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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.  

SPECIAL CARBS FOR SALE

March 15, 2015

Buy a good carb for your speedster or antique car, buy a good one and quit fooling with some piece of garbage that doesn't work now and won't when you need it. These are either NOS, rebuilt or close enough to rebuilt I can have one or more in the mail to you within a few days or a week or two depending on how busy I am with everything else I have going on.  

Look these over and you will like them.  

406-949-3448  is my cell.

UPDATED 3-31-2017  

THIS IS A LIST OF SOME NEW INVENTORY THAT HAS COME IN -- INCLUDING SOME THAT I DO NOT HAVE PHOTOS OF.
 THESE ARE ALL ONE-OF-A-KIND, HARD TO FIND, MIGHT NEVER SEE ANOTHER ONE OR CLOSE TO IT.  

CALL TO TALK ABOUT THEM.
 
PRICES ARE FOR REBUILT AND READY TO BOLT ON

RAYFIELD UF: SIMILAR TO THE ONES BELOW.  COMPLETE -  $850

BREEZE: THE CORRECT ONE FOR THE 1909-1910 HUPMOBILE - this is one of the nicest unrestored ones I have ever seen.  Complete and correct, restored with a working needle and seat and the correct spring for the air valve.  These tend to have a lot of scabby work done on them and are hard to find in any condition.  This one is sold but I have another exactly like it.  $1000 






ZENITH:  HP5A - THE HOLY GRAIL FOR T SPEEDSTERS.  FAST AND RELIABLE, THEY WILL LIGHT A FIRE IN AN OVERHEAD T OR A SPEEDSTER. PROBABLY MORE CORRECT FOR A T.  $1000

KINGSTON 6 BALL:  THE ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN.  Originally configured as an upturned flange, professionally converted to a side flange correct for Model T Ford.  These were reportedly fitted to some 1911 & 12 Torpedoes.  You have never seen one.  Fascinating and should run like a dream, this one is new old stock, never mounted on a flange, never a drop of gas in it as far as I can tell.  $1200 -- This is sold!

KINGSTON 6 BALL -- THE HOLY GRAIL OF MODEL T CARBS!!  Most T collectors have never seen one, let alone have the chance to own one.  Used on only a very few of the earliest T's.  This one is as close to new old stock as exists in the world. The only visible wear is a little wear on the throttle arm.   $3000.
 

Lots of 5 ball Kingstons in various configurations.  None for Model T right now.  Call to see what I have.  From little tiny ones for Brush and Evenrude to huge ones for early tractors and industrial engines, I have half a dozen or more.  Prices $500 -$2000 

U & J - NEW OLD STOCK, COMPLETE WITH THE HEAT MUFF AND ALL THE PARTS INCLUDING THE RARE AND ELUSIVE CHOKE CONTROL.  I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE.  $1250

MY other U & J carbs now come with reprints of the original literature than came with this carb and a polished reproduction of the choke setup.  It is very cool.   They are $1000 for the complete set with carburetor, manifold and choke setup.  














RAYFIELD MODEL UF -- There are at least 100 Stromberg OF's around for every one of these, they were more expensive than just about any other carb on the market in the day, very few have survived in this condition and not one I've ever found had the heat muff and original tube PLUS the original dash control.  It is the first one I have ever seen.  This one is close to NOS, has been cleaned up and test run, it will make your Model T go ZOOM like few others.  Not cheap but have you ever seen another one???  I didn't think so.  Ready to bolt on.  $1000 


This Rayfield above sold within an hour of putting it on the web site.  Thanks for looking. 

4-2-2014  I bought another one of these at Chickasha, it is just about ready to go, should be done by tomorrow, April 3rd.  It has the choke lever and cable (which is harder to find than the carburetor) but no heat muff (which you don't want with today's fuels anyway)  

 Here it is in pieces, ready to go together.
 




This one is a little cheaper because it doesn't have the heat muff which collectors like if they are displaying a carb collection.  If you are going to run it you don't need the heat muff and it is $250 cheaper.  $750 ready to go. This one sold in a day but I have another one in stock as of October 2015. 

