And today’s super-hot Stromberg product of the month is…our handsome new Cable Throttle Bracket (Part No: 9136K), making the Stromberg 97 3×2 tripower set-up even easier to use, particularly on small block Chevy and Ford engines.
Easy to use? Of course…Mounted securely between the carburetor and the intake manifold – with a gasket each side, of course – the new bracket positions the throttle cable for optimum, bind-free ‘pull’ on the Stromberg premium progressive linkage. There’s an extra fixing hole in the arm for the small extension bracket supplied with most hot rod auto-trans kickdown cable kits. And we’ve added a separate racy-looking side arm so you can mount a traditional return spring. Ok, so we tend to prefer our own torsion type return springs, but it gives you the choice. If you don’t need it, trim it off!
Truth is, we have a lot of customers converting to 97s from a single 4-barrel, so many folks already have Lokar® type throttle and kickdown cables in place. Our new cable throttle bracket, coupled with our new ‘kickdown compatible’ progressive linkages, help make that swap as easy as possible. You can keep all your cables, and even your 4-bbl return springs. The kit includes a new carburetor gasket, and help with installation is available from the Stromberg Tech Center at www.stromberg-97.com. Prices? We’re looking at $39.95 and/or £21.62 plus UK taxes depending on where you live.
While it was principally designed to work with small block Chevy and Ford applications, the new stainless steel bracket is also compatible with most Ford Flathead intake manifolds. We’re working though our considerable stock of ‘currently available’ flathead intakes to see what works with what, and it already looks like the bracket won’t work with the stock fuel pump, though you may be able to trim it down in some circumstances. We’re also looking at how we can adapt 2×2 linkages to cable operation, probably with a new bracket we have in mind for the other side of the carb. We’ll report back as soon as we have more news, and post it on the Stromberg Tech Center too.