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Re: Stromberg EE-14 Power Jet
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I guess I was confused on nomenclature. I want the flap in the position so hot exhaust gases arenít directed to heat up the carb. I would have thought that was closed. Is it open, as in the hot exhaust gasses are free to leave the manifold directly? Either way, sounds like I want the weight down, which is where it should drop when the car is warm. Please correct me if Iím still confused!

Just looked at the consolidated service manual again (the green book, thanks again Mal!) and it calls the valve in question an economizer valve, which is different from the Stromberg manual. It does state that leakage can cause excessive fuel consumption, which I have, so it appears to confirm my troubleshooting.

Any ideas where to find one? Planning on calling a few carb places tomorrow.

Posted on: 7/14 10:46:46
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Re: Stromberg EE-14 Power Jet
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In Packard nomenclature you want the riser valve open which is weight down so exhaust has a free flow. When it is closed via the spring exhaust is diverted upwards thru another passage to the base of the carb and then back to the exhaust pipe.

Posted on: 7/14 11:01:01
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Re: Stromberg EE-14 Power Jet
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Excellent, thanks. Original posted edited

Posted on: 7/14 11:07:11
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Re: Stromberg EE-14 Running Rich
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Wouldn't you know it - wiring the heat riser in the open position made a pretty significant difference! Still running rich, but not as bad as it was. Before, it would dribble black soot on the ground from the tailpipe if it was parked and idling for a few minutes. Much less smoke now, but still running rich.

I did locate a new economizer valve from The Carburetor Shop in Eldon, MO. They were very hopeful over the phone, and actually gave me one more trick to confirm the economizer valve is the problem before I order any parts. All in all a productive few days.

Edit: After discussion with the gentleman above, he stated that the economizer valve should pass a vacuum in one direction, and hold in the other. If it did not hold a vacuum in either direction (that is, you can suck through both sides) the valve is bad. Mine is good.

I'm going to put fresh plugs in and drive it. A certain someone once told me, "Don't rebuild your heat riser, just wire the sucker open and drive." (paraphrased) Wish I would've listened!

Posted on: 7/15 12:25:31
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Re: Stromberg EE-14 Running Rich
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I changed the title to "Running Rich" vice "Power Jet" since it turns out my power jet was just fine.

Public Service Announcement - always check your heat riser valve!

Posted on: 7/15 19:16:55
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