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FrankWest 09-03-2014 06:06 PM

installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

I have a model b 50 hp engine. How much increase in hp would I see installing a downdraft intake and a stromberg 48 carb?

Logan 09-03-2014 06:26 PM

Re: installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

Probably in the neighborhood of 7 hp for just the carb.

Jim Brierley 09-03-2014 06:30 PM

Re: installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

can't tell you in hp but changing from the A carb to an 81 (smaller than the 48) improved my time by a full second in a hill climb.

FrankWest 09-03-2014 08:42 PM

Re: installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

Is there anything else that can improve a model b engine performance?
I am afraid to change the head, worry about bad or rusted studs... I don;t know if i would have that problem, but usually things don't go smoothlywhen working on an 80 year old engine. How about a more efficient water pump??

quickchange 09-03-2014 09:55 PM

Re: installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

Buy Jim B,s Book , send him a mail above , This will answer or your questions, top book & top guy .It will be the best investment you can make ,

Jim Brierley 09-04-2014 10:26 AM

Re: installing downdraft stromberg carb
 

thanks Derek! yes, many things but carb and compression are the quickest and easiest. for my book e-mail jimb4e4@gmail.com $24 mailed in the US.


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