Modern Tuning Techniques For Holley Carburetors

CARBTUNING Over the past 50 years, the venerable Holley carburetor hasn’t changed much. It’s simple design and near infinite adjust-ability have long made it a favorite among enthusiasts. What has changed are the tuning tools available to us. While EFI tuners routinely use this new technology with great success, surprisingly few carb owners have warmed up to the idea yet. Read more
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Budget-Friendly Carburetor Buyer’s Guide

LEAD-ART-carb If you haven’t considered installing a brand-new carburetor lately, here’s something to keep in mind: Most don’t require much effort to install, generally have the potential to free up hidden power and fuel mileage, don’t require much maintenance, and are pretty affordable. Many are ready to go right out of the box, only requiring an idle or primary jet adjustment to dial it in. This “set it and forget” attitude makes installing a new carb that much easier; getting your sled back out on the road in no time. Read more
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Bearing Clearance Basics

One of the abilities that separates the experienced engine builders from the novices is properly fitting the bearing clearances for both the crank and rod journals From the December, 2011 issue of Circle Track By Jeff Huneycutt When you get right down to it, many of the tasks involved in building a race are mundane. It isn’t too difficult to drop a piston in a hole or bolt up an intake manifold. And neither is checking your valve lash or fitting your main and rod bearings. The trick is knowing how to do it right, taking your time to pay attention to the details and having the proper tools which can make your life a lot easier. Read more
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