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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 10:35 PM
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Best Holley Carb Book

Can any recommend a good book on Holley carbs for someone who doesn't really know a whole lot about carbs?

Basically I'm looking for a good manual for adjusting and rebuilding.

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Re: Best Holley Carb Book

Dave Emanuel has one on Holley carbs, and it's the best I've ever seen!!
Unfortunatly, some one has carried off my copy, so I'm not sure who published it, or what the ISBN is...
Written for the layman, and loaded with really good tips on tuning...

Jeff Williams has a pretty good book, ISBN 0-931472-27-X, Named 'Holley Rebuilding & Modifying'.
It's not exactly 'Holley Carbs For Dummies', if you know what I mean....
Read Dave's book first, and you will get most of it.

Don't forget to get the Holley bible, But you don't have to buy it, it's online now at under Tech.
Just print out what you need for your carb.
They have all the carb specs under list # on a downloadable PDF file.
Good to have when you have a carb, going 'What the hell is it?'.....

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Re: Best Holley Carb Book

Dave Emanuels book is very good, I think it was S-A design, or something like that. Alex Walordy also has a good Holley book called Holley Supertuning ISBN 0941167-00-3. A little more circle track oriented, but explain mods better than Dave's book.. Found Dave's book ISBN 0-931472-08-3. Has a very good list # guide that has all of the factory specs.

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Re: Best Holley Carb Book

Got to agree with Fireball on this one, Holley Supertuning was aimed at circle track stuff, and it elaborates too much on modifying than basic function and tuning.

Start with Dave Emanual's book, than move to the others....
Dave does such a great job of describing how a carb works, that if you don't 'get it' by the end of the first few chapters, you should pick a different specialty.
We use it like a 'Holley Carbs For Dummies' around here. It starts with the basics, and works up to some pretty sophisticated theories and explanations. plus it has some great tuning tips in it.


I threw a hissey-fit yesterday when my book was missing, and I found it on my desk today...
Go figure....

The name is 'HOLLEY CARBURETORS, by Dave Emanuel.
It's an SA/ Cartech book.
ISBN is 1-884089-28-3
They are about $15 from summit...

Mine smells like carb cleaner, so I'm sure it's the FNG (Friggin' New Guy)....

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