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Old 03-18-2005, 06:35 PM
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Holley 3310-2 set up help?

My Holley 3310-2 is giving me fits. The car stumbles at acceleration off idle, at anyything over 1500prm's it gets right with it. The inside of the carb is dark charcoal. What do I need to do to get this carb straightened out?

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You are going to need to start with the basics.First of all don't use the vacume on the side of thwe metering body for dist vacume,use the vacume on the base plate.Also check how far you have the idle speed screw set,in other words how far open are the primary throttle blades at idle.
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You need to get a Holley book or two. Holleys are not easy to tune. SA Designs makes a good one.

You also need a vacuum guage. That is the only way to set idle mixture.
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The Knowledge Base on this site has the info since this question is asked a few times a week.
Here is their site with a free downloadable manual and trouble shooters guide.
http://www.holley.com/HiOctn/TechServ/TechInfo/FMCTech.html
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I don't think the holley sight will help him. It tells all the part names, and how to tune each part, but it doesn't tell when to tune what, in which order or how each one affects overall performance. I think he needs to buy a holley book from the store and just give it a good read-through. I've found (george) that a good friend will teach you more about this stuff than any book ever will, its just a hands-on sort of thing. Do you know anybody who knows their stuff about these carburetors?

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Here's a place to get you started with tuning your carb, lots of good information.

http://www.bob2000.com/carb.htm
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I don't think the holley sight will help him. It tells all the part names, and how to tune each part, but it doesn't tell when to tune what, in which order or how each one affects overall performance. I think he needs to buy a holley book from the store and just give it a good read-through. I've found (george) that a good friend will teach you more about this stuff than any book ever will, its just a hands-on sort of thing. Do you know anybody who knows their stuff about these carburetors?

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Owning Holley book is essential to owning a Holley. I even recommend carying a small tackle type box with needle and seat gaskets, needle and seats, bowl and metering block gaskets, and other small parts. A flat head screwdriver, a 5/8" wrench, a 5/16" wrench and a vacuum guage are also good to carry in the trunk.

There are plenty of people on this board more than capable of answering carb tuning questions. Just make sure your question has enough info for us to answer accurately.

Another good link

I have found their method of setting idle speed to be the most accurate for a street driven car. This isn't in most Holley books.
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