Do I need a carb gasket??

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  1. nymbert

    nymbert

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    I just got my carb back from Jim C and am ready to slap it back on. When I took it off there was no gasket to be seen (except the one that looks like it is molded onto the insulator). Do I need another gasket?
    Thanks!
     
  2. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    don't know about toyota, but on chevy's, you can reuse the gasket numberous times...i've never had to deal with reusing on toyota. and yes, it is part of the insulator.
     
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    There are gaskets available from SOR that go between the manifold and the carb.
     
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    Or you can make one with some bulk crushed asbestos gasket material from an AP store. Not a complicated shape.
     
  5. nymbert

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    Yea I checked them out on SOR. Do I really need one though? There was not one on it when I took off the carb
     
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    I managed to get a good seal without adding another gasket. The insulator has a gasket on the surface that conformed to your carb a long time ago. If you were to change carbs, You might have a problem getting the two surfaces to mate well. Reusing the orgininal carb should be ok. I did choose to shave down the swolen bump on the gasket that lined up with the counterbored bolt hole in the center of the carb - probably not necessary though.
     
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    no, that is the gasket and its molded into the insulator thingy........which costs about $100.
     
  8. nymbert

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    Great! Thanks for your help. I will be re-installing it this weekend
     
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