Author Topic: No Carburetor Gasket??  (Read 182 times)

cor72vette

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No Carburetor Gasket??
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:10:55 AM »
So I'm pulling my intake to replace valley pan gasket and I find there is no carb gasket only a heat shield.  Am i lucky it never leaked or should there be a gasket?  Stock W72, Quadrajet

thanks!
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cyber104

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:28 AM »
Can you post a picture?
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Grand73Am

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 01:23:43 PM »
Should be the stainless 4 hole heat shield directly on the intake, then a gasket, then the Q-jet. So, yes, there should be a gasket.
Steve F.

cor72vette

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 01:30:49 PM »
Should be the stainless 4 hole heat shield directly on the intake, then a gasket, then the Q-jet. So, yes, there should be a gasket.

That's what I thought.  Amazing it never leaked!  It's incredible the things you find done wrong digging into these old cars.
1977 Trans Am W72 4-speed Cameo white Firethorn/white interior.

Other rides past/present:
'03 G35 Coupe
'12 Jeep JKU
'03 Jeep TJ
'72 Corvette
'89 Corvette
'81 Z28
'99 E430
'98 DeVille
'67 Eldorado
'74 X/19
'95 Mustang GT
'89 Mustang GT
'69 Mach 1
'86 CRX Si
'89 CRX Si
'74 Mark IV
'08 Fat Bