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Old 08-03-2001, 01:30 PM
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I received my carb & distributor back from Lars and am about to install it. I have a quick question that I forgot to ask Lars. I have what appears to be a phonolic spacer between the intake and the carb.



My question is... it didn't have gaskets on either side of it. Does it self-seal itself? Should I use gaskets? Should I replace it with a new one, assuming one is available. It appears to be in good shape, but does have indentions one both sides matching the indentions of the intake and carb.

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Old 08-03-2001, 02:10 PM
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It's an organic fiber insulator/gasket, not phenolic, Dick. It is the gasket and requires no other gaskets. The rings inserted into the gasket keep you from using your super-human strength to crush and split the gasket or crack your throttle plate.
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Old 08-03-2001, 02:26 PM
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You should put a new gasket on.You should be able to get a new one at just about any auto parts store
.The new gasket will probably be made out of a grey gasket type of a material.It will work better that the old one.



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Thanks for the reply. I ran into town to grab a burger and stopped by AutoZone and bought a new one. You are right, the new one is grey.
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