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What is it with everyone and this stock holly throttle body? (non fiero people) by pontiackid86
Started on: 08-04-2010 11:37 PM
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So this past weekend my buddy's friends shop was throwing a small car show kind of deal catering to the 250SX. So my buddy asked me to bring my 87 up as a favor. me having nothing better to do i went up with it and pulling into the parking lot all eyes on my car (i love it ) i start to pull into a parking spot and before i got out of the car the questions started rolling in. So this one kid comes up to me saying his dad bought a storege garage rull of fiero parts. Than he says he has a holly TB for sale for the V6 so me being the kill joy i ask how much? He reply's $300, i looked at him and said thats pretty steap for a stock part. He reply's what you mean stock it says holly right on the top of it. So i pop my decklid and point out my TB and tell him it came stock that way i just dont get it.

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Report this Post08-04-2010 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
Either he thought he fell into a gold mine, or he figured he would try to convince you that he had.

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Report this Post08-05-2010 12:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SNAPPY829Click Here to Email SNAPPY829Send a Private Message to SNAPPY829Direct Link to This Post
Very "rare" performance Holley throttlebody and you didnt jump on it???? WTF..PK?

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Report this Post08-05-2010 12:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakDirect Link to This Post
It's simple brand recognition - and a bit of ignorance as well. People know Holley is a good brand, but when presented with the parts think that they're all valuable because they are sought after aftermarket performance parts. A somewhat similar situation for example would be the people who try to sell Brembo calipers off of Evos. There's a lot of valuable parts that can come off of an Evo, and the Brembos are an item that frequently gets sold at a very high price despite the fact that they are typically worn and abused.
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Originally posted by SNAPPY829:

Very "rare" performance Holley throttlebody and you didnt jump on it???? WTF..PK?


Lol ohh ya lol i dunno what i was thinking
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Report this Post08-05-2010 12:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 02greens10Click Here to Email 02greens10Send a Private Message to 02greens10Direct Link to This Post
He may have other stuff that he thinks are junk but worth something, may just inquire a little more into what he has.

Some people though think anything Fiero is worth its weight in gold.
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Originally posted by 02greens10:

He may have other stuff that he thinks are junk but worth something, may just inquire a little more into what he has.

Some people though think anything Fiero is worth its weight in gold.



I cant tell you how many junk yards i'v been to that are that way... i always go and tell them you have been dropped on your head with that price and they got the part pulled for free because i dont buy it. on the other hand one yard i go to i almost pay for my parts by the pound.
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Report this Post08-05-2010 02:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Direct Link to This Post
All V6 fieros came with a holley throttlebody. GM commisioned holley to make the throttlebody for the fiero.
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Originally posted by fierogt28:

All V6 fieros came with a holley throttlebody. GM commisioned holley to make the throttlebody for the fiero.


Thanks for the update... that was the point of the whole thread...
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Report this Post08-05-2010 10:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerDirect Link to This Post
I keep seeing ads from dealers saying "this 2M6 has a Holley Carb and the amazing optional automatic transmission!"

I've also seen base coupes listed as "loaded" because at some point a PO added air conditioning...

I don't know which is worse.
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Originally posted by fierogt28:

All V6 fieros came with a holley throttlebody. GM commisioned holley to make the throttlebody for the fiero.


Really?
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Report this Post08-05-2010 03:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by katatak:
Really?


I've never seen a stock V6 that didn't have one.
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This thread is killing me
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Report this Post08-05-2010 10:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonDirect Link to This Post
This reminds me of some guy on ebay selling a Holley air scoop rare original for an extremely high price.

I emailed him just to make sure I wasn't missing something and here are the clips.

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Subject: Re: xxxxspoon has sent a question about item #200432192771, ending on Jan-31-10 21:23:29 PST - Fiero "Holley" scoop (original)

Dear xxxxxseller,

Is this the same Holley Scoop thats made out of plastic or the one made from Gold Pressed Latinum? Just curious. Spoon

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Dear xxxxspoon,

Not sure I know what Latinum is, having been around Fieros since they were new this is the only REAL Holley scoop I am familiar with. So I guess it is "Latinum". There were some aftermarket platic replicas, and i think that is what you might be referring to. I am poting more photos from every angle so it can be checked out.

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Anyone familiar with Star Trek knows what Gold Pressed Latinum is and he took me seriously as well as the Holley scoop!!

Spoon


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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

...People know Holley is a good brand...


Really? I've had a representative cross section of Holley carbs. I wasn't impressed.
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the 87 and 88 i belive came with holloys but like mine and 84 se did not come stocked there is a holloy for 84 and 85 that will nor fit on the 87s and 88s and i has a 2" plate on it that is one of the rare ones the ones on the v6s are not
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Originally posted by moonmoon2142:

the 87 and 88 i belive came with holloys but like mine and 84 se did not come stocked there is a holloy for 84 and 85 that will nor fit on the 87s and 88s and i has a 2" plate on it that is one of the rare ones the ones on the v6s are not


87 and 88 2.5L did not come with holley.

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Originally posted by moonmoon2142:

the 87 and 88 i belive came with holloys but like mine and 84 se did not come stocked there is a holloy for 84 and 85 that will nor fit on the 87s and 88s and i has a 2" plate on it that is one of the rare ones the ones on the v6s are not


 
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:


87 and 88 2.5L did not come with holley.



The "rare" aftermarket Holley TBI and intake manifold will only fit (bolt on) to the 84-86 4cyl. I have heard modifications can be made to fit the 87-88 (If you own a 1987/88 Fiero, you will need to fabricate an adaptor plate. GM totally changed the design of the TBI and intake manifold. You cannot use an earlier design intake manifold as the head on the 1987/88 has also changed. The earlier intakes will not bolt up to the newer head. All this means that a simple adaptor plate will have to be fabricated allowing the old bolt pattern of the HOLLEY TBI to be mounted onto the new GM designed intake manifold. Use a 1/4" aluminum plate along with a new 1987/88 TBI intake gasket. Angled screws must be used to maintain a low adaptor plate height. Remember, you must still open up the TBI bore on your intake manifold. If you are lucky enough to find one, use a HOLLEY intake manifold (except on 1987-88). From: http://ironduke7.tripod.com/builtduke.htm ) The intake manifold could be considered quite rare.

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Originally posted by moonmoon2142:

the 87 and 88 i belive came with holloys but like mine and 84 se did not come stocked there is a holloy for 84 and 85 that will nor fit on the 87s and 88s and i has a 2" plate on it that is one of the rare ones the ones on the v6s are not


84's did not come with a V6. The Holley TB being discussed here is stock on the V6 engines.
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Originally posted by dobey:


I've never seen a stock V6 that didn't have one.


ive never seen a stock v6 fiero.
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You screwed up by not allowing him to double his collection for rare HOLLEY 2.8 throttle bodies at a discounted price of only $200.00
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That's all I've got to say about that.
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LMFAO . . . . I stopped wondering why I never run out of cars to fix long long ago. That boy was the very definition of neo-tard.
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Report this Post12-10-2010 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Holley to me is a bad thing. I never had anything but problems with their carbs. One of the first things i did to my Coronet was throw the OEM Holley in the dumpster. I might use one of their fuel filters, but thats it.
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