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    good day - have dual carbs now but only running on one (still pretty strong and driveable). would like to change manifold/carbs to perhaps simple double barrel or two barrel. anysuggestions. not a custom motor basically stock 1950 flatheadv8

  • #2
    First, WELCOME to VFF jcorvino!!

    I have found that the 8BA likes to run on the 97s with gusto. There are probably a wider selection of jets for the 94/97 carburetors than most of the others. If you are running the OD trans and have a manifold that will handle 2 97s I would set them up progressively so most of the time you only run on one and when you kick it into OD the second one kicks in.

    Since there is no location posted, it is hard to suggest a place to get the right parts. Let us help you by posting a location, just a city and state would do wonders.

    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      Hi Wizard and thanks for the reply. i am not sure at this stage but the carbs may be 97's already. No OD trans just regular 3 speed. Buddy of mine left the car to me so don't know much about it at this stage. Had it looked over in a couple shops and seems to be in generally good working order except one carb is completely disconnected and blocked off for some reason and the second isn't in all that good shape but doesnt run badly. thus was thinking to put a regular carb on instead of trying to have them rebuilt. located in northern New Jersey.


      • #4
        The difference between 94s and 97s is easily identified by the external throttle pump on the top of the bowl. Well, since I am So Cal I can't do the touchy feely on the car to properly tell what if any are your problem, but I would say that your best bet would be to keep the setup you have since trying to put a modern carburetor on is going to be very costly. It may be that you can keep the manifold and simply upgrade to newer oldtime carburetor since they are out and around in abundance.

        I sure would like to be there and see just what was done and figure out why, but as I am poverty stricken that's not going to happen.

        I would put the yell out for any of the others on here in the area. We do have quite a few here, and I am sure someone will pipe up and maybe even help you out.

        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


        • #5
          It sound like you just want to drive the car and not be fiddling with it. I would try to source an original manifold and then an original 8BA carburetor. The stock set up requires less maintenance than a dual carburetor set up. You should be able to find one on the **** ****.


          • #6
            A lot of these cars have been through so many hands and so many hammer-mechanics, the carburetors are just too worn out or beat up to save without heroic efforts....
            Many times a good reproduction carburetor is the better route to go...
            I've not heard any complaints about this one:
            Speedway Motors now offers a reproduction version of one of the most popular carburetors ever used, the original Stromberg 97! Original equipment on 30s and 40s cars and trucks, the Stromberg 97 has long been favored by flathead hot rodders and racers who realized the performance qualities of this timeless fuel supplier. There have been numerous attempts to reproduce this unit, with little success. "Speedy" Bill Smith of Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska, took on the challenge to make a great product even better. The 9 Super 7® Carb brings this reproduction of the original Stromberg 97 2 barrel carb into the 21st Century! Speedway Motors has incorporated all of the improvements shown above while maintaining the carburetors original look. Features such as the choke assembly, accelerator pump, main jets and cosmetics have all been faithfully retained. Additionally, each carburetor is individually flow tested and inspected for leaks. Perfection is the result! Aesthetically, the 9 Super 7® is nearly identical to the stock unit, minus the large 97 logo that appeared on the side and the patent numbers found on the float bowl area. Upgraded internal parts include; the float, needle, and seat. Jetting and power valve settings remain as they were for the original 97 carbs as well as the cfm and vacuum specs. The other similarity that the 9 Super 7® shares with the original 97 is the setup and tuning necessary to yield a well-running machine. While perhaps not as simple as bolting on a single four-barrel, the 9 Super 7® makes setting up a multiple carburetor induction system easier than when Strombergs were available new. All thats required is an intake, a linkage system, a Uni-Syn syncing tool, and a little patience. Be sure to include the Secondary 9 Super 7® when installing multi-carb setups. Our 3 Carb kits come with one primary carburetor and two secondary carburetors while the 2 Carb kits are both primary carbs. See ourMultiple Carburetor Tech Tipfor more information on using the 9 Super 7® in a 2x2 or 3x2 carb set-up. On the primary 9 Super 7® carb the throttle shaft extends from carb body .983" and has the hole on the end to pin the linkage. There is a brass sleeve that the throttle shaft rotates in that extends from the carb body .400 and this leaves the useable throttle shaft length of .583. There is sufficient room for progressive linkage and the manual throttle linkage that rotates over the sleeve. All-new tooling for crisp, flawless castings New aluminum base assembly allows for cooler fuel temps and better fuel efficiency as compared to the original cast iron design Stainless steel screws and hardware Choke assembly, accelerator pump, and jets have all been faithfully retained and accept standard Stromberg parts Features original Stromberg 0.97" venturi diameter Modern Nitrophyl float and Neoprene gaskets Original troublesome needle and seat replaced by a Grose-style fuel inlet valve to better cope with higher fuel pressures and improved high speed running Will not stick or dribble like the oldViton-tipped needle and seat setups Grose-style jet valve wont corrode in modern fuel, something the original needle and seat units cant do Comes with a No. 65 power valve and 0.045" main jets, identical to the stock 97 Extended brass throttle shaft to simplify multi-carb linkage Note: Not recommended for use with Ethanol fuels. Recipient of the NSRA 2009 Best New Product AwardRecipient of the Goodguys Best New Product Award - Engine and Transmission, Goodguys PPG Nationals 2009
            Regards - Randy
            Randy's Rod Shop
            1933 Ford Tudor "Bugsy"


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