What a find. Ouch on the price though.
Yup I saw that a while ago.
I think it's missing the exhaust manifold and couple of other parts.
Hmm, NOS ???? Is it normal for NOS to have a few buggered up screws ???
Early take off perhaps? Someone got a bad price when trading in his T in 1930 so he pulled the expensive accessory carb off and put the NH back to minimize the pain. Never found another use for it so it stayed on the garage shelf in the original crate until the estate sale in the 60's when some antique car collector picked it up..
I would go with one of Stan Howe's quality OF rebuilds before buying an over priced pig in a poke from a T-bay seller.
The box IS really cool though. Along with the steering column choke control. Not quite $200 cool. Also, none of the screws look like they've been twisted, all of them are squished or something, like the carb bounced around in the box a lot over the years.
Guys, I have the Stromberg carburetor listed on Ebay right now. Thank you for taking a look. I have owned at least one Model T since 1963. I bought this to install on a 27 Touring to get a little better performance but have since decided to go with a B1. Just to clean the air so no one is talking through their hat I will make a few comments. I listed the start price for what I paid for it, too much or not it was a fair price to me for the parts. If you have tried to get the choke lever you know what they go for IF you can find them. That with the price of one of Stans rebuilt carbs puts you at that number. For everyone? Probably not. Many of us T'ers are very frugal and the price is out of place. If you are looking for an original maybe not out of line. They have run very well for the past 80+ years so this one should do as well out of the box. It does not have the exhaust manifold or intake pipe but I have yet to see one survive and believe they were a weak point from the beginning. George, the plug screws have a couple of dents on the outside of the screws I'm sure from just age and knocking around BUT the slots on all of them and adjustment screws have no screwdriver marks at all and the original copper plated flange bolts have no tool marks on them either. So when you say buggered up screws ??? please take a closer look. I am not a scam Tbay seller. The price may be over some budgets but I also know that some in the hobby would love to have an original. They are only that way once. No question that Stan's work is impeckable and has been altered with modern seats and allen head cap screws. He does great work and stands by all his work. A true gentleman in our hobby. Roger, what a great story, but the carburetor doesnt support it. I hope instead of trashing this listing it can be appreciated by us in the hobby for something I had never seen before and probably wont again. As I said in the listing I rarely use the word "rare" but I think this is a rare find. Thank you MG
Thanks for the clarification here. I'm not personally interested and agree that it is higher than many here will pay but don't doubt that someone will want it. It actually seems pretty fair for an unused original in the box (for those who collect those things).
The price is fair. The choke control brings a couple hundred in used as-is condition. The boxes are not hard to find and the downtube is. Depends on what you want and how much money you have to buy something and put it on the shelf. Realistically, it should be kept NOS. I have a NOS one or I'd bid.
MG, Your a stand up guy! Thanks for stepping forward and putting things in prospective. Hope it finds a good home where it will be kept in it's present state.
Stan, thank you for your input and validation. Hopefully others will see it for what it is. I would hold on to it but I have a major overhaul I need to pay for. Hopefully someone will will be able to take it and preserve it. ps.Thank you for the ruxtell shifter I got from you at Chickasha. Just what I needed!!! MG
Jay, thank you for your kind words. I hope someone will be able to enjoy it for what it is. I don't have a problem with someone using it. That's what they were made for. I did object to the piling on and negative spin that the forum was taking. 98% of the forum maintains a positive and helpful format for those of us interested in the hobby. MG
I don't see the price. What is it?