solid "B" main car, We were untouchable in the "B" Mains but we just couldn't make the transitition to the "A" Main. Until I boned up on some Holley tuning tips in this book, now we are an "A" Main runner weekly, we've made it as far up as a fourth place finish! Now that we have the carb under control we are fine tuning our suspension for our new found power and we are improving weekly! I HIGHLY recomend this book for ALL racers and car enthusiasts alike!
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This book includes information on how to select a carb, how each metering system works, mileage, street, race, off-road, marine and forced induction modifications and copious part numbers. The correct process is described to fix any problem, but most final numbers(70 or 72 main jet? 35 or 37 pump squirter? Etc) are determined by road or strip testing. Also includes exploded diagrams and a 54 picture teardown and reassembly of the 4150/4160.

I had no idea how many tuning possibilities there were on a Holley. I've learned that it is likely to take a fair amount of work to get a double pumper to run smoothly, get decent gas mileage, and produce power on the street. However it is possible and this book tells you how. Expect to invest in a jet kit, accelerator pump kit, and some drilling if you put a double pumper on your street car.
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Book is great for the history of holley carbs. But not so great for rebuilding your average holley carb. To much info on "high-tech" holley carbs. I bought this book thinking it would help me rebuild and tune my 600 cfm holley carb. But all I did was waste my money.
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It seems as though the author took a lot of time and effort to write a really basic book. I didn't find much in modifying my carb. Most of it was information that is free if you call Holley tech support. The only modifications I found tell you it's strictly for a race vehicle, NOT a street rod. I was disappointed but if you don't want to go through the hassle of calling Holley and waiting a long time for tech support, then I guess it's OK.
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Informative and to the point, though the first chapter on the history of carburetors is not really required for a technical book. Found the theory of operation especially helpful as a foundation for the specific operation of Holley carbs- or any for that matter. Very easy to read and understand. It's not a have-it-on-the-fender book like a Chilton's, but if you're looking for a good primer on how your Holley operates before tearing into it- it's worth the money. Will likely pay for itself in avoiding unnecessary upgrades. Also sections for race and high performance tuning. Lot's of good, sensible advice from someone that's been doing carb tuning for a long time and can transfer the knowledge through clear writing and illustrations.
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By Candi on October 28, 2013
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Just adding to the library of automotive repair manuals. Great way to remind us of the old and help better prepare us of the new. The field of automotive is always changing. I say you can never go wrong with any of these Manuals or any DVDs
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Book is large like repair manual so it is easy to read and follow along in the shop. Photos are black and white but are very clear. Info on blower carb modification is very accurate and explained in detail. I would recomend to anyone who is trying to tune a holley!!!!
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This book gave me a complete understanding about carburetor function! Some give it bad reviews because they expect like so many others for it to be an "instruction manual" for their specific application. It is exactly what the title says and is not contradictory (as i have also seen in other reviews.) you need to read it to understand why a carburetor works the way it works! Very satisfied!
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