Originally Posted by Chev Wagonmaster
I have a 68 Firebird with the original overhead cam straight six. I have rebuilt the carb, but am not satisfied. I would like to purchase a new one. It looks like a Stromberg 97. If anyone has info regarding a replacement, I would appreciate it. Thanks
Your engine has a 1 bbl. Rochester Monojet originally. If you have the tools and want to give it a try, a rebuild kit can be bought for it for less than $20.
The carb number would have been on a tag under one of the air horn screws, IIRC. If it's gone, get a carb kit for one of the following carb numbers, they're some of the Monojet carb numbers used on the Pontiac 6 OHC engine:
1 bbl Rochester Monojet
If you had the Sprint option, the engine would have come w/a Q-jet, bigger cam and higher compression. I had one in a '68 LeMans, ran good for what it was, about like a strong SBC 283.