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

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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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ZENITH S4BF FOR SALE






NOVEMBER 25, 2013 

I CURRENTLY HAVE ONE OF THESE WITH VERY NICE PATINA.  IT CAN BE CLEANED AND SHINED OR REBUILT PRESERVING THE PATINA.  YOUR CHOICE.  THESE ARE VERY POPULAR CARBS AND HARD TO FIND.  I HAVE SOLD EVERY ONE I'VE EVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND.  THIS TIME OF YEAR THEY SELL TO WOMEN FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THEIR MAN'S MODEL T. 
I ALSO HAVE ONE OF THE REPRODUCTION MANIFOLDS WITH A VERY NICE S0-4 RESTORED AND READY TO GO.  

See the Prices and Information page for current pricing. 


These are among the best carbs ever made for the Model T Ford for performance.  They run very well, good acceleration, smooth idle and only one simple adjustment.  

The carburetor business competition was pretty brutal by the mid 1920's and Zenith needed a carb to compete with Stromberg's OF and some of the other high zoot carbs of the day.  This was their answer.  Their earlier carbs mounted to the Ford manifold and had inherent problems like most of the intake mount designs did. They brought out this updraft with its own manifold and it was serious competition. They sold quite well, although never in the numbers that the Stromberg OF did. If you want to go fast and not be fooling with the gas adjustment all the time, this is what you need.  Zoom Zoom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zenith!!!!!!!!!!

This one is as nice as I have ever seen, the throttle shaft is tight, the choke shaft is tight, the jets are nice, and it has the correct Zenith Manifold that has not been ground out to a larger size like so many of them have.  

This one is completely rebuilt, modern needle and seat conversion with Viton tipped needle for no leaks, newly machined aluminum Venturi, manifold powder coated,  test run and ready to mount.  Hook up the gas line and go.  Like always, guaranteed to fit and run right.  

 I have only seen half a dozen of these since I started working on carbs, this is the only one I've had for sale for about two years.  

There are a lot of similar Zeniths around but they are not this design. This was built for the Ford car, most of the others -- the S0-4 is a very common one -- were on Chevrolet and Willys and they do not fit or run as well as this model.  This has the throttle shaft set the correct way, the original Ford throttle shaft hooks right up to it and the choke rods hook up correctly.  

In the 1970's Eldon Townsend made a manifold from aluminum that was very similar to the Zenith manifold for the S4BF.  It had an added arm to run the throttle arm on the S0-4 so those carbs could be used on T's.  They come up on ebay and at swap meets these days but are NOT original Zenith manifolds and they are not as good a carb as the S4BF is.  They are, however, far better than any of the stock T carbs.   It will liven up your T.  Rebuilt, with the manifold, ready to bolt on and run.  CALL TO SEE WHAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. 

Shipping is $25 anywhere in the US and $50 anywhere else in the world.  That includes insurance.

This is an original one with patina.  It will be rebuilt and ready to run, but not cleaned or polished on the outside.  I think it looks great like this.  This one sold, I haven't had a chance to take a photo of the one currently available. 


This one is sold and long gone to a speedster guy  
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