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carb questions holley or edelbrock?

i have a stock 350 from a 72 camaro runs good but has a 2 barrel> i also have a new edelbrock 2101 intake and dynomax headers? what carb should i use? what else would i need to make this thing breathe better

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i have a stock 350 from a 72 camaro runs good but has a 2 barrel> i also have a new edelbrock 2101 intake and dynomax headers? what carb should i use? what else would i need to make this thing breathe better
In my few experiences I have found holley to be more of a "specific use" carb.
What I mean is they dont seem to give you good all out dragstrip on weekends, plus idle around street, plus ,plus. They will tune for one but then you loose a bit when using for other uses. Where as edelbrock is/seems to be more of a "little bit of everything" carb.

I'm sure others who know their beeswax can help more but thats my own experience.

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In my few experiences I have found holley to be more of a "specific use" carb.
What I mean is they dont seem to give you good all out dragstrip on weekends, plus idle around street, plus ,plus. They will tune for one but then you loose a bit when using for other uses. Where as edelbrock is/seems to be more of a "little bit of everything" carb.

I'm sure others who know their beeswax can help more but thats my own experience.

PLUS NO POWER VALVES TO BLOW

Edelbrocks are dirt simple to get to run decently, A holley can be tuned more more finely with less effort though. I actually have rebuilt one of each in the past week, and am currently running the Edelbrock to get my project running. Out of the box holley's are more adjustable- you can adjust an edelbrock just as finely but you need to get creative.
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no offence, but if your asking this question, you should run an edelbrock,
there idiot proof! they either work or they dont. sliding around corners they tend to lean out. hollys are more of a pain in the rear, but worth it from a performance standpoint. you backfire once, and your changing powervalves. personally, i would leave the 2 barrel on until you were ready to do some engine work.
i have slapped intakes headers carbs on 2 barrel engines before and didnt have much advantage. CAM IS THE KEY!
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no offence, but if your asking this question, you should run an edelbrock,
there idiot proof! they either work or they dont. sliding around corners they tend to lean out. hollys are more of a pain in the rear, but worth it from a performance standpoint. you backfire once, and your changing powervalves. personally, i would leave the 2 barrel on until you were ready to do some engine work.
i have slapped intakes headers carbs on 2 barrel engines before and didnt have much advantage. CAM IS THE KEY!
good luck

what kind of cam? how much would that be? my 350 is in a 66 caprice? i want power, but nothing ridiculous? just enough to scare me a little. what would you do in my situation?

i have
-66 caprice
-edelbrock intake
-dynomax headers
oh yeah i just got a hei distributor and wires
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What heads? Sounds like it is about time to get a decent cam. Total cost for a cheap cam and installation is going to be about $300 in parts- if you do it yourself.
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What heads? Sounds like it is about time to get a decent cam. Total cost for a cheap cam and installation is going to be about $300 in parts- if you do it yourself.

eah, its not that expensive!!! you can call summit and get a decent cam and lifter set for about 100 bucks, gasket kits are around 30 bucks, i would advise to get a COMPLETE gasket kit, because its cheap..

5 hours worth of work , with smoke and beer breaks! then you can put the intake on!
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eah, its not that expensive!!! you can call summit and get a decent cam and lifter set for about 100 bucks, gasket kits are around 30 bucks, i would advise to get a COMPLETE gasket kit, because its cheap..

5 hours worth of work , with smoke and beer breaks! then you can put the intake on!
springs add another $50, but $300 may be slightly over the top for a cheap job.
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use a holley with vacuum secondarys. 600 or 750 square bores are the cheapest and easiest to work on. I like the holley 3310's.

edelbrocks are terrible carbs.

edelbrock makes good intakes and good heads, but the carbs are really bad. they tend to vapor lock and the accelerator pumps get sticky.
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whoa

wait a minute....if i change the cam and all that other stuff will a 600 cfm still be sufficient or not. this is getting confusing damn?

im feeling like i should just leave it stock now?
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carb 300
cam and lifters 150
gaskets 50
miscelaeneous **** 100


this just became a 600 dollar job

what if i just put the headers intake and a quadrajet on and call it a day
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edelbrocks are terrible carbs.

this is totally not true.

if youre having vapor lock issues go buy a 50 dollar eletric fuel pump and run that, im running an edelbrock 1406 on my ZZ4 350 and i couldnt be happier, only thing is you might want to get a fuel pressure regulator, i dont have one and it works fine without it but you can definitely tell its getting a little too much fuel.

all in all for a good easy set and forget carb that works A-1 out of the box , ide take the edelbrock, holleys just have too many tinkering issues, who wants to re-tune their carb every time they drive their car? definitely not me.
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I would use an 600 Holley with vacuum secondaries, 3310 I believe.
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I'm a Holley man myself But i know several people that love the Edelbrock.


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