Author Topic: Wrenchin’ Tip – Priming a Holley 6/16/2010  (Read 1332 times)

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Wrenchin’ Tip – Priming a Holley 6/16/2010
« on: June 23, 2010, 11:02:32 PM »
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YEAH!!!! I know!! Where have these been…right? Sorry, but I think I’m back on track.

My Mustang has an old school 4 barrel Holley and although it starts pretty quick after a few pumps of pedal to get the mechanical fuel pump to push gas where it needs to be. But if your old school muscle car or race rod sits for a while or you swap carbs often, you can spend some considerable time cranking on the engine. This might seem like no biggie, but it can cause lobe failure on a flat-tappet cam.

For my Holley there’s a better way.

You need to locate your float-level sight plugs.


Holley - image not from my mustang (image link) http://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/wrenchin%e2%80%99-tip-%e2%80%93-priming-a-holley-6162010/


A different configuration
(image link) http://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/wrenchin%e2%80%99-tip-%e2%80%93-priming-a-holley-6162010/



Take a plastic squeeze bottle…. (Do you really need a pic of a squeeze bottle?) Well just in case…

(image link) http://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/wrenchin%e2%80%99-tip-%e2%80%93-priming-a-holley-6162010/




Bottle Pic you don't need!!!

this type works the best…. and fill the float bowls with fuel until it trickles…(very little trickle…no fires…please.)


Float Bowls

(image link) http://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/wrenchin%e2%80%99-tip-%e2%80%93-priming-a-holley-6162010/



This should be enough fuel to allow the fuel line to fill from the tank. According to the specs a Holley can run 45- 60 seconds on full bowls.

Keep your cam safe!!!

Thanks for Reading

Tim

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Re: Wrenchin’ Tip – Priming a Holley 6/16/2010
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 12:29:35 AM »
Thanks for the information.  If my old'65 has been setting for a few weeks, I just put a tablespoon of gas down the throat and she starts right up. 

 

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