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Username Post: Carb. Rebuild        (Topic#367037)
DucatiRod 
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11-24-21 11:58 AM - Post#2831401    

Question to settle discussion: What is the right thing to put on a Carb Bowl Cover gasket when rebuilding; White grease, oil, Indian Head, or maybe nothing, or what?
Thanks in advance~



Edited by DucatiRod on 11-24-21 12:56 PM. Reason for edit: add word

 


Shepherd 
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11-24-21 01:43 PM - Post#2831403    
    In response to DucatiRod

Never used anything over many years.



 
Rick_L 
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11-24-21 07:50 PM - Post#2831416    
    In response to Shepherd

Not only have I never used anything on carb gaskets, I've never heard of others doing it either.



 
DucatiRod 
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11-25-21 05:40 AM - Post#2831422    
    In response to Rick_L

Thanks for the replies, I never saw anything making gaskets stick when taking a carb apart, but needed some more input~



 
carbking 
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11-25-21 05:58 AM - Post#2831423    
    In response to DucatiRod

Late to this thread, but as others have posted; absolutely nothing!

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The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

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Mercedes 
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11-25-21 06:32 AM - Post#2831426    
    In response to DucatiRod

There is no need to put anything on the gaskets.





 
paulo57509 
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11-26-21 05:00 PM - Post#2831464    
    In response to DucatiRod

  • DucatiRod Said:
Question to settle discussion: What is the right thing to put on a Carb Bowl Cover gasket when rebuilding; White grease, oil, Indian Head, or maybe nothing, or what?
Thanks in advance~



I've never used anything on any carb gaskets.

However, years ago I read someplace to use a little Chap-Stick on Holley metering block/bowl gaskets. This was in regards to saving gaskets when having to do jet changes when tuning.


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Edited by paulo57509 on 11-26-21 08:48 PM. Reason for edit: Spelling

 
DucatiRod 
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11-27-21 04:50 AM - Post#2831484    
    In response to paulo57509

  • paulo57509 Said:
  • DucatiRod Said:
Question to settle discussion: What is the right thing to put on a Carb Bowl Cover gasket when rebuilding; White grease, oil, Indian Head, or maybe nothing, or what?
Thanks in advance~



I've never used anything on any carb gaskets.

However, years ago I read someplace to use a little Chap-Stick on Holley metering block/bowl gaskets. This was in regards to saving gaskets when having to do jet changes when tuning.



This sounds something like I was thinking when I mentioned "oil" in the original post. Back in about 1970 I had an early 50s H.D. when I got a gasket kit for it, enclosed was a paper saying to soak them in oil over night before using~



 
docjns1 
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11-28-21 05:29 AM - Post#2831510    
    In response to DucatiRod

....and all those years we thought HDs just leaked, guess it was the oil from assembly being squeezed out of the gaskets !




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