Went to see Benny Harvel(firstname.lastname@example.org) today and see what I could find in his parts collection that I couldn't live with out. I bought a stromburg RF, what appears o be a brass stromburg un known model, a brass body holley, A stack of clutch plates, A 11 tooth pinion, a drive shaft with pinion, a horn for Dad's new pick up, a Start transmission band tool, a Champion plug gasket dispenser with gaskets, Outside breaks that fit the 26/27 large brake drums(no brackets and unmarked), a nickel headlight ring, a spare 21" tire and demountable rim and a brush plate for a generator. He stated he had advertised on the classifieds but hadn't had any responses. He has two sets of 21" rear wood spoke wheels and a couple fronts, another complete torque tube, several holley NH carbs, lots of rear end internals, a couple vaporizer carbs two starters and a bunch of odds and ends. Prices are reasonable. I would like to get some feed back on which carburetor you think would work better on my 26 engine. It has 0.020 over aluminum pistons and I'm using a Texas T distributor. Other than that it's a stock engine. I will be selling the brass holley, the transmission tool and the Champion gasket display. I was hoping to trade the holley and one of the stromburgs for a rebuild on the stromburg I keep. Right now I'm leaning toward keeping the brass one but I'll wait to see what folks think would be the better carb for my set up. All in all a great day and met a real nice guy.
Good stuff! Congratulations. I too want to hear about the Stomberg RF and other one? I do like the look of those brakes. The missing mounting brackets can be made.
Biggest problem with the RF is that nearly always the idle jet is bonded to the aluminum body. I've tried all sorts of ways to get them out, usually resort to drilling them out and just machining a new idle jet. It's a pain to get them just right but I can find no other way that works. I've tried Ultrasonic cleaner for 3 days, solvents, heat until I melted the Aluminum, etc., etc. Some of them are just stuck so tight there seems to be no answer. They run pretty well.
Chester, the top one is a Stromberg LF. I don't like em. I've rebuilt some of them but I don't like em.