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Old 09-09-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Sticking float valve

Got a sticking float valve on my Ford 59 carb. Same as Stromberg 97? What is most reliable style of valve, current one is viton? Where to buy from?
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:01 PM   #2
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Get a solid brass needle. The rubber tipped ones have an issue with sticking.
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Gross-Jet valves work very good. Just Google Gross-Jet valve.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:02 PM   #4
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Gross-Jet valves work very good. Just Google Gross-Jet valve.
Or S-Jet
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:37 PM   #5
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Gross-Jet valves work very good. Just Google Gross-Jet valve.
Yes they do until they don't. I would never again use one. I have had two to date stick closed.
Perhaps bad luck but when the second stuck closed, well, no more for me.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:39 PM   #6
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Default Re: Sticking float valve

Does Gross-Jet make a float valve for a Ford/Holley 94 carb (model 59) ? I think that's what mrtexas has. Or are they made just for Stromberg carbs ? I have had good luck with solid steel needles, as Kube stated earlier.


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Old 09-09-2019, 08:58 PM   #7
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Got a sticking float valve on my Ford 59 carb. Same as Stromberg 97? What is most reliable style of valve, current one is viton? Where to buy from?
Everyone has an idea of what works best.
Go to the HAMB and type "float valves" in the search.
Enough reading to keep you busy for an hour.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:36 AM   #8
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May not be the float valve..might be the garbage gas like here in calif. had a lot of trouble with calif. gas sticking the float on 30's cars..pounding carb side helps sometimes... a bottle of carb cleaner helps....sc
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:39 AM   #9
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Might be a combination of both. I agree with sal.

I'd refer to charlieNY, sal, and max.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:42 AM   #10
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A 59 holly is not anything like a 97 strom. Valve pressure stems are universal.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:20 PM   #11
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Tapped the 97 on my 38 Coupe with a small hammer and got it unstuck, working fine since
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