Stromberg choke control

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Stromberg choke control

Post by Dropacent » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

Taking orders .........This is a nice item to have if you run an aftermarket carb of any type, but they were included originally with the Stromberg LF, OF, and RF . They mount easily on the steering column right below the levers, and make starting and warming up these carb very easy. No holes to drill. Cable supplied is easily shortened. Money back if not satisfied. We will have the next small batch done in late May, early June. We will hold the price of $165 including postage to your door. If you would like to get on the list, tmorsher@icloud.com , no PMs. No money needed until they are ready to ship, and you can certainly change your mind when ready. Thanks!
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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by StanHowe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 pm

There should be a "Like" button!


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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Dropacent » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:41 pm

You are keeping me busy making these, Stan. I thought 60 was a lifetime supply , but starting #61 soon.


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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Raoul von S. » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:53 am

Put me down for one.
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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by d stroud » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:26 am

I have one of Tim's choke controls and it is great! If you think you might want one, you'd better jump on it! JMHO Dave :D
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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Ralph F » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:41 am

I would like to order one.
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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Dropacent » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Thanks for that, David ! Raul and Ralph, please email me tmorsher@icloud.com , I’ll keep track and drop you a line when they are ready. Please no PMs or messages here. Thanks !


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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by StanHowe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Tim, I notice you are using a wire wrapped cable for the cable. Do you have an original? If you don't I have one I'll loan you if you'd like. Nothing wrong with what you are doing, I just noticed it. Back to the shop.


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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Dropacent » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:19 pm

Stan, thanks. For our patterns I have a NOS original and also several used ones. I’ve purchased maybe 3 or 4 in my lifetime, and very hard to find. If they are in the weather at all, the screws and internals rust really bad. ( I should mention all our hardware is stainless steel ) They don’t survive well with the original tube, and have really debated myself on this part. The first couple batches that were made ,we used Matt black powder coat on the wire wrapped cable, but it doesn’t hold up when flexed. Probably fine when installed , but hard to ship a 4 length without wrapping it up, and that’s when it chipped. The original is thickwall soft brass with a nickel plate on it. Impossible to find that material, and getting it plated would take the price out of the realm. I have purchased an easily bendable aluminum tubing that is very close to size, but just not sure how it would hold up to getting rolled for shipping and then installed. I’m not really up to warranty work. Another idea is to use about a 3’ length of shrink wrap tubing on the spiral tube. That would probably Telegraph the spirals through , so again, it’s the price thing.
I do buy the choke cable and wire in bulk, and it’s heavy duty stuff, but if someone seeing this wants the aluminum tube on theirs ( and then to not bother me when/if they screw it up) I’d be glad to substitute.
As you probably know, really not making a killing on these, but it keeps my ass off a bar stool somewhere.

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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by TonyB » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:23 am

I bought one from Tim last month and it works fine.
I installed it as received, not bothering to shorten it, but I’ll shorten it a little when I have time. The OF runs much better when the engine is cold with a little choke, so I’m real happy with the control.
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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by StanHowe » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:37 am

I assumed you had some originals. Some people assume that a guy in Montana having 50 OF throttle arms laser cut has access to every resource Stromberg had when they made 750,000 of them. Same with that soft tube for the choke. Stromberg probably had it made for them and it hasn't been available since 1927.

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Re: Stromberg choke control

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:16 pm

I received mine yesterday. Really well done. So, I'm lucky I have an OF carb made by Stan and now, the Stromberg choke. I will install both end of summer when my 1914 engine will be ready. We are lucky having gentlemen dedicated to restoring stuff like that.

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