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Old 12-23-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default 97 Accelerator Pump Woes

Had a pair of Stromberg 97's rebuilt several years ago. Finally had everything together 6 months ago and the accelerator pumps did not work. Was advised by the rebuilder to take them out and bend the rubbers ( I meen leather) out so they had better contact. Did that and the engine ran like a top. Put only about 10 miles on the car and put it away to work on other stuff.

Now that the grand kids are here for Christmas they want a ride in a 32 Highboy. Go to start up the car and the pumps not working again. A bit irritation that I have to pull the pumps and flex out the rubbers again.

Who makes a pump that has decent rubbers? I meen leathers

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Old 12-23-2019, 05:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: 97 Accelerator Pump Woes

I've never seen a Stromberg 97 with a rubber accel pump piston. Always leather with a spring in a circle behind the leather lip. They may make rubber versions, but I've never seen one.


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Old 12-23-2019, 05:37 PM   #3
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Memory is not as it used to be. Second thought tells me it is leather. Six months ago I soaked it in light oil and gave it a good massage. Like I said it worked fine but I do not think I need to do this over and over.
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Get a hold of Max Musgrove, Mr Stromberg.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:43 PM   #5
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Get a hold of Max Musgrove, Mr Stromberg.
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He did and I told him he needs to drive it a bit more often...
MMO might help, but if they sit too long with this stuff they call gas, they'll dry up quickly.
Some guy in Florida makes synthetic pumps, but I have no experience with them. And where his wife spits, the grass won't grow.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:50 PM   #6
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Only had non ethanol gas in the car. My problem is that I have been working on other stuff on the car, and fishing. Need to get it working again then drive it more
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