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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, RF for Model T Ford,
LF 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

June 23, 2017
As of June 30, 2017 I will be making some changes in my carburetor business.  I will not be taking in any new repair work to be completed before November 1, 2017.   I need to get caught up in the shop -- and have many other business and personal interests that also need my attention.  

After about 15 years of this, I still like doing the rebuilding and turning a piece of brass into a functioning part of an antique automobile, truck or tractor.  However, this is not a modern repair shop where there are parts on the shelf.  This is a restoration service which sometimes requires me to spend hours and hours to make one small part or tearing down half a dozen parts carbs to find one needed part.  It is very time consuming.  I also test run and adjust virtually every carburetor to make sure it will work as expected when delivered.  

I can not and do not promise any return dates.  You can request that I get your work done when you want it but that means someone else is waiting for theirs.  

If you need a carb rebuilt be aware that it will not be back on your schedule, it will be back when I can get it done.  I am still working on a back log from 2016 and earlier.

In 2016 I got 16 carburetors in from a museum and 7 others for rebuild in one week.  I have carburetors in museums and collections all over the world but make them wait like everybody else.  

 At this point I am caught up to where I have about 15 or 20 to get done and in the mail and I will be pretty much caught up.  I may or may not accept any more work at that point.  I am old, getting older every day and every year and like most people, I am not as healthy 40 years ago when I was 35 and could work all day and night day after day.  I also have three other businesses including owning one of Montana's largest auction companies and have a couple girls and a college age boy I am helping raise.  They and their activities interest me and I will continue to attend their school activities, play music together and spend time with them doing other things -- helping them rebuild their 1948 CJ2A Jeep, teaching them to drive, etc.  

I do not know of anyone else who does this work on brass carburetors so have no where else to send you. 

Also, be aware that I no longer work on ANY Model T Ford carburetors newer than the Holley G.  I do work on the early Holleys for pre-T and early T Fords, Kingston ball types and the Holley G's.  I started this business pretty much by accident when I bought a Model T with a Stromberg OF that leaked like a sieve but ran well.  I fixed it, sold the car, bought another OF, fixed it etc.  I have now done well over 1,000 of those and will continue to buy, rebuild and sell those as I have time.  (As some of you may know, I spent over 40 years following in my father and grandfathers' footsteps as a violin repairman and maker.  Another grandfather was a jeweler and they were all farmers so I grew up working on anything that needed fixing.)

In mid July I hope to have a list of carburetors for sale from my extensive inventory and collection. I have several hundred carburetors in stock as well as one of the more extensive Model T Ford Accessory Carburetor collections.  Pretty much everything is for sale. 

 If you wish to be notified send me an email at stanhowemt@aol.com and I will notify you when it is available.  

If you have a carburetor here and do not wish to wait any longer let me know and I will either get it done and to you or send it back with your payment.   But do not call me, especially when you are drunk on a Sunday afternoon and start ranting at me.  I will not tolerate that. Period. A recent episode of that was the impetus for this change in my business and this notification.  

Thank you for 15 years of business.  However, please do not send me any carburetor without calling or emailing me and making sure we are on the same page for return times and that there will be extra charges for missing major parts, badly damaged castings, etc.  I also will no longer spend half a day disassembling a rusted, corroded, dented carburetor with missing and damaged parts and then have you tell me "The wife won't let me spend that much money on it, just send it back and I'll fix it myself"  and expect me to deliver it to your son that happens to be in Helena on a Sunday morning so you don't have to pay return shipping.  The law of the west is to check your purse before you order a round for the house.  That is what it will be here from now on.  I deal with customers and have plenty of work from people who are willing to pay for my time and expertise, I don't need that kind of people wasting my time.  

I regret that I can no longer spend hours on the phone or answering emails every day giving advice on carburetors - rebuilding - etc.  I will also no longer be buying much inventory.  Send me an email with photos if you wish but I may not be able to answer it as soon as you wish.  
Stan Howe, Helena, Montana.  
Stanhowemt@aol.com 406-949-3448  

Below is from earlier in 2017.  
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
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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 PRICING INFORMATION ON REBUILDING CARBURETORS PLEASE CLICK ON THE PRICES AND INFORMATION PAGE AND SCROLL DOWN. 

