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LS-6 Carb.


The original carb for my car (clone 1970 ls-6 el camino) should be a Holley 780 cfm. #4557. There just a little to expensive for me to use for only one event a year, if I can even find one. My question is would a Holley 750 cfm #3310 with vac. secondaries be allowable. They look almost identical and there is certainly no advantage?

 This may be harder and far more expensive to accomplish than I thought.

           Steve (Calif. LS-6)
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Steve, Holley sells restoration carburetors. They are brand new service carbs for popular applications.

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=chevellecamino&Product_Code=4557

If you shop around, they can be found a little cheaper. The main benefit is that you start with a brand new carburetor. No worn, broken, or missing parts to contend with.



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1972 Chevelle SS 454/4 speed "tribute"
F/S car - almost done.
1969 Chevelle 2dr Hardtop - next on deck.
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Thank you for the info. I did see a couple of repro carbs. on e-bay and the one they show at SS 396. But then I went to Holley's web site and they don't show one at all. I wouldn't mind spending the money if I knew I was getting a real Holley, I just don't want a Chinese one.
 How are you coming along on your 72? When you get it finished how many, and which events do you plan on attending?
 When I was at U.S-131 last year in June I thought that was the nicest drag strip and event I'd ever been to. But I was informed that the mid Sept. race in Stanton is the big one.
 I will only be able to afford one trip a year. So I better pick wisely. And with the unpredictable weather back there that could be difficult.
 Thanks for your reply and have fun building your car.
           Steve
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I am at a standstill with my car, ruptured a tendon in my right arm. Had surgery last Thursday, going to be unable to work on my car for 3-4 months.

I am thinking one of the fall races will be my game plan next year. Would also like to do the east coast race as well. I prefer to race in the cooler weather, but may consider flying out to spectate next June. I am tired of telling myself, "next year", only to have something come up.

As for the carb, I would start calling vendors that carry them. And ask as many questions until you are satisfied. I found a 4557 list Holley today on the bay, was double date stamped. Considered a "blem", $550.

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1969 Chevelle 2dr Hardtop - next on deck.
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In my opinion, US 131 is a nicer track, but the event in Stanton draws twice the amount of cars.
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