Holley ? non Buick application

Discussion in 'The Mixing shop.' started by Briz, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Been playing with this 86 F350 for way longer than I wanted to. Have purchased and exchanged a reman Holley designed for the truck. Ether they wont run out of the box or leak from every orifice with parts missing or I can get it to run good for a while then it starts going south. I think they have kids or maybe drunks assembling these things. Anyway. Im about ready to take it back to the store for a refund and want to purchase a NEW Holley. I think its only rated for around 650 CFM which I feel is sort of small for a 460. Probably OK for the smog heads. Only drawback will be no provision for the C6 kickdown. Any thoughts?
     
  2. DEADMANSCURVE

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    Not familiar with the Ford situation but alot of the Holleys have the Ford kickdown standard . And 600 cfm is not uncommon on low rpm big blocks in cruisers and trucks and RVs etc . What Holley 650 part number are you looking at ?
     
  3. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I ended up going with the store manager's suggestion of the dreaded Edelbrock Performer. Direct bolt on and the kick down was available as a attachment. As sceptable as I was it seems to run WAY better than the holley and was 30.00 less.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  4. DEADMANSCURVE

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    although they are like the plague here at V8B i see a lot of guys running and liking them fine . not a lot of adjustability ( which is good for some people ) or performance mod's for them but for a simple decent runnable addition not a bad choice in my opinion . the adjustable secondary thunder series looks interesting . and they look good on some applications , older classic rides , mid 60's stuff etc .
     
  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    As long as it runs smooth and quiet I'm happy.
     

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