- Feb 22, 2014
*unless we're talking all out drag racing.. But then again. There are better carbs for that than the holley we are talking about here!
My main reason for making that post was to gauge people's reactions. I'm certainly not trying to get in a knockdown drag out internet war with anyone. The main thing that bothers me about the whole world of carburetors is the "slap it on and go" mentality. If you know anything about a carburetor, no matter what kind it is.. You would be a fool to expect to bolt any carburetor on an engine and have it work flawlessly without some kind of adjustment.Dude, that's a dangerous taunt on here. I'm a Holley fan too, but most of the guys on here like the factory correct Q Jets. I'd pick your battles carefully my friend. Just givin' you a heads up...
You're missing the point, here. Quick fuel carburetors are essentially a Holley Carburetor. Basic form and function are exactly the same. They use power valves and metering blocks, like any Holley. Quickfuel simply offers more "bells and whistles" for more specific applications. Which features are you referring to that quickfuel offers and holley doesn't?There is something better, Anything from Quick Fuel. They include features on their carbs that Holley could but doesn't.
I, as well as others got your point. You were fishing, I really don't care what you were fishing for...
You asked if anyone thought there was something better than Holley and I just pointed out that YES there is and it happens to be a near identical design. How can Holley be the best hands down if they are inferior to other companies that are using their design? And we haven't even gotten to Barry Grant...
Never said offer... I said include, more specifically "they could but don't". But I'll be your huckleberry. Secondary metering plates with replaceable jets for single feed carbs, to my knowledge Holley does not offer one. Quick Fuel not only offers one they include it in their 4160 style carbs. While the Holley and Quick fuel are of the same pattern they are miles apart in design features and adjustability. And when I say adjustability I'm not talking about the Holley method of drilling either. Holley it seems wants to either nickle and dime you to death with additional parts or up sell you to a much more expensive carb with more features than you want. Common business practice, but that leaves the door open for others to fill the large gaps with similar products. And I really don't count an adjustable secondary metering plate as "bells and whistles". But I do count a plate that has to be drilled as primitive.
Features you see, make or break a carbs usefulness as well as potential. If the carb doesn't come with the necessary features to adjust it to thew users engine then it's really not a great carb.
And just an FYI if you buy a polished item from Holley, it's only half *ss polished.
If you're running a 4160 on a V6 you're probably better off to go with a 390 CFM 0-8007 carb rather than a 600 CFM 0-80457S. I'm not saying secondary fuel metering needs no adjustment. It is unlikely that most people with that kind of setup are going to want or need to adjust fuel metering in the secondaries. For those very few who wish to adjust that, we offer different metering plates.You as a Holley tech rep are saying the 4160's secondary fuel metering needs no adjustment? From a V6 through a 350 they all require the same setup? Then in that case my 4160 was junk. To keep costs down? Give us specs, features and pricing for a 4160 carb 0-80457S and a Slayer carb SL-600-VS .Difference in price is much much less than the cost of the QF plate.
I had my say. But from here out you won't be talking to me. After experiencing your attitude and then to see you are supposed to be a Holley Tech Rep, I put you on the ignore list. I really don't feel like debating with a salesman.
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