Here is another one you will never see unless you get lucky.  This setup is one of the rare ones and they run great.  Rayfield L2P set up for Model T Ford.  
The carb on this one is NOS, never had a drop of gas in it, when I got it the tag was still wired to it.  The manifold is the correct original but is used.  

Only NOS one of these I've ever seen.  $850


 


Below is something I have never seen!  A NEW OLD STOCK Stromberg MB-1.  These are as good as it gets for a side draft for a speedster.  Bigger throat than an OF, these are the perfect carb for an overhead setup.  Simple, no economizer, just an accelerating well, only two adjustments plus idle speed, they are hard to find in any condition, let alone new old stock.  $1000

I also bought two more of these from the same guy, they are very nice but need restoration.  $750 each restored and ready to go. I also have one other very nice one for a total of FOUR matching MB-1's.  A perfect pair for a Roof or other overhead with dual intake ports.  I'll make you a deal if you buy more than one of these.  

THIS SET OF 4 SOLD TO A GUY FOR A HILL CLIMB CAR!!
ZOOM ZOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!













ZENITH S4BF -- THIS IS THE THE GO-TO CARB for the GO FAST bunch that are running stock manifolds and want a little more power.  Hard to find in any condition, this one is a fine find with lots of patina, nice tight shafts, etc., and will go on and run.  I'll put in a new needle and seat, fix the fuel inlet tube, etc., but leave the rest of it with the patina or for another $100 will clean and polish it and powder coat the manifold.  You will be amazed at how this will run.  Like all of my carbs, test run, adjusted and ready to bolt on and go drive. 

$750 with the patina.
$850 polished and powder coated. 


SOLD -- IT'S OFF TO A NEW OWNER WHO WILL GO ZOOM UP THE HILLS -- scroll down to see two that are for sale!!










FIRST BUYER GETS PICK OF THE MANIFOLDS. 

I bought a nice S4BF Zenith recently with the original manifold, then in Chickasha bought a virtually new old stock S4BF. I will go through both of them and make sure they are good to go, add my adjustable main jet setup so they are easy to get to run just right and sell them both. 

First guy gets to pick which manifold he wants -- the original Zenith manifold or an accessory one. 

Note that you can't run a generator with the accessory manifold and the throttle rod will have to have a bend in it to reach the arm. 

Also note that this is the same carb, the other one looks -- or will look -- exactly the same. 

Manifolds will either be in bead blast or powder coat finish, you get to pick. 



$900 for your choice - cleaned, polished and ready to bolt on and go ZOOM!!! 






Here is a gorgeous original Stromberg OF with about the best patina I have ever seen.  Lots of green verdigris, excellent condition, it would be a shame to polish this one.  I have others for sale that are polished and shiny, this one needs to go on an original car.  It will get a new needle and seat, throttle shaft bushings, the economizer shaft fixed, etc. but will look just like this. I have the choke stop, it just isn't on the carb in the photo.  

$595 ready to bolt on. 





LOOK HERE!!!  This is one of the rarest Zeniths, an HP4S.  Probably the most popular speedster carburetor for overhead conversions, or just to put on a stock T to really liven it up, these are so rare I have only ever seen one other one.  That one is shown on another page and just went to Australia.  This one is like new, has the ball connector/bell crank intact so you can run the throttle sideways or if you want, I will make the throttle shaft longer so it is an up and down actuation with up for idle.  
You will never see another one this nice.  

It doesn't show here, but I also make an adjustable main jet needle for Zenith and will make and install one in this for another $100.  It really helps for fine tuning the mixture and is far easier than changing jets.  

$750 with the standard jet, $850 with the adjustable.  Wanna go ZOOOM????  HERE IT IS!
!

Sold to a collector -- But I do have a couple very similar ones.  



Here is a very rare Schebler, a side draft, water heated Model R.  Hard to find.  $650




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