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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Johnny Gee
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    Try slipping here the gear knob. :D You did watch the movie?
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  2. OK I changed the front jets to 68, put the quick fuel plate in the rear and put 72's back there. Put the carb back on and it ran like pure microwaved dog shit. So I finally gave in to temptation and switched it with an edelbrock I had laying here.... damn thing runs like a raped ape! No issues whatsoever. With that said, my venture at trying Holley again is done. Guess I'm too damn stupid to make one work lol... 20220707_152847.jpg 20220707_152856.jpg
     
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  3. Lloyd, don't feel like the Lone Ranger, I have fought Holley carburetors my whole life, I honestly believe they are made for the guy that races more than drives on the street or the guy that just loves tinkering with them.

    I made the switch to Edelbrock mainly because I want to drive and not screw with carburetors, I tolsd a friend of mine that the last Holley I had loaded up at a red light ,backfired and caught on fire, it burnt the paint of my hood before I was able to get it out with my Tshirt.

    I also told him I was going to tape a dollar bill to it and throw it in the lake, that way I could say I threw something away. HRP
     
  4. Johnny Gee
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    What was the Holley size vs the Edelbrock?
     
  5. Gotta switch to a one piece driveshaft, and get some lexan in the doors, gonna run the straight axle mafia race here on October 8th. Gonna throw a plate under that carb and hit it with some nitrous :D who cares, my good friend @scotty t is bringing a 454 to London, meeting me at the Sega race, this hell-camino is about to go wild! (Sorry I'm in the pool drinking :D) 20220707_191354.jpg
     
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  6. Atta boy, spray the hell out of that bitch.
     
  7. 454, aren’t those dump truck motors?
     
  8. Moriarity
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    I thought 409’s were dump truck motors and 454’s were motor home engines
     
  9. You may be right
     
  10. primed34
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    I know this is past our cut off date but I'm old enough to have ridden in then new Chevelles with them motor home engines. They were fast.
     
  11. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well, if they can make a dump truck or motor home move under their own power, they should put either a shit eating grin on Lloyd's face or the same kind of streaks in his shorts! either way it sounds like fun. Nothing beats cubic inches, Larry
     
  12. 51504bat
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    No, 440's are motor home engines. Because its always a Dodge, isn't it @VANDENPLAS?
     
  13. I just wanna run under 7.50 lol... it'll take a little while to build this new engine, I didn't realize how expensive big block shit is! Might as well build a Ford at these prices! Lmao
     
  14. @Lloyd’s paint & glass I’ve got a 427 almost done, you’re right about bbc=$$$
     
  15. sidewayzz69
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    Ford...though shalt not blaspheme
     
  16. sidewayzz69
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    Yep..But the fun factor is well worth it
     
  17. saltflats
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    454 is chicken feed, you should build a 409 if you want to break your piggy bank.
     
  18. Switch forums and put an LS in it :cool:
     
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  19. Johnny Gee
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    ^^^^^ Around here it's best to refer to them as 293's 324's 346's 364's 376's and least disagreeable the 427 :D
     
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  20. Been there, done that 348-409-354 Chrysler too, i’m sticking with cheap sb or bb shivies from now on
     
  21. saltflats
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    I believe one could build a 354 for less than a 409.
    I personally wouldn't waste my time on a 348. Maybe I have to many 409s.
     
  22. 427 sleeper
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    If you feel that strongly about it, you can send one of those nasty old 409's my way! I'd be more than happy to lighten the load for 'ya!!! ;):p:cool:
     
  23. saltflats
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    One of them is kinda nasty, made 750 HP. Said to have powered the first X frame Chevy into the 9s back in the late 80s. :)
     
  24. Little update.... car is running good. Bought a set of 781 heads for the big block, they're at the machine shop now. Soon as I meet up with Scott and get the engine home it'll join the heads.
     
  25. lumpy 63
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    Scotty please tell me you didn't sell Lloyd the one that looked like it had salt water in 3 of the cylinders...:p
     
  26. 3-4 sleeves and .080 over that block will be pretty good, the crack isn’t very noticeableo_O
     
  27. Wouldn't surprise me one bit, that's the way my luck goes on case you haven't noticed lol
     
  28. Have you lost your mind? It was fresh water!
     
  29. lumpy 63
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    You must of missed the video of Scotty breaking out three of the pistons with an air hammer:rolleyes:
     
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