so the thermoquad on the 360 in my truck has started acting up - inconsistent idle , had to unhook choke because of flooding etc . hey , its 30+ years old . I put an edelbrock performer intake on it when I regasketed the motor and put headers on it and ran the t-quad that way . overall ran pretty good but I knew eventually it was gonna be time for a carb change . had an idea a while back I wanted to try and last fall at 'da valley picked up a decent , complete looking holley 650 vac secondary spread bore #80555 . but they are ugly . got a quick fuel kit for it and put on a spare set of #3310 style bowls basically ( mod's needed - have to redo the pump shot passageway and bowl gasket and modify rear bowl where the right rear carb bolt is . the pic points to spot where the original hole in metering block was ) . added a quick fuel adjustable vac unit and got a new holley electric choke assy also . think I've got about $175 in'er . popped on a 1" spacer and used carb mount studs not bolts - tight fit - went on pretty good overall with front bowl removed . easy back on . couple pump shots , hit key , started right up . after about 10 seconds idled nice , good quick response , crisp sounding . even with no choke hook up yet . now comes the part where I have to hook up the linkage . fun . and then road test it . thought this might be an option for someone with a cruiser - bolts to stock or TA intake without adapter , looks pretty good . not a "race" carb by any means . but we'll see how it goes when I kick it in the fanny !