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Will the new 97 fit my car?

The new Genuine Stromberg 97 fits wherever an old Stromberg 97 does. So let's take a look at the usual applications, and everything else you might need to know for alternative uses – manifold stud pattern/spacing/air cleaners/hood clearance/throttle and choke linkage/fuel lines/distributor vacuum and flow in cfm.  

What was the standard jetting?

How did they come from the factory originally and what about now?  

What size jets should I use?

This is the most Frequently Asked Question for us here at Stromberg Carburetor, and it’s about the hardest to answer. This article looks at why.  

Should I use adjustable main jets?

Adjustable main jets sound like a great idea. No need to buy extra jets or spend hours swapping them out. But we don’t make them and here’s why.  

Stromberg 97 and Vacuum Advance. Your Questions Answered

Our new Stromberg 97 Vacuum Port (VP) carburetor option provides ‘ported vacuum’ for a modern vacuum advance distributor. There are still a lot of questions around the subject through, so let’s try and answer some here.  

How do I use 5/16in hard line on my 97s?

We recently launched some new fuel fitting parts so you can use 5/16in fuel lines for Stromberg 97s. This FAQ is all about how to get it done.  

Fitting hand throttle parts

We don’t supply hand throttle levers on new Genuine Stromberg 97 carburetors because most of the carbs we supply go onto hot rods so it's not required. If you do have parts, though, here’s how to fit them.  

Help! My 97 leaks fuel past the float pin.

Original Stromberg drawings don’t call for a seal here, even though it's below the fuel line. There's just a small seat and a fine thread. Try tightening (it's not meant to be flush with the casting), or add a super-light smear of sealant/instant gasket on the thread. Just don’t get any inside the fuel bowl.

Warranty Claim Tag

Genuine Stromberg 97 carburetors are hand built and tested to ensure they work straight out of the box. Warranty issues are super-rare, but if you do have a problem, simply contact your dealer. The Warranty Tag that came with the carburetor explains what to do. If you can't find it, download a new one here.  
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