Our buddy Zac Parks at Wired Customs has made a short Youtube video about the Genuine Stromberg Premium Service Kit – our Part 9590K-97. It’s always great to see industry professionals speak so positively about our products, so thanks Zac, of course!
Zac has quite a Youtube channel going on at Wired Customs, with plenty of early Ford and other neat subject matter. Plus he works with Nate at The Flat Spot, the 1928-53 Flathead Ford Support Community you may have already heard of, or joined, bringing answers to all your flathead queries. Check both out on Youtube….
Perfect for your electronic ignition. And points distributors too Spiral-wound, stainless steel suppression core with high level RFI/EMI resistance Pre-fitted cap terminals for easier fitting 7mm diameter wires fit your Flathead plug wire looms Cut to length with extra long coil wire to reach the firewall Low 500 Ohm/ft resistance gets more energy to your plugs 100% silicone insulation resists high temperatures, moisture, oil and more
Got a Flathead Ford V8? Front mount (59A) or top mount (8BA)? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Designed to work with both electronic and points-style distributors, e-FIRE plug wires give you strong fire power with high level RFI/EMI resistance. The spiral-wound, stainless steel suppression core is protected by tough fiberglass reinforcing braid for strength and flexibility. And the 100% silicone insulation resists high temperatures, moisture, oil and chemicals, and protects against arcing and voltage leaks. With low 500 Ohm/ft resistance, they get more energy into your plugs too.
But here’s the best bit. Easy installation is always high on our list. So with the Ford Flathead engine firmly in mind, the 90-degree cap terminals and boots are pre-fitted for smarter ‘distributor first’ installation. Why? Because we know how hard it is to trim those front mount wires up close to the radiator where access is limited. Your knuckles will thank you. Plus it leaves you free to use the supplied 90-degree spark plug boots or choose your own hot rod terminals. All leads are 7mm diameter so they fit through your flathead plug wire looms or tubes. They’re cut to length, too, with a long coil wire to reach your firewall.
Just one note: Our wires fit front mount Ford 21A ‘crab cap’ distributors (e-FIRE and Original Equipment are the same) and 1949-53 8BA distributors. They do not fit other early Ford flathead caps nor modern caps with male, HEI-type bullet-style terminals.
Our friend and hugely respected hot rod journalist Bo Bertilsson over in Sweden is building a real life replica of the famous Monogram BIG T model kit. And it is all being covered by Gasoline, the country’s glossy hot rod magazine. Of course, he’s using genuine Stromberg 97 carburetors. Sadly we don’t speak Swedish so we can’t tell you what he’s saying about us, but having spoken to Bo, our guess is that it’s complimentary!
Free with subscriber issues of HOP UP magazine Volume 14, Number 2. Your ‘HOP UP with STROMBERG’ water slide decal. It’s not a sticker, of course, so make yourself comfortable and watch along with Stromberg graphic design guru Jason Krzmarzick as he teaches us all the lost art of applying a water slide decal. It looks great on just a plain piece of glass. Imagine how crazy it will be snuck up in corner of the back window in your hopped up hot rod coupe?
After you’ve watched it, you might enjoy another Stromberg video from the wide range we have saved on the Vimeo website. Might be the best boxed set you’ve ever binged on…..
Didn’t subscribe to HOP UP? DIdn’t get your decal? Feel you’re missing out? You better email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask how you can get your own water slide… We’re still working that one out…
The Lone Star Round Up in Austin, Texas is a cool event in anyone’s language. And for 2018, it didn’t disappoint. Ok, it was cool in every sense, this year. In fact, it was cold as hell on the Saturday, which for Texas is kinda weird. But everyone toughed it out and got on with it. There is so much to see and do at the Round Up, but it was no surprise that the indoor vendors were busiest! The swap meet guys sold out every glove they had, from welding gauntlets to Michael Jackson style white woollies. And the musicians did their bit in fingerless mittens to keep the crowd entertained.
As usual for the Lone Star, there was a great display of Stromberg carburetors on all sorts of cool cars. And we have shown you a few here, along with some other cars which caught our eye. Especially pleasing for us was the Summit Racing truck highlighting Stromberg carburetors and other parts as part of their flathead engine display board. This year’s Stromberg Pick went to Kenny Emberley’s 1932 Ford coupe from Alexandia, Louisiana. That’s his funky old red and white interior in the pics below. All in all, another great event and yet more Stromberg friends made.