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Stromberg Carb Question
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Hi all,

I have another question for you great folks. I had the Stromberg EE-23 rebuilt a number of years ago and I can't remember who did the work but it's been running rich for as long as its been on the car. I spoke with Jeff from The Carb Doctor and I was thinking of sending the carb to him for a complete rebuild.

As I often do, I got online and searched for Stomberg carbs and I was surprised to see that Summit Racing and Lucky's Speed Shop have Stromberg 97 and a BIG97 which look remarkably similar to my EE-23.

Lucky's speed shop has one that's half black and half chrome that "I just have to have" ... if it fits my Packard. I just love the way it looks - sometimes I get carried away like that but that's another story.

I couldn't find any specs on the EE-23 as far as CFM etc to compare to the 97 - and I really, really want the chrome BIG97 ... so please talk me out of it.

Thanks,
Crin

Posted on: 7/8 18:16:55
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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The solution to your carburetor problem is to have your EE-23 properly adjusted or rebuilt.

Posted on: 7/8 18:52:42
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Posted on: 7/9 17:07:12
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Crin,

Agree with Owen_Dyneto that the 'correct' move here is to have your current carb either rebuilt and/or properly adjusted. Just as a side-bar here, I had a carb off a sailboat engine years ago, and it was giving me grief. I found out it was made by Tillitson in Ireland, and Acklands/Grainger carried the parts for them. I went down to the store thinking I would 'know' my carb when I saw it in the book and there were literally dozens of them, all 'looking' identical but all varying by a number or two. They had been spec'ed on everything from chainsaws to snowmobiles, and every one of them had different specifications, delivery rates and applications. AND, of all the units in the guy's book, mine was a 'marine' anomaly and wasn't available!!! Long story short, I ended up phoning the factory in Ireland and the guy told me in a thick Irish accent to 'get it over to him', which I did and received it back completely rebuilt, WITH an extra rebuild kit for future, and NO CHARGE!!! Blew me away - but the moral of the story is just because they look the same....

Posted on: 7/9 18:42:25
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Not to hijack the topic, but is a sailboat engine not an oxymoron?

Posted on: 7/9 20:41:28
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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BDC wrote:
Not to hijack the topic, but is a sailboat engine not an oxymoron?


Perhaps it is in an engine used to power a big fan to blow on the sails? Ha, ha. JWL

Posted on: 7/10 8:02:48
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Obviously LUBBERS, the lot of ya!!! 'know you're just funnin, but we're talking ocean-going sailboats of size, that don't maneuver in small spaces; a reliable inboard is essential kit!
Chris

Posted on: 7/10 17:56:55
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Sounds like a three hour tour all over again.....

Posted on: 7/10 19:12:58
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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Hi all,

I'm going to hijack my thread back ... so I was thinking of sending the carb to The Old Carb Doctor. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

And for the record, I can't stop singing the Gilligan's Island theme .. three hour tour ... ahhhhh ... lol

Thanks,
Crin

Posted on: 7/11 17:39:22
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Re: Stromberg Carb Question
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I liked Mary-Ann better than Ginger. Anybody else?

Posted on: 7/13 9:47:30
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