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Old 07-24-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Stromberg carbs

There is a sale coming up with 3 identical Stromberg carbs for sale. I dont really see any large ID like a #97 or other common logo on side. It would appear it was part of a tri-power set up . I dont have way to send pics but are they worth picking up JUST because they're Stromberg? I suppose the price would vary greatly depending on model. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:39 PM   #2
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Maybe they are Stromberg 48's?
Do they have the summer/winter positions for accel pump?
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:19 PM   #3
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I will have to take a closer look at the accel pump tomorrow. Looking for carbs for 46 Ford, wondering if these would be a good match. No idea what year these are or model #,will look into tomorrow
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:36 AM   #4
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I believe Stromberg 48's were used in '34 and '35, and 97's used from '36 thru '38. In '39 started the Holley/Ford 94 style carbs used through 1956.

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Old 07-25-2020, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thanks Sal! Without markings its hard to know what they are. I hear about Strombergs used on later Ford dual/tri carb set ups and thought someday I could always try it.
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:56 PM   #6
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What numbers are on the passenger side of the carburetor bowl ? 31/32 denotes a Stromberg 97, 1 1/32 denotes a Stromberg 48, 13 /16 denotes a Stromberg 81.
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:08 PM   #7
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The reason the Stromberg 97s were only used for three years is that they are difficult to repair and adjust, particularly in twos or threes. They became popular because three would fit on a hot rod manifold with the stock generator. At our shop we recently rebuilt
a 97, and I had to search for my special tools from my hotrod days in the early 50's.
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:14 PM   #8
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No reason to work with old overpriced worn out Stromberg carbs.
You can buy new here.
https://www.stromberg-97.com/

Bolt on adjust idle and drive.
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:00 PM   #9
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AHA!! 1 1/32 is on side of bowl. Ok guys, these appear to be in excellent rebuilt condition with all parts present. What would be a fair price? Sounds like I would have to use offset generator setup with these carbs? Thank you!!
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:25 PM   #10
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AHA!! 1 1/32 is on side of bowl. Ok guys, these appear to be in excellent rebuilt condition with all parts present. What would be a fair price? Sounds like I would have to use offset generator setup with these carbs? Thank you!!
Yep. 48's.

If this helps, I bought an unused Uncle Max rebuilt 97 from a member here for $125. I know this was a good deal, so that is the low end.

To have Uncle Max rebuild my two excellent 97's two years ago was $205 a piece so that gives you an idea of what it cost to rebuild a core that does not need parts.
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:01 PM   #11
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Having Uncle Max rebuild the carburetors is still less expensive than buying new reproductions, and you will have the satisfaction that they will work the first time you use them. Also the satisfaction of using original ford carburetors.
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