Dick's Hot Rod Carburetors

Traditional Hot Rod Carburetors

2x2 Hot Rod Carberutor Intake
Flathead Duece Carbs
Rebuilt Holley Carbs
Buick Nailhead Tri Power
Four Dueces
4x2 intake system
6x2 With Strombergs
8x2 intake manifold

Hot Rod Eye Candy

We have put together every type of hot rod carburetor system imaginable. We've built traditional tri-powers to wild multi carburetor units. We can build very basic sytems to custom carburetors as far over the top as you want to go. We have built 2x2, 3x2, 4x2, 6x2, 8x2, 1x2, 1x3 and 1x4 multi carb systems.

By filling out the details on the Order Form page you can give Dick all the information that he'll need to build your carburetors just the way you'd like. His creativity has led him to custom machine his own line of spiral ribbed carburetor accessories. Several of the pictures display his spiral ribbed fuel rails, fuel filters, oil fill tubes and caps. You can browse our Carburetor Parts Page to see our carb accessories. Additionally, his experience allows him to set up a multi carb linkages that will work- whether direct or progressive. We don't use any chinsy "off the self" or "one-size-fits-all" carburetor linkage systems. It's the quality of parts, and the attention to detail that helps Dick's Hot Rod Carbs stand out from the competition.

Everything we build is with the goal of setting your carburetors apart from the crowd. We build hot rod carb systems that will leave your friends drooling. Please feel free to call if you have questions or fill out an order form to purchase your "Hot Rod Eye Candy."

Selecting The Right Carburetors

Stromber 97

Stromberg 97, 48 and 81's

The Stromberg 97 has been the carburetor of choice for hot rodders ever since they began hopping up their cars. The 97 was named after its venturi size, .097" and flows up to 155 CFM. The Stromberg 48 has an increased venturi– 1 1/32 and flows considerably better at 170 CFM. Because the Stromberg uses a mechanical by-pass valve circuit (similar to a power valve) instead of the vacuum operated diaphragm (like the Holley 94) it is virtually unaffected by low vacuum, a condition that is common on multi-carb set ups that hot rodders prefer. This frees the Stromberg from the sometimes problematic "rich-condition" that can plague the Holley 94's in multi-carb set ups. Stromberg carburetors should also be run at low fuel pressure to avoid any leaks at the felt gasket around the airhorn. Whether you run a single or multiple carburetors the Stromberg is an ideal candidate for your traditional hot rod.

Holley 94

Holley 94, 2100 and 2110's

Chandler Groves produced the first Holley 94 in 1938 until Ford was awarded the patents, and took over the Holley 94's production until 1957. The Holley was designed to be more efficient than the Stromberg 97's. It received its name from the bore size at .94". Later model Holley 94's had 1 inch, and 1 1/16th inch venturi sizes. Slight modifications can be made to the vacuum power valve to overcome most of the problems created by multiple carburetors and low vacuum conditions. If left uncorrected a rich condition can occur at low vacuum. The Holley flows at an average of about 175 CFM (with the largest Holley flowing 210 CFM). Because the Holley's have a more modern design, and flow better at mid and high RPMs than the Stromberg they make great multi-carb set ups.

Rochester 2G

Rochester 2G, 2GC and 2GV

General Motors built the first Rochester for its 265 V8 in 1955. They produced this basic model well into the 70's when it was replaced with an updated base and venturi size. This carburetor was also used on the Chevy tri-power set ups from the factory in ’58–59. The Rochester 2GC and 2GV were produced until the mid 1980's. Rochester’s are widely used on muscle car tri-power combinations. The Rochester 2G has several different base sizes, ranging from 1 3/16, all the way up to 1 3/8". Please make sure the carburetors you select will bolt to your manifold correctly. Because of the enlarged venturi and advanced design Rochester 2G's flow considerably better than it's Ford counterparts, averaging anywhere from 352 to 435 CFM on the larger models. Because of EPA restrictions equipment changes were engineered into each successive model. Be sure to match numbers and bases when selecting this carburetor for your multi-carb induction system.

Rebuilding Your Carburetors

Rusty Holley 94

Disassembly and Cleaning Process

All of our carburetors are subjected to the same treatment during the rebuild process– even carbs you plan on blocking off and using as a dummy. We begin by completely disassembling the carb, including jets, butterfly valves, and emulsion tubes–right down to the last nut and bolt. Once it's disassembled it's cleaned in various solvents until all of the parts are clean, occasionally bead blasting the stubborn parts. We take great care to ensure that all the internal passages are free of any foreign debris. We check all of the parts to ensure they will function properly, and replace any parts that don't meet our strict standards. Occasionally we will deck surfaces to ensure the parts will seal properly during the assembly process.

Rusty Holley Carburetor Parts

Reassembling Your Carbs

We then reassemble the bases and can leave them in their raw casting or paint them whatever color you choose. If you're looking for a traditional look we can repaint them to their original zinc, or bronze, and even paint them Eastwood’s "carb renew". All of the carburetors we rebuild will have new gaskets, jets, 0–rings, idle screws, springs, accelerator pumps, power valves, and main jets. Take a look at all of the carburetor systems that we have assembled, from simple to complex, with every hot rod carb imaginable. If you don't see a unit that you would like to buy then give us a call to see if we can build your custom carburetor system.