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Author Topic:   Holley 350, 500 or ???, What's best for 2300
ss27
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 27, 2004 02:20 PM  
Have a 2300 4 cyl and wanting to buy a new carb and was wanting to find out some pro's and con's about different carbs. Holley 350, Holley 500 or something else.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted July 27, 2004 02:32 PM  
what length track, how many rr's you going to turn , and most importantly how built up is your engine!

ss27
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 27, 2004 07:43 PM  
1/4 mile, around 7000, stock bottom end and 100 milled off the head with adjustable cam gear on a stock hyd roller cam.

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bigcityracer
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posted July 27, 2004 07:56 PM  
I would run the holley 350. If you run the 500 and have any dead spot at the bottom end, you are going nowhere. A 500 is an excellent carb but, if the RPM drops to low in the corner it will kill the performance.

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 28, 2004 07:38 AM  
Had problems with my 500 it wanted to bog down for a split second once it got where it needed to be it was time to hit the corner. I drove my buddies on race he had a 350 and it was perfect.

juliaferrell
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posted July 28, 2004 12:47 PM  
350 is plenty and probably best.........throttle response is unbelievable compared to a 500

Xtrem4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted July 29, 2004 07:23 AM  
Yes-350holley!

Xtrem4U
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posted July 29, 2004 07:24 AM  
Yes-350holley!

b4racing
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posted July 29, 2004 12:30 PM  
350 will be a good fit but don't count out the weber 3236 I bet you would really like it. BObby

racerman707
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posted July 29, 2004 02:20 PM  
B4....We run a 32/36 cause we have to. If we go to another track that allows 350 and 500 holleys how would the weber run on a efi intake, 620 roller, header with merge collector, and stock length rods and wisecos? Any experience?

b4racing
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Total posts: 626
posted July 29, 2004 07:55 PM  
how big of a track what has been done to the head? What is your expected r's. If you are staying on the smaller tracks then I would stick to a weber and no bigger than the 350. I like having throttle responce. Now with that said I like my 3838 weber on my fully ported ranger head. I turn it fairly high and aim for about 8400-8600.

bigcityracer
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posted July 29, 2004 09:41 PM  
b4 What year ranger head?? Will it bolt to the standard 2.3 block?? Will any changes need to be made??
Thanks

racerman707
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posted July 30, 2004 08:11 AM  
B4...The head is oval port ported and polished, Esslinger 2232 cam, running 1/2 mile track with long turns, medium bank tacky to dry. Will probably turn 8000-8300. We ran the track before with a 500 and seemed dead till about 7500 would love to try a 38/38 but can't find one.

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 31, 2004 10:08 AM  
Racerman I have heard alot of those Ranger heads. I just never see anyone run one. What year head are you running. And is it one with the 8 spark plugs. Thanks

b4racing
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posted August 01, 2004 02:38 PM  
around 82-85. the head will bolt directly on. It is Awsome. My dad has a ported and polished D-port and he cann't believe the difference. It will out flow Any cast head out there in full port and polish form. Ebay is a wonderful place to get a new 3838 I got one about 75.00 cheaper than I had seen anywhere else.

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted August 01, 2004 02:42 PM  
also it is not an 8 plug head I have never heard anything good from those. JD Laramee is the one that hooked me up with this head. if you guys want to talk to him here is his cell number call between 5 and 8 pm m-f for the best time to catch him. Bobby

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