I got a very complete Stromberg LF at the Portland Swapmeet. Now I need any and all info about using, rebuilding, adjusting, and understanding this carburetor. Any direction appreciated.
Make sure you loosen the adjustment screw so the top knob will turn on the little arm before you try to take it apart. It is very easy to break that shaft as it is pinned to the knob.
They are an improvement over an NH but not nearly as good as the Stromberg OF.
This older post has a link to Jay's photobucket copy of the manual for the OF carb.
Meant the LF sorry too, and that link isn't working that Jay posted, maybe send Jay - In Northern California a p/m and get a copy of the LF manual.
Jay's photobucket album that the link points to is listed as private.
Jay, if you're reading this, can you pull the manual out of the private album and put it in a public location accessible via a new link? Thanks!
Yes please Jay.
Anyone have experience using this carb? I know the OF is an improved item, but this LF carb intrigues me (and I don't have an OF). Would love to get it in working condition.
Here is what Jay sent me.
I'll leave the link public. If anyone would like me to make anything else on my photo bucket space public let me know.
When restoring a typical NH type carb, I am very happy to use a torch to heat the cast iron, breaking the corrosion bond thus releasing the brass parts. What I am not sure of is the opposite situation presented by this Stromberg.
What is the best/safest way to get iron/steel corroded screws out of a brass/bronze body? I would hate to ruin this carburetor.
As an update, I have been running this carb for several months now and have been very pleased with it. Much smoother and better mannered than the typical NH that I have experienced. I had good luck in this case resurfacing the original needle and seat. This carb seemed to have relatively little wear.
Link to photos of the process and drawings:
Now I am looking forward to receiving the deal of the year, an "OF" I just bought for $20.00 that looks pretty good.
Thanks to Stan for advice and some pesky screws he sent to me, along with a dang nice CD.