April 15, 2012 -- I recently purchased about 30 carburetors by various manufacturers, Rayfield, Zenith, Holley Brothers, Master, etc., and have them for sale.  I am working on getting them photographed and listed.  Some are in excellent condition, some are good for a display collection but would need extensive work to return to service.  Rebuilds will probably be on a demand basis as I won't have time to rebuild them and put them on the shelf, I'll rebuild them as they sell or will sell as display or project carbs. 

I will have them listed and displayed as soon as I can, in the meantime please call or email to see if I might have what you are looking for.  There are quite a few Strombergs, some very nice Zeniths and a large Kingston 5 ball.  



I usually have several Stromberg carbs in various models that are either restored or can be done in a short time. 

I try to keep at least one rebuilt OF for Model T,  one LB-1, one OE-1 and a larger one such as an OX-2 rebuilt and ready to go. 

I also have a variety of other carbs.  I usually have a U & J and several Kingston 4 balls ready to go.  I have a modern needle and seat conversion for the 4 ball that is invisible from the outside but uses a modern Viton tip for an end to the flooding and running over problems with the stock needle and seat.  

I can also manufacture parts for obsolete bronze carbs.


CARBS FOR SALE -- READY TO GO. 

HOLLEY G -- THESE ARE PROBABLY THE BEST OF ALL THE EARLY CARBS, RUN VERY WELL, EASY STARTING AND GOOD IDLE.  I HAVE BOTH THE LATER CAST IRON VERSION AND THE BRASS VERSION.  THEY ARE THE SAME CARB EXCEPT FOR THE MATERIAL SO I USUALLY INVEST THE TIME IN THE BRASS INSTEAD OF THE CAST IRON. NOTICE THAT THE BOWL IS POWDER COATED BLACK, THE THROTTLE SHAFT IS NEW MANUFACTURE, ETC.  NEW FLOAT, NEW VENTURI, TOTALLY DISASSEMBLED AND CLEANED, NOT JUST TANKED.  LIKE EVERY CARB, TEST RUN ON AN ENGINE, ADJUSTED AND READY TO BOLT ON AND RUN. I USUALLY HAVE A COUPLE IN STOCK.  READY TO BOLT ON TO YOUR T AND RUN.  SEE THE PRICES AND INFORMATION PAGE FOR CURRENT PRICING.










Powder coated black.  Here one so you can see how they look in powder coat with the brass parts polished.  Very pretty and much more correct looking than polished aluminum for the earlier cars.  SEE THE PRICES AND INFORMATION PAGE FOR PRICING.  




U & J:  The float in these was always a problem as was the needle and seat.  I now have material to make new floats and have made one that is working well.  I also have a modern needle and seat conversion that works very well in them.  Great speedster carbs.  They run as well as anything you can find, they look really cool and are absolutely trouble free.  No fussing with the carb since they only have one adjustment, a main jet.  Comes complete with accessory manifold, ready to bolt on the car.  You will have to make some linkage or I can make you linkage for an additional charge.

 


$On the shelf and ready to go. 

If you have a U & J that has a leaking needle and seat I can convert your seat to a modern Viton tip for $75.00 Remove the seat and send it.  If you don't have a seat I can machine one and provide a screw in conversion for $100.

Stromberg OE-1  These are a great speedster carburetor or are an almost exact replacement for 20's Chevrolets and some other cars.  Mounting flange holes are 2 3/8 and it is a straight down from the manifold design so there is plenty of room.  The throttle rod can be positioned for either up and down or forward and back actuation, 360*  rotation.  These were original equipment on most Franklin 6 cylinder cars in the 20's so you know they are good.  One of these will wake up a Model T or 4/6 cylinder Chevy about as well as anything. 

Restored as shown or with brass float bowl cover, your choice. 
SEE THE PRICING AND INFORMATION PAGE FOR CURRENT PRICING.  









I usually have other carbs done or can do them and get them out fairly soon.  Call or email what you are looking for or call and we can figure out what you need. 

 

 

Here is a picture of some of the carbs I have waiting for rebuild.  I have many different models of Stromberg, a lesser inventory of other brands. 



I will be adding dimensions and applications for these carbs soon.  Note that there is a separate page for Kingston 4 and 5 balls carbs.  Click on the header at the top to go there. 



