End of an era - Holley files for bankruptcy

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Steven Stone wrote:

Bankruptcy does not mean they're going out of business. They are reorganizing. I am not sure for whom they are reorganizing. Thanks to better technology, carbs are no longer used in new cars and trucks.
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wrote:

Are carbs all they made? You'd think they would have gotten into fuel injection stuff.
And what about small engines like on mowers and 2 cycle engines. Didn't they make some for those engines? As far as I know all of them still use carbs. (or did they change that lately too?).
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On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 02:54:36 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

Carbs were/are not their only product. That is where they started. These days, they produce and sell a wide range of aftermarket maintenance replacement and performance automotive components and equipment. They are also a major OEM supplier to the manufacturers. And, yes, they do make fuel injection equipment. The carburetor line alone would have supported only a relatively small maunfacturer for several years now. I suspect the ties to the OEM side is greatly responsible for their current problems.
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lugnut wrote: <...>

The vast majority of small engines made today have carbs. However, some do have fuel injection. Small engines today are responsible for a lot of the air pollution, like unburned hydrocarbons. Fuel injectors will help decrease this problem.
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Jeff wrote:

I did a bad job of editing. lugnut did not write this. My bad.

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Well, in the US, the two cycles are supposed to change to four cycles (EPA) one of these days. The outboards have already done so. A lot of the small carbs are made outside the US.

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wrote:

Personally, I wont complain at all about changing the 2 cycle engines to 4 cycle. Mixing gas and oil has always been a pain, and worse yet, I have never owned any 2 cycle engine that does not need to be repaired at least every 6 months. In fact I got so tired of fighting with 2 cycle chain saws that I bought an electric one. I'd rather run extension cords, than fight to start a 2 cycle engine. It seems that if a person uses their chainsaw daily they work better, but for me, it's something I use a few times a year, and even if I drain the gas, they just dont want to start.
Most of the carbs I find on small engines are Walbro. I suppose thats an import. I am almost sure I have seen Holley carbs on at least a few small engines.
F.D.
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

Mack used to make some good 2-cycle diesel engines.
They were, however, too heavy for chainsaws.
Jeff
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On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:19:02 GMT, Jeff

That would have been the DDA division of GM - Not Mack
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Steven Stone wrote:

Well, this might give nascar food for thought about getting out of the dark ages and go to fuel injection.
I predict some scavenger group will buy holly for pennies on the dollar and move all production to china or such.
Bob
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Bob Urz wrote:

There are other companies that make carbs.
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