Stromberg OF.com
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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.  

More Recent Rebuilds


HERE ARE A FEW MORE RECENT REBUILDS.  I KNOW, I SHOULD HAVE THIS WEB SITE BETTER ORGANIZED BUT THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY HOURS IN THE DAY...............  But here is a little eye candy for you.

This is a rare one, a Buffalo for an early car, probably about 1905 or 6.  



This is a Breeze, for a 1910 Hupmobile.  (This one went to Nebraska but I have another one for sale)





Here is one of the latest projects, a reproduction of the rare and elusive choke control for the U & J.  I purchased a new old stock U & J carb to get the original and the literature and throttle rod that was part of the package when you bought one in the 1920's.  This is the only U & J choke control I have ever seen in all the years I have been doing carbs.  With the assistance of Mike Lebsack ofIowa, I was able to get these reproduced.  The reproductions are gorgeous, cast in yellow brass and perfect in every way.  We have only polished a couple of them and have not done the machining but this is the original.  The reproduction ones are better.  









Yes, this is the same carburetor.  How it came in and how it went out. 













  






Holley S Brass, New adjustment shaft, knob with correct knurl, etc. 
This is correct for the mid-late 13 as far as I know.  After the 4 ball Kingston and before the 3 screw Holley G.  




Stromberg OE-2 with show polish.  It is running on 
a 1905 Mitchell in Arizona.  



This is a rare one, a Zenith HP4S.  These were great little carbs 
but hard to find.  This one came from a junk pile at a farm auction 
in Nebraska, I took it on trade, rebuilt with a custom made main 
jet mixture adjuster.  It is on a speedster in Australia.  
Lots of hours in this one. 







Rayfield UF for Model T Ford.  




First one I've seen with the original heat muff and pipe as 
well as the dash control.  Great carb, hard to find. 


This is a matching set of Zenith S04's for a speedster in England.  
Lots of missing parts when I started including the idle 
adjustment set up.  
These are all over the place but it is hard to find a matching 
set because there are a lot of variations in the design and color 
of the bronze.  I think they used whatever came into the scrap 
yard that day. 





Standard Holley NH rebuild.  
Powder coated, lots of new parts, test run and now on 
a 1911 T in New Jersey.
 

First one of these I had done.  It's the cast iron version of 
the Holley G.  I had a hard time finding a good core, started 
with a rusty piece of junk, lots of time and machine work, 
powder coated it in my charcoal color and here it is.  It is correct 
for late 19 with the two arm choke.  



One of the rarest of the rare.  A Buffalo 
carb from a 1907 Ford Model K.  Most of these were removed
pretty early in their life so they are impossible to find and very
expensive when you can find one.  





Kingston 5 Ball for 1910 Model T Ford.  

This one still needs the adjustment rod and knob installed, this photo 
was taken during assembly to show the banjo type gas inlet 
I make for these. Nearly all of the originals are so bad they can't be 
repaired to not leak. 



Schebler Model D for a 1905 Ford Model F.  



Kingston 4 Ball for the 1912-13 Model T Ford



A very small little 5 ball Kingston from a boat engine.  It had run so much that the ball seats were worn through.  I made new ball seats and restored the rest of it.  New adjustment rod and knob, etc.  




Here is a set of 4 Kingston 4 balls that came in from South Africa to rebuild.  They are not quite done in these pictures, waiting for some drain cocks and a few other small parts.  Notice that two are set up for right hand control.







This one is a Rayfield.  They are great carbs and run really well. This is one of the harder models to find.  Lots of little pieces in these and every one has to be just right or they won't run.  They are an air valve type of carb.  I made the throttle shaft extra long so the arm can be installed on either side for ease of adapting it to an engine.   









A recent OE-2 that went to Florida



Here is a recent 5 ball rebuild running on my test engine.  









Above is a recent Kingston 5 ball rebuild for a 1910 in Texas.  Inside is a modern Viton tipped needle and seat as well as a new correct shape float.  As far as I know I am the only one making a needle and seat for these that works and that does not destroy the fitting on the bowl.
Notice the fitting with the correct elbow. 

Here is a Holly Model H that just went to Germany for a Reo.  

Here is a rare and desirable Zenith HP4S with a custom main jet adjustment added.  These are great speedster carbs.  





Lots of others, just don't have time to take photos of 
everything.  







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