Holley 1850?? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 02:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nebraska
Age: 30
Posts: 146
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Holley 1850??

Hi,

I was lookin at a Holley carb tonight. Here were the numbers on it.

#1850-5
1950

Are these good carbs? I think this is a 600 cfm carb. Anyway, looks like it is in decent condition. What should I offer him for it if I was to buy it? I currently have a 750 Quadrajet on a 350 with a 487 heads, Performer intake, and mild cam. I like my Quadrajet that I have on now. Just wondering if there was anything to be gained performance wise?

Thanks

Chevy 21

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 02:35 AM
The Webmaster 1
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Age: 53
Posts: 18
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quad

As far as I'm concerned throw away that Quad.
You can do so much more with a Holley
Of course your fuel mileage will drop with the Holley unless your foot is into the Quad all the time since the primaries are smaller in a Quad,,the secondaries will suck the fuel in like pouring it from a gas can. Well the gas station will like you.
I don't know what you want but a Holley looks alot better on an engine and a smoother working carb.
I've always been told that an AFB is the Best but I will stick to Holley
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 02:38 AM
The Webmaster 1
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Age: 53
Posts: 18
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Price

By the way,if this carb is a good working carb(Holley) it ought to be worth an easy 100.00 if not more but just offer him 25 bucks to see what his reaction is..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 09:44 AM
StevenC's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Riverside Ca
Posts: 192
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
As far as I'm concerned throw away that Quad.
You can do so much more with a Holley
I wouldnt go that far... If you work with it enough more can be done with a quad imho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 10:04 AM
Rhansen's Avatar
Footbraker
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Age: 45
Posts: 590
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
IMO Q-jet>Holley 1850. I wouldn't give over $40 for an 1850 carb, the secondary metering can't be changed without doing a conversion ($$).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2005, 11:15 AM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,253
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Keep the QuadraJet and learn to tune it, the 1850 Holley can't begin to touch it for mileage OR performance. I'm using an 1850 on my 350 right now because it was on the car when I bought it and will continue to use it because it is working "OK" until I do a cam, intake manifold and exhaust change in a few weeks. After I have the cam broken in I'm switching back to a Q-Jet. If you decide to "throw away" your Q-Jet send it my way, I like 'em.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
That lousy Holley carb cool rockin daddy Engine 30 02-29-2008 03:01 PM
Holley throttle body Kevin45 Engine 1 06-10-2005 12:46 PM
Carb comparison Demon vs Holley DTL504 Engine 12 12-29-2004 03:53 PM
Holley 1850 V8 Datsun Engine 8 08-10-2004 03:37 PM
Holley 1850 minor parts 78 monte Engine 1 06-29-2003 02:48 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.