How-To: Stromberg throttle shaft extension kit

We’ve written a new ‘How To’ article, with clear pictures, for the Stromberg Tech Center on how to fit our new 9139K Throttle Shaft Extension Kit. If you’ve got one of the old school 4×2 intakes that stagger the 97 carburetors close together, like the Weiand WC4D and Edelbrock CD-694, or if you have a new blower plate for mounting your 97s on top of a GMC-style supercharger, this is the kit you need. To download the ‘How-To’, just click here. We’ve also posted the pages below. Click the first page below then click on the page to move to the next one.

Stop Carb Percolation!

HotRodCarbs.com - Carb Insulator Spacers & Shields-1Check out this new product from our buddy Larry Fulton at Hot Rod Carbs, Montana, USA. It’s a line of premium carburetor heat insulator spacers and shields, which protect the base from direct heat transfer and the underside of the carb bowl from radiant heat. The range starts with these babies for 2-barrel carburetors – like Stromberg 97s. To quote Larry, “because of the extremely low evaporation and boiling point temperatures of today’s numerous gasoline blends (some as low as 100*F), carburetor users from around the world have been experiencing many problems related to fuel evaporation, vapor lock, percolation, hard starting and intake manifold staining. I can’t tell you how many cores I’ve taken apart over the years that have heat cycled so often they’ll shatter into pieces like a broken glass when lightly tapped on with a screw driver.”

The new insulators use a patented (and superior) material. They’re black in color for an OEM appearance and they’re only 1/4” thick for applications with limited hood clearance. Each has been designed to be used individually or in stacked configurations for even greater insulation. The material is able to withstand normal wrench tightening of the carburetor hold-down nuts and studs without concern of crushing. And lastly, each shield and spacer is engraved with the HotRodCarbs.com logo to give consumers complete confidence.

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How your 97 works….

We all know what they look like, but how much do you know about how a Stromberg 97 (or any other Stromberg EE-1 type carburetor) works? We found this very cool explanation in an Australian Stromberg Manual, kindly lent to us by Andrew Harve. You can read it below. Andrew’s also written an awesome guide to FB/EK Holden Stromberg Carburetion – all 150 pages of it, which we’ll look at in more detail another day. In the meantime you can check it out by clicking the link.