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Old 09-30-2010, 01:30 AM
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Got an email today from Pro-Form it looks like they have an extensive line of Carbs available now has anyone used them? Looks like some good inovation was used in the design making tuning a lot more user friendly.

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Still alot of $$ for a Chinese copy of a Holley.
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It's weird how pricey they are considering they're copies and made at virtually no cost. That aside, they get good reviews and do seem to perform well. They're more for guys into tuning over and over until it's right and they look pretty. Performance wise it's equal to a good tuned holley. If holley parts were as pretty I'd choose the holley no doubt. There are posts on this board where guys are using the baseplates or body only mixed into an existing holley.
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I have the race series 750cfm with adjustable vac secondaries. Chinese or not, I was blown away by the quality. Same carb as a quick fuel for a couple bucks less. Quality of parts is first notch. I really like changing vac secondaries start point with a set screw instead of changing springs.

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There are differences between the ProForm and the Holley... THEY ARE NOT AN IDENTICAL COPY. But they are based off of the Holley and tune up in a similar manner in most respects.
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I would suggest, if you need a new carb, to contact THIS guy. You give him all of your engine specs, vehicle weight, gearing, intended use, etc. and he will custom build and tailor the carb to your needs. I put one of his HR680s on my SBC 388 and I absolutely love it. All I had to do was adjust float level to match my fuel pressure and adjust the 4 corner idle. Plug readings are dead nuts and the throttle response excellent.
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Got an email today from Pro-Form it looks like they have an extensive line of Carbs available now has anyone used them? Looks like some good inovation was used in the design making tuning a lot more user friendly.
Hope they are better then their rocker arms.
But i guess you get what you pay for in this old world.JMO

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I am using a proform street series 650 vacuum secondary on my 86 s10 and I have excellent performance from it and throttle response is excellent. Tuning was just the same as any holley just a little fine tuning and it was good to go. Never had any problems.
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