New Stromberg banjo spacer

9086KHere we go. Another smart solution to an age-old problem from your friends at Stromberg Carburetor. Launches today..our new Banjo Fitting Spacer (9086K) moves the banjo fuel line out one inch from the inlet fitting, providing instant clearance for the long centre lever arm you find on all tripower progressive linkages.

Ever since we launched our TwoStep 3×2 progressive linkages, we knew that using them with fuel banjos was a problem. Why? Because the long lever you need on the center carburetor to get the system to open those outer (secondary) carbs late enough, wants the same space as the banjo fuel hose. If you leave it long, it rubs on the hose – ie, a double safety no-no. And if you shorten the lever, either the outer carbs come in too early (for our liking) or they don’t reach Wide Open Throttle. Our new spacer solves that problem – simply and safely.

The new, media polished, stainless steel banjo spacer uses our proven Stromberg superseat end, with its correct 18 degree seat, into the inlet fitting (original or Stromberg S-jet). And the short wrench surfaces are designed so you can secure it properly but it still match the bolt head on the Stromberg banjo. When they’re all tightened up against the banjo, it looks like one solid piece. Check it out on our website right now! To order, contact your local Genuine Stromberg dealer.

Lone Star Round Up 2013

P4060058Given how much we enjoyed Round Up 2012, it would have been foolish to have missed 2013. Was there was any deja vu after last year? Not a bit of it. In fact, the more we visit Austin, the more we know our way around, the more we discover. Best of all, we get a chance to meet all our buddies and recharge the old hot rod enthusiasm batteries. ¬†With a Thursday evening open house at Steve Wertheimer’s newly acquired garage on South First, Friday and Saturday at the Expo, evenings on South Congress watching the cars go by, the Austin Speed Shop party, Sunday’s cruise out to Ski Shores and a motorhome trip out for barbecue at the famous Salt Lick – thanks to Steve for the rides – we certainly did it all and saw it all. Here are just a few of the things we saw. Not so much the cars (which you can see in coverage elsewhere), but mostly just some details we liked. We posted more on our page at Thanks, of course, to everyone who showed us awesome hospitality, as ever. Next year’s dates will be April 4th & 5th,¬†2014. Synchronise your watches….