THE Company and its people
Founded XXX Carburetors, shortly after leaving DaVinci Carburetors of Conroe, TX in
2004. Branden along with two other friends formed the small company and started in
the corner of a small workshop. This is how the XXX name was founded, one X for
each worker. After putting in a lot of hard work Branden found himself working alone
when the two friends decided to find work elsewhere with a bit more income for their
It was when Branden was at DaVinci that the idea of modifying motorcycle
carburetors came about and putting those ideas into function was the hard part. This
is where coworker at the time, Bob Maltz with his experience in machining and
motorcycle engines, came into play.
A year or two later the two invented the “Original Booster Kit” for S&S carburetors.
After seeing a need for new ideas for S&S made carburetors the DaVinci company
and Branden teamed up with machinist and co-worker Bob Maltz to start designing
and building custom made carburetors. One of the design efforts resulted in the
creation of the Orange County Choppers Fire Hydrant Carburetor featured on TVs
Discovery Channel. Branden also was involved with the development of the OCC
Liberty Bike Torch Carburetor.
After 4 productive years at DaVinci Carburetor Bob and Branden eventually went their
separate ways. Branden still had a desire to produce quality products at a fair price
and it didn’t take long to start XXX Carburetors near his home in Conroe, TX. Bob
Maltz, who had also left DaVinci Carburetor earlier, found out that Branden was
working on carbs again and pretty soon the company of XXX Carburetors had grown
to two X's.
Now in 2007 Branden has decided to step down because he wanted to spend more
time with his family. It takes a lot of work to keep a business going and sometimes
families feel the strain. At XXX Carburetor all the products produced are carefully
made with the customer in mind. Tech support does not end at the point of sale.
Bob Maltz, from Brooklyn, New York, began life by growing up and surviving in the
concrete jungle until he was about 9 years of age. His dad grew up in the city but like
most parents wanting something better for a growing family moved the homestead
out to the country, Long Island. Bob’s dad, who Bob claims is the worlds best
mechanic, always was fixing something at home from rebuilding cars, transmissions,
engines, lawnmowers plus remodeling the whole house. It didn’t take long for Bob to
start picking up some tricks of the various trades.
After graduating high school Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, the war in Vietnam
was still going on, and because he always loved airplanes and how they worked.
Bob was trained as a Reciprocating Engine Mechanic and got a chance to work on a
disappearing fleet of radial engine powered propeller driven aircraft. Even though
trained as a mechanic Bob at one time was a member of the 605th Air Commando
Squadron in the Republic of Panama. During his tour of duty Bob worked on a
variety of aircraft that included the A1-E Sky Raider, C-123 Provider and O1-E Birddog
which were being currently used in combat. Some of the aircraft Bob worked on had
radial engines with up to 28 cylinders producing over 3,800HP!
In 1965 Bob bought his first bike, a Honda 150 Shadow, to putt around the Canal
Zone where gas was selling for 15 cents a gallon on base. That was it and
motorcycles became a part of life after then. After 4 years in the service and getting
married to a gal from Panama Bob went back to New York. He worked as an aircraft
mechanic there until his wife became home sick so the family packed up and moved
to the Republic of Panama. Good jobs were scarce in Panama so Bob became a
Canal Zone cop but continued to work as an aircraft and motorcycle mechanic on the
In the late 70’s the U.S. was about to give the Canal Zone back to Panama so it was
time to leave before any problems started. Bob and family moved to Texas in 1978
after a lot of searching and decided this was the best possible place for climate and
Bob bought and operated several small non mechanic type business in the Houston,
Texas area during the early 80’s but in 1984 opened his own aircraft repair shop at a
small airport in Spring, Texas. All was good until a tornado blew half the airport away
in 1985 including Bob’s shop. Bob rebuilt though and developed a successful aircraft
engine overhaul business. During this time Bob renewed his love for motorcycles
and bought a 1986 HD FLHS Electra Glide which he still rides today.
In the mid 90’s Bob decided to get out of aviation because of the high liability risk
involved and sold the business. Bob then moved to Florida for a while but after
thinking, “What am I doing here?” he moved back to Texas and settled just north of
Houston, Texas in a town called Conroe.
In the late 1990’s Bob found employment with DaVinci Carburetors of Conroe, Texas
and worked as the main machinist there for about 4 years. During this time Bob and
Branden personally worked together on designing, building and testing such
projects as the Booster Kit for S&S carburetors, the Fire Hydrant Carburetor for the
OCC Fire Bike and many other motorcycle and automotive Holly carburetor projects
for use in NASCAR and NHRA.
After working at DaVinci for about 4 years both Bob decided to leave because of
heath issues and to pursue other interests. Bob built a shop behind his garage and
began doing some machining and working on Harley’s again. Not long after Bob and
Branden ran across each other and kicked the idea around about forming a
partnership in 2005 but now things have changed once again and now in 2007 the
partnership has ended due to unforeseen events. Today Bob proudly calls
TRIPLE X CARBURETORS his home away from home.
A letter the Romans used to indicate the number 10
The number 10 has often been used to rate something as the best!
XXX can also describe something as sexy and wild!
The products built here at XXX Carburetors,
while not always sexy and wild, they are the best and can make even a
good carburetor even better!
XXX Carburetors was originally created by three professionals with a
combined experience of over 50 years in designing and building racing
carburetors. Each X stands for one of the best people in the business and
that's how the company got it's name.