holley dominator on street car?

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  1. mJolnir

    mJolnir Veteran Member

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    when i bough my engine it came complete from oil pan to carb, since it used to be a race car engine it came with a holley dominator, can they be made to work on a street driven car?

    heres the model i have
    http://www.holley.com/0-8896-1.asp

    thank you for your time
     
  2. Rich Schmidt

    Rich Schmidt Veteran Member

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    Yes,they can work on a street engine. A 3 circuit is better then a 2 circuit for part throttle driving,but either one could be made to work in applications over about 500hp.
     
  3. mJolnir

    mJolnir Veteran Member

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    well its a 10:1 475bbc with ported heads, if it doesnt make 500 flywheel horses ill be disapointed :p
     
  4. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

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    Cannot remember the site but it was saying that the 2 circuit metering blocks were better on the street than the 3 circuit models, One guy also put in 850 dp blocks and said his 1050 was the best on the street it had ever run.

    I got an extra 1050 I should try this but I would rather have the 750 doninator.
     
  5. Rich Schmidt

    Rich Schmidt Veteran Member

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    Your not the first person to say that. The 2 circuit blocks do have better emulsion chareteristics then the 3 circuit. They allow fuel to move a little sooner. The intermidiate circuit can be a little fat for part throttle driving but my opinion is that you can take the edge off that by opening up the intermediate air bleeds. I have heard of guys putting 2 circuit blocks on 3 circuit carbs and swearing it's the best thing since sliced bread. I have a 3 circuit 1160 on my car and it drives as well on the street as my highly tuned 850 DP. I think the 2 vs 3 circuit is all a matter of taste in how you like to tune your carb. I bet I am the only clown out there with a power valve on his Dominator too.
     
  6. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is way to much carb for 500hp
     
  7. mJolnir

    mJolnir Veteran Member

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    This engine swap dried my pockets, so it will have to work with that or ill buy an adapter so I can bolt the holley 600 my 305 had
     
  8. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sell it and buy something that will work good on your engine
     
  9. mJolnir

    mJolnir Veteran Member

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    What would work great on my engine?
     
  10. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Give me some specs on your engine
     

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