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Adapting S4 head for Webers?

PostPost by: Charles73 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:22 am

Morning all,

Has anyone successfully adapted a cylinder head to replace Strombergs with Webers? If so, any information would be greatly appreciated.

Surely this must be a cheaper option than purchasing a brand new head?!


Many thanks
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PostPost by: Evante » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:13 pm

Contact John McCoy at Omnitech Engineering. I have one of his conversion heads as do others on the forum, including Rohan.

https://omnitech-engineering.com/category/automobile/photos-engine-development/photos-stromberg-weber

Omnitech Engineering / SCC Inc.

3313 McAlpine Road
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360)671-1472

[email protected]

Good luck!

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PostPost by: Charles73 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:24 pm

Thanks for the recommendation.

I contacted them this morning, but I was rather hoping for a UK based solution.


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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:01 pm

No one else is doing conversions on a commercial basis except for John McCoy. The alternative these days is a new head from people like QED or SAS.

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PostPost by: JohnMorin » Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:45 pm

Why don't you replace the Stroms with a couple of ITBs from someone like Jenvey? I swapped Stromberg head for a Weber one in the 80s but if I was doing it now I would investigate going fuel injected.
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PostPost by: Charles73 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:52 pm

JohnMorin wrote:Why don't you replace the Stroms with a couple of ITBs from someone like Jenvey? I swapped Stromberg head for a Weber one in the 80s but if I was doing it now I would investigate going fuel injected.


I don't care enough about keeping the car original to prevent me swapping Stroms for Webers...but I do care enough to not want to convert to fuel injection!

I now have someone who came highly recommended overhauling a used Weber head for me.
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