Carb/Manifold Gasket Cement?

Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:04 pm

I installed a rebuilt carb on my '57 two weeks ago... This is another first for me. Its running fine, but I have not done any work with the tractor yet. A neighbor stopped over Wednesday afternoon. He said I should have used gasket cement on the new install. I did not use any...just a new gasket.

Should I remove the carb again and reinstall with gasket cement?



Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:07 pm

I dont think it is necessary unless manifold or carb is warped. I never use cement on mine with no leaks.

Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:39 pm

If you use cement, you are going to have a devil of a time getting it off next time you have to change the gasket. I don't use anything BUT the gasket and it seals fine.

If you carb is warped, see instructions for lapping the flange on the server under Lurker Carl's Carb Fixes.

Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:50 pm

I agree with Rudi and Johnbron.

Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:43 pm

Mike, I also agree it will be just fine...unless it leaks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It will be fine :!: :!:

Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:40 pm

Mike . I would leave it alone if you got it to seal. no need to make more work for yourself. Steve