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55Commander
02-12-2006, 10:00 PM
I want to collect a couple Stromberg 2bbl's for a 2X2 intake.
I am looking for the ones that face backwards.

What years are they off? (53-55??)
Is there a special designation other than Stromberg XX?
Can anybody tell me the rebuild part # off the top of their head?
Who sells a wrench to get the jets out?

Any other information you think will be helpfu please chime in.

Thanks

whacker
02-12-2006, 11:49 PM
There really isn't a lot of difference between the back draft WW and the regular WW - just the top casting and the choke linkage. If you can find a couple of backdraft parts carbs and a couple of good downdraft WW's, you can mix and match to make two good backdrafts. I'm working on a setup like that myself right now.

Alan
02-13-2006, 12:38 AM
Are you in So. Cal and comming to Peterson this week end the 19th.? If you are I will bring one with me.

DEEPNHOCK
02-13-2006, 08:32 AM
I have two off of two different V-8 Stude's..(as well as a few extra WW 2bbls)
You won't be able to run air filter(s) on them as the inlets will end up within an inch of the other carb.
I have built adapters to move the carbs up and away from one another so air filters can be used.. But if you do that and you have a '53/55 C/K you may have hood clearance issues.
See for some pictures: http://community.webshots.com/album/226658494pQsOSR
Hope the info helps.
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by 55Commander

I want to collect a couple Stromberg 2bbl's for a 2X2 intake.
I am looking for the ones that face backwards.

What years are they off? (53-55??)
Is there a special designation other than Stromberg XX?
Can anybody tell me the rebuild part # off the top of their head?
Who sells a wrench to get the jets out?

Any other information you think will be helpfu please chime in.

Thanks


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55Commander
02-13-2006, 10:11 AM
This is exactly what I was looking for. So the Backdraft and newer
carbs share everything but the top.

What year should I use for a rebuild kit??

I won't ba making it to Peterson, I am in Texas. Thanks for the offer though.

Clearance shouldn't be a problem as this motor is in a hood-less Model
A pickup. :D

Roscomacaw
02-13-2006, 02:07 PM
53 thru 58. but thru those years, they're not all of the same CFM capacity. ;)

I wonder if you couldn't use a backdraft one on the front mount and fabricate a "T" of sorts to use a later type one in the rear position. (same CFM rating, of course):D

I believe the rebuild kits you can get from NAPA or other stores will have whatever gaskets you need to accomodate all variants. Notice I said "I believe" as opposed to "I know for sure"

As to those jets, last time I did one I used a smallish pair of needle-nosed pliers to unscrew them. [^]

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55Commander
02-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Multiple CFM ratings, now you've done it MrB. ;)

The one I have has a Venturi size stamped on the side,
I assume they all do.

I guess I need to get my math book out and figure the
CFM required, then play with jets.

I might try and make a jet tool tonight, they are stuck
in the carb I have.

DeepNHok
Nice work on the spacer plates, I'll take your prototypes please. :D
What is the purpose of the plugged hole in the exhaust crossover?
Is that an Edmunds Custom??

Chicken Hawk
02-13-2006, 07:24 PM
I have the tool to remove the jets. If you want to borrow it, send me your mailing address.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by 55Commander

Multiple CFM ratings, now you've done it MrB. ;)

The one I have has a Venturi size stamped on the side,
I assume they all do.

I guess I need to get my math book out and figure the
CFM required, then play with jets.

I might try and make a jet tool tonight, they are stuck
in the carb I have.

DeepNHok
Nice work on the spacer plates, I'll take your prototypes please. :D
What is the purpose of the plugged hole in the exhaust crossover?
Is that an Edmunds Custom??

55Commander
02-14-2006, 02:38 PM
That would be great.

If I have one to look at I can make my own.

I promise to send it right back. I will e-mail you my addy.
Thanks.

By the way Ted, I got an R2+ cam from you awhile back and it performs
great, really made my 289 come alive.
TZ

Chicken Hawk
02-14-2006, 09:26 PM
Will send it out tomorrow. Glad the cam worked out for you.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by 55Commander

That would be great.

If I have one to look at I can make my own.

I promise to send it right back. I will e-mail you my addy.
Thanks.

By the way Ted, I got an R2+ cam from you awhile back and it performs
great, really made my 289 come alive.
TZ

55Commander
02-18-2006, 07:01 PM
Thanks Ted,
I got the socket this morning and made my own version from a deep
well 5mm Craftsman socket this afternoon.

I'll get it back in the mail on Tue. after the holiday.