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A Chevrolet with a Ford carburetor? YES!!!<P>Is there any information out there on the Stromberg carb that was used on the 216 Chev engines? This was an after market item. My 50 Chev had one on it when I got it. The parts stores gave me nothing but grief about it when I went to get a rebuild kit, so I now have a Rochester on it.<P>Dan

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Rich & Thomas,<P>That is why I want to go back to the Stromberg. I haven't gotten that good of gas millage since I went to the Rochester. Besides, I don't want "FR" to put all of his money on gas when he drives it - - I might be able to get him to buy me a drink.<P>Dan

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Rick: Yes, I' am sure! I own these wonderful "Standard Catalogs of American cars" part 1 and 2. I don't know whether all is true what are in these books.<BR>I read under the 1950 Chevrolet historical footnotes this: "New Rochester carburetor was B or BC type. Some cars also had Stromberg BXVD-2 or BXXD-35 carburetors." <P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA

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It was getting good gas millage then it went south. I was getting 24-26 MPG with the Stromberg and now with a Rochester I am getting about 15-17. With the price of gas the way it is - -<BR>I wounder why there is such a diffrence<BR> between the two? Were they factory installed?<BR>All the linkage fits perfect so there isn't any modification or bending of rods, even the gas inlet lines up.<P>Thomas - you made it so simple - I have the same books, but didn't think to look for that kind of information. I thought this might be a tough question to answer. Thanks<P>I bet the guys at the parts stores will still give me grief.<P>Dan<p>[This message has been edited by D Binger (edited 03-30-2000).]

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This one's driving me nuts! Thomas, what's the english version of that book say! I can't find anything about Stromberg and Chevrolet. That carb of Dans has to be a Stromberg BXO single barrel, but I can't believe it ever came on the car originally. <P>Dan, can you put a picture of it on here?<P>Rick<BR>

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I don't know how to put a picture on this ,yet.<BR>The millage is why I want to put it back on the car. I talked to an old mechanic today and he said that I needed a Master Float Valve. He then went over to a shelf and got a whole box of them down. The cost was in the ballpark - - $3.50. Now he wants me to bring the carb in so he can look at it. I shall return. This is the man who rebuilt the conbination starter/generator/distributor for my 22 Buick. I did find out that the numbers that Thomas found are for a carb that went on a Dodge 41-53 or DeSoto 47-48. I am realy confused now. Nothing new.<P>Dan in the state of confusion <P>(thought I had better correct this before Rick saw it)<p>[This message has been edited by D Binger (edited 03-30-2000).]

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WOW, this is a great topic. Anyway if you can't fix the carb you can always put in a Powerglide 3:55 rearend and if you control your speeds you will still get better than 20 mpg.<P>In early 1950 nobody was happy with the new improved Rochester carbs. They had poor performance and were being replaced with the Carter W-1 carbs user on the 1949's. I never heard of the Strombergs but Carter's contract had been terminated so it makes sense that Chevrolet would try other manufactures.<P>Bob

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I just wrote what I?ve read in my book. With the same words. Now I found one thing more in my book after 30 min. The Stromberg BXOV-2 Model 380286 was used (with others) in the 1952 Chevrolet (Inline Six 216.5 cui). Maybe an earlier Model (12-224) was used in the 51? The Powerglide Six had the Rochester, only.<BR>The Dodge 1947 to 1952 used BXV, BXV-3, BXVD, BXVD-3 and some more. I didn't find the BXVD-2 in my book. <P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA<p>[This message has been edited by ThomasBorchers (edited 03-31-2000).]

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I have a Chevrolet Truck Shop Manual 1948-<BR>1951. It states that there were three types of balanced carburetors used on trucks.<BR> 1. The Carter downdraft is used on all conventional models '48-'49. <BR> 2. The GM model "B" downdraft carb is used on all conventional models '50-51. <BR> 3. The Carter updraft is used on all Forward Control and COE models.<BR>That does not help but, that's what the book says.<BR>later-jac

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Dan, <P>just went through my Chevy Shop Manuals from 1949 to 1954 and only the Carter and Rochester carbs were mentioned. Your Stromberg carb is as elusive as my Black Truck Engine to document. Also went through my Truck Shop manuals and I agree with jac. The GM model B appears to be the Rochester Carb.<P>Talked to an old time Chevy mechanic today and he told me Stromberg made a replacement carb for the Chevy engines in 1950 because of the poor performance of the Rochester carbs. <P>Best I can do for now,<BR>Bob<p>[This message has been edited by chevyrif (edited 04-01-2000).]

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The shop manual I have for 49-53 passenger cars only talks about Rochester & Carter carbs. I did talk to a friend (who will be getting on this fourm soon) and he told me that he had a Stromberg put on his 49 Chev in about 1950 and that it cane from a parts store - - The Stromberg must have been an after market item. Now we have to find some specs on the thing.<BR>I still want to put it back on my 50.<BR>Dan

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I had a 51' Chev 5 window that was all original including the 216. You might also be intereted in knowing that in most cases their was a base plate under the carb that was an adaptor for the Upper Cylinder lubricating system. The reservoir was located on the fire wall and looked similar to a Mason Jar and the oil line then went to the the afore mentioned adaptor plate. The purpose of the system was to help lubricate the valve train. The Oil of choice was Marvel Mystery. This was one of the reasons why you always saw a little puff of smoke when shifting gears. The system I had was not an after market period correct product. It was stamped as GM.<BR>Oil. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by D Binger:<BR><B>A Chevrolet with a Ford carburetor? YES!!!<P>Is there any information out there on the Stromberg carb that was used on the 216 Chev engines? This was an after market item. My 50 Chev had one on it when I got it. The parts stores gave me nothing but grief about it when I went to get a rebuild kit, so I now have a Rochester on it.<P>Dan </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>

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Found a guy that thinks he can get me the rebuild parts for my Srtomberg. (To long of a story for the forum) Will keep you posted.<BR>He said that this is an after market item.<P>Dan<P><p>[This message has been edited by D Binger (edited 04-04-2000).]

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