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Stromberg Jets

PostPost by: JGeezer » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:37 pm

I haven't been able to get my '69 Federal +2 project to run quite right yet. It has early emission Strombergs, and I am now sourcing needles as they didn't look quite perfect to me. Then I looked at the jets carefully (these are the non-adjustable ones), and I don't think I like the way they look:

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Do these look bad? Are the non-adjustable jets replaceable? I'm not sure from the Stromberg references I have.

Thanks for any feedback.
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:43 pm

Yes and yes.
They don't look great, and you can get new ones, probably from your favourite supplier.
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PostPost by: m750rider » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:35 pm

Agreed, at least in the pictures they don't look good, needles must also look bad.

One option is to have them completely rebuilt. I used Joe Curto years ago and was very happy with his work. He also sells parts for those who want to do it yourself.

http://joecurto.com/

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PostPost by: bill308 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:52 pm

What does it take to retrofit with adjustable needle/jets?

With the advent of modest cost A/F devices, one should be able to dial in Strombergs quite nicely, especially over the road.

Where can alternate needles/jets be purchased?

I know there are some catalogs/tables showing what needles were manufactured and needle diameters over the range of the exposed needle. Anybody have a source?

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PostPost by: JGeezer » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:11 am

bill308 wrote:What does it take to retrofit with adjustable needle/jets?

With the advent of modest cost A/F devices, one should be able to dial in Strombergs quite nicely, especially over the road.

Where can alternate needles/jets be purchased?

I know there are some catalogs/tables showing what needles were manufactured and needle diameters over the range of the exposed needle. Anybody have a source?

Bill


Don't you therefore have adjustable jets? If so, I would think you don't need the change.

For anything carb, I would go with Joe Curato, above. Very helpful, you will need proper pistons as well. I found odd needles in mine, Joe is sorting me out.
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Burlen in England make and sell ZS carbs and spares. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
So is Joe Curto too. I have bought from both.
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