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Username Post: Leaking Carburetor Gasket ('62 C10)        (Topic#355597)
ChipB 
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03-13-19 09:21 AM - Post#2761987    

I've recently purchased a 1962 Chevy C10. Inline 6. (235cu I think) The gasket between the upper and lower part of the carburetor seems to be leaking gasoline. What's the best way to deal with this? I've looked a bit online and I don't see a replacement gasket for sale. Should I try to make a new one? Should I use a sealer? (Maybe a silicone gasket sealer? If so what brand would you recommend?) Is this likely not so much a gasket issue but instead the float in the carb is allowing too much gas into the reservoir? Any suggestions about this greatly appreciated.




 
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jktucker92 
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03-13-19 11:31 AM - Post#2761992    
    In response to ChipB

Definitely don't use a sealer. Carburetors generally used paper gaskets with no sealer. Also, generally the float valve keeps the fuel level below the gasket level on most carburetors. You may have to at a minimum adjust the float valve too. Check out this rebuild kit.

https://www.classicparts.com/1947-62-Carburetor-Re ...




 
ChipB 
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03-13-19 01:51 PM - Post#2762002    
    In response to jktucker92

Thanks for the response. I guess my next decision is do I want to try to rebuild the carb or just buy a rebuilt one. I'm trying to learn to take care of this truck, so I guess I should dive in and try to rebuild. Hopefully, it will go well.
Thanks again.



 
jktucker92 
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03-13-19 05:00 PM - Post#2762019    
    In response to ChipB

They are pretty simple to rebuild if you have detailed directions. Worst case is you're out $30 for the kit and have to buy a rebuilt one.




 
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