New banjo spacer for Stromberg 6×2

9086K-C picWe’ve worked hard this year on new solutions for Stromberg 6×2 set-ups, and here’s another smart idea that makes things even easier. Stay with us. It’s complicated!

Banjo fittings have always seemed a clean solution for 6×2 sets because you can run just two simple hose lines to the back of the engine and fit a fuel block on the firewall. Yet you never see it with progressive linkages. Why? Because progressive linkages with banjos also need banjo spacers to move the feel line away from the long center lever arm. But if you do that, you get into another issue, as the progressive linkage sliding rods on each bank must pull the front carbs open, because of clearance issues with the back-bar. And the sliding rod hits that banjo spacer.

Our new 9086K-C Banjo Spacer with Clearance solves that issue. Fit one to each center carb on your 6×2 and you will provide clearance for the forward-facing sliding rod. Job done! Of course, this also works for 3×2 linkages if you need to configure it in the same way. Check the new pieces out on our website and speak to your Genuine Stromberg dealer today!9086K-C in action


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.

New Stromberg ‘fuel gauge’ banjos

DSC_8990Looking for a place to mount your fuel pressure gauge? Look no further. We’ve just finished these neat ‘fuel gauge banjos’ which allow you to check the fuel pressure right at the carb. They have all the benefits of our super-popular stainless steel single and double-end banjo fittings, but with an 1/8th NPT hole in the end of the bolt to accept your hot rod fuel pressure gauge. Part numbers? 9082K-G for the single end, and 9083K-G for the double-end banjo. That’s G for gauge, right? Genius..

Just to remind everyone, Stromberg banjo fittings use large diameter stainless steel material with a recess lip on each side to hide the gasket and move the bolt head closer to the banjo. We had to increase the wrench surfaces a little on these models to give us enough meat for the NPT thread in the end, but we still knocked the corners off the hex and rounded the bolt head too. The banjos are sized to fit both 5/16inch and 3/8inch hose, and plenty of fuel flow is guaranteed. One word of warning. Don’t use them with a 3×2 progressive linkage (as the fuel line and centre carb lever want the same space) until we launch our new stainless banjo spacers. Smart solution coming soon!

Knowing your fuel pressure is all the more important with Stromberg 97 carburetors, because you need to ensure 2.5psi max, of course. So if you already have Stromberg banjos (9082K or 9083K), and want to add a fuel pressure gauge to your line, you can buy just the replacement bolt. Ask for 9084K-G. All three new kits can be viewed on the Stromberg website right now, so ask at your favourite Stromberg dealer today!

9085K – New Banjo gaskets

OK, so it wasn’t broke, but we fixed it anyway. Our stainless steel banjo fittings have sold steadily since we introduced them a couple of years back. Thousands sold without complaint. So what’s new? The ring gaskets, that’s what. Originally we specified a black fibre washer. The gasket people said they’d work fine, and they did, even though a banjo relies on a tight face to face surface seal. But we’ve up-specced them anyway. The new ones are the same material as our main carburetor gaskets – a high tech nitrile/cellulose mix – which is softer so they compress better for improved sealing. Plus, they’re grey so you see them even less.

With any banjo, you should replace the two gaskets whenever you disconnect the fitting from the carburetor. So we’ve introduced a new pack of 10 Banjo gaskets. Part 9085K. It’s on our website, ready for you to add it to your Stromberg wish list now. Click here.

Maybe it’s time for a quick advertisement.  Stromberg Banjo Fittings. 9082K (single end) and 9083K (double end). We make them from big diameter material with a recess lip on each side to hide the gasket and move the bolt head closer to the banjo. We kept the wrench surfaces short, knocked the corners off the hex and rounded the bolt head too. They’re sized to fit both 5/16inch and 3/8inch hose, with plenty of fuel flow guaranteed. Thanks for listening!