Stromberg OF.com
strombergof.com

Rebuilding, buying & selling bronze era Stromberg Carburetors as well as most other brands of the teens & twenties.

Modern needle & seat conversions for all bronze Strombergs, Kingston 4 Ball, Zenith & others.
Vintage - Antique - Classic

Stromberg Model OF for Model T Ford,
LB-1, LB-2, OE-1, OE-2, OS-1, OS-2, OX-2, MX-2, MX-3 & others including U & J, Kingston 4 & 5 ball,
Zenith, Rayfield AND MANY MORE!  
CALL ME, I MIGHT HAVE WHAT
YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.  
I SELDOM HAVE TIME TO UPDATE THESE PAGES  

Stan Howe
Brass Carburetors
4433 Red Fox Dr 
Helena, Mt 59602
USA

 406-949-3448 cell 
email: stanhowemt@aol.com
February 5, 2018
Here is an update to the business:
As with everyone else, I am getting older and slowing down some.  I no longer work 16 hour days and from this time on will not be working in the shop 6 or 7 days a week as I have for the last 15 years.  I plan to cut back to no more than 4 days in the shop per week, hopefully leaving at least a little time and ambition to do some other things that need doing and that I want to do.  
If you have a carburetor that you want back in time for the summer tours you need to send it in as soon as possible.  I am always behind and have some time away from the shop planned this spring to go to a couple swap meets and also to try to reseed some pastures and work on some projects that need doing.  

Note that you need to call or email me before sending any work.  
stanhowemt@aol.com 406-949-3448 

Also, note that I no longer work on any stock Model T Ford carburetor newer than Holley G.  Model T carbs now consist of far less than 15% of my work and I cannot take time from those carbs to work on what many others are rebuilding such as NH's, etc.  I do often have some earlier Ford carbs in stock as I buy every one I can find and afford.  I recently sold an early Holley for the 1907 Ford NRS, two Holley 4500's, etc.  Check the inventory page or call as I seldom have time to update these pages.  

This is from earlier:  
I am back in the shop and working every day, rebuilding and selling carburetors.  I got a lot done over the winter but am ALWAYS behind.  I am working on the back log of repairs and for the most part, try to get them out in the order they came in.  This time of year I am getting a lot of work in so it will be some time before you get your carb back if you send it in.  I try to get orders out for carbs that are sold as soon as possible but have NO stock of rebuilts on the shelf ready to go, all the ones I rebuilt over the winter have already sold and either are gone or will be within a few weeks.  
New arrivals, special interest and rare carbs are on the SPECIAL CARBS FOR SALE tab, click it to see what I have. 
You can call me at 406-949-3448 or email me at stanhowemt@aol.com.  I try to answer every call as it comes in but you may have to leave me a message.  I will call you back as soon as possible and answer emails as soon as I can get a minute or two to do so.

Thank you for the support of this little one old man business.   


Thanks, Stan Howe

CLICK ON THE LINK TITLES IN THE TAN BOX BELOW
TO GO TO THE OTHER PAGES.
IF YOU HAVE A MINUTE BE SURE TO CHECK THE 
SPECIAL CARBS FOR SALE PAGE.  INTERESTING THINGS THERE.  MOST OF THOSE CARBS SELL SO QUICKLY I CAN'T KEEP UP WITH PHOTOS OF THEM.  I AM AMAZED AT ALL THE DIFFERENT DESIGNS.
 



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For permission to use photos in publications please contact me. Printed information on this site is not to be quoted in ebay ads or other sales venues without permission from me.  I have not in the past and do not not endorse any other repair facility.  

Kingston 4 & 5 Ball

KINGSTON 5 BALL

This is a recent rebuild of a 5 ball for a 1910 Model T Ford 

This is how it came in.  Notice the too long, bent shaft on
the adjustment, the bend in the primer, the Permatex on the inlet, etc.  


All done, test run and ready to install.  





New inlet with modern, easily replaceable needle and seat, modern float, new needle mechanism,  ball seats reground, new balls, new adjustment rod with correct 1/4 x 32 thread, new throttle shaft, body bushed to correct size, bowl re-machined for alignment with body, flange resurfaced for correct mating to manifold, primer rebuilt and correctly positioned, original drain cock rebuilt, all caps resurfaced, bowl gasketing correctly aligned for no leaks,  etc., test run on an engine, leak tested, and ready to install.  Note that the original inlet elbow, which uses a 17/32nds by 18 thread that is no longer available, was replaced by modern compression brass fittings after the pictures were taken.

I have many other 5 ball carbs in stock for various applications.  Please call or email for availability and pricing.
  

This was an interesting project.  It lay in the mud for 30 or 40 years before being dug up and sent to me.  





Below is a larger 5 ball of they type that was used on many tractors 

























Here are two more recent 5 ball rebuilds 



I have Kingston 4 ball carburetors in stock at all times.  Restored and ready to bolt on.  Please see the price and information page for pricing.   This includes the modern needle and seat conversion that stops the problems with leaking and running over.  My conversion uses the original hinge point but with a system of my design which PULLS the needle open when the float drops - just as the original did - and closes it positively when the float rises.  I machine the bowl to accept a replaceable brass seat and use a brass needle with a Viton Tip, which should be reliable for many years of trouble free operation and is easily replaceable should it begin to leak or cause other problems.   I am machining the floats from material especially developed for carburetor floats and have not had any problems with them, even with the large amounts of ethanol in modern fuels.    



This one is running on a 1912 in California trouble free since spring of 2010. 




I have done somewhere around 15 or 20 of these since this picture was taken.  
Among the things I do to make these quit leaking, as most of them do when they come in, I machine the mating surfaces of the bowl so the sealing surfaces are in proper alignment of the mating sealing surfaces.  Many of these bowls are so warped from years of abuse and over tightening of the bowl nut that nothing will get them to hold gas unless the bowl is straightened.  I also re surface the seats for the brass balls so they quit leaking air around them, install new correct size brass balls and refurbish or replace the caps.  Each 4 Ball gets a new throttle shaft to stop the air leaks around the shaft so it will idle correctly.  The choke shaft is replaced if it is significantly worn.  

Internally, the copper crush washer that always leaks is replaced with an O ring that stops the drips from the bottom of the bowl.  

Please see the prices and information page for availability and pricing.   
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