This is a great set of right and left Rayfields.  These are pretty large for a Model T engine but would be wonderful on something a little larger.  They are great carbs, restored and polished these will be show winners and will run like they should.  These are in near perfect condition and are very close to a perfect match.  I should have a float chamber cover that will match one or the other so they will also match.  
Restored and Ready, $750 EACH or $1400 for the set.
 








Miller Master -- Los Angeles.  This is the size for an overhead T Ford or a little larger engine.  This one is excellent cosmetically but the barrel needs to be replaced.  As is, $250, restored with a new machined brass barrel for no more problems with the old aluminum barrels. $650.00

These are worth the price just to polish up and put in your collection.  This was the guy who built the Miller Indy cars and it's a different carb design than you have ever seen.  

I also have a smaller one that is missing the air intake horn but should run fine.  I bought it advertised on ebay that it had the correct manifold but when I got it the manifold was not the Master manifold.  It is for sale also, as is, $350. 








Here is a great carb for the go-fast T Ford guys.  This is one of the rarest
of the Zeniths for smaller engines, the T-4.  If you want something that will
wake up your T, this is it.  Yes I have the correct manifold with the bell
crank on it so it is basically a bolt on.  This is the design that is part bronze and
part cast iron.  Restored, this is worth every dime of the $750 price.  Not only will it run very well, it will look great with the cast iron parts powder coated black and the bronze polished.  I make a needle and seat conversion for these so it should be trouble free until you are too old to be driving a speedster.  I've sold two of these to speedster guys and neither one of them would sell theirs for what they paid for the setup. 







Ensign.  Application unknown but this is in excellent condition and should be a great carb for a tractor, truck or large early engine.  Restored, $450
It is the only one I've ever seen in this design.



This is one of several Stromberg LF's.  I have these as this one is, as found, unrestored, complete but no work done other than basic beadblasting for cleanup, $125, or rebuilt and ready to bolt on an run -- new needle and seat, test run, basic polish, with gasket set, instructions and wrench set for $295.  They are a good carb, certainly not as good as the OF that came later, but a good, reliable carb for Model T Fords.  I'll find a photo of a restored one and post it one of these days. 








Holley, unknown model but in very nice condition and very unique.  It has a barrel choke/preheater system that should work very well.  I have three similar ones of these in various sizes and conditions.  A restored one would look great on any early car. 










This is a really unique Zenith.  It has a barrel throttle valve.  This is probably a pretty expensive restoration as it will have to have a new barrel machined.  Also a new Barrel cover, etc.  But it would look great polished up and hanging in your collection.  And no, I don't have any idea why it would have a padlock hanging on it. 







An interesting Holley.  It is in very nice condition and would be an easy restoration. 



It is pretty early as it has the float depression lever to give it more gas as opposed to an intake choke.  The long throttle lever must have been for some specific application. 





Another interesting carb.  It is a Kingston, bronze body with the high fuel inlet, two adjustments -- that is very rare for these early carbs.  Very few had any low speed adjustment.  Note that the throttle is in the horizontal section of the cast iron adapter.  This would probably bolt up to about any engine and make it run better.  It is a little bigger than Model T size but could easily be adapted.  As is, with the cracked bowl and dent in the choke -- $200, Restored and ready to bolt on $500










Here is a Wheeler Schebler for Model T Ford.  These are great carburetors for an upgrade from the T Carbs.  They start very well due to the very small venturi, they run and idle well and run OK without the original hot air pipe they had on them when new.  With modern fuel, the hot air pipe isn't necessary.  Most of these had an aluminum choke body which is either missing or damaged.  This has the bronze one that will polish up just like the rest of the carb.  It also has the always missing float rod cap and all the original levers.  A great carb, restored and ready to bolt on for considerably less than a restored OF Stromberg.  $325 ready to bolt on and run.  Need a pair for a hot speedster??  They would look great and run great.  $600 for a pair. 








Here is a cute little Schebler, just right for an early engine.  It is like new -- very close to NOS if it isn't. 









I have dozens more to add but will have to get pictures and the info sheets on each one done before I can put them up.  Call if you are looking for something.  I have shelf after shelf of brass carbs and probably have something at least close to what you are looking for. 






 
                                                                                                                                                                 












 
 
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