Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Paola, Kansas
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Re: having problems installing holley carb
I have one of these carbs, mine's a Holley 5200. It uses a lot of parts from the Weber 32/36 DVG, like the gaskets, power valve, and I think the needle, seat, and float. The air horn is not the same, and Weber air cleaners or adaptors will not fit without modification. The carb is rated at 280 cfm; that's 20 cfm less than the Weber 32/36. This carb uses Holley jets and does not have emulsion tubes, or tunable idle jet circuit like the Weber. It was not made by Motorcraft, it was sold by Holley as a conversion carb for imports. It even has "Manufactured by Holley under Liscense from Weber, Italy" cast into the bottom of the fuel bowl. It's a simplified, cheaper version of the Weber, but I ran it for years on a water cooled 1.5 liter VW and it really performed well. I'm building a manifold to run it on my Sammy, after a rebuild.