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Value of stromberg head twincam

PostPost by: chrishewett » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:49 pm

I recently bought some elan bits which included a stromberg twincam.
I intend to have it rebuilt by Andy Waters.
Can anyone give an opinion as to the difference in value of a stromberg head engine and a weber head engine. I wonder if it might be worth converting it or obtaining a good weber head.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:13 pm

Mark had one in "For sale" section last year & did sell it so you can ask him how much he got.

Assuming for the sake of calculation that he got ?2300. A new Weber head will cost around ?2500 to ?3700 from QED or Burton, add the cost of Webers.

I doubt that you would be able to sell the converted engine for ?4800 to ?6000. So a conversion does not seem economic unless you already have a spare Weber head on hand.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:18 pm

I bought a Stromberg head last year complete with valves and cam caps for ?200. A weber head in the same condition would have been closer to ?1000.......so I would guess, using my simple brain, that there's ?800 between them!!

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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:10 pm

If you find another Weber head at ?1000 do let me know.

I neeeeeed one.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:27 pm

Perhaps I've mis-remembered, but didn't some shop advertise stromberg to weber head conversions?
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:34 pm

summerinmaine wrote:Perhaps I've mis-remembered, but didn't some shop advertise stromberg to weber head conversions?


Yes, can't remember who, but I've seen them and they look great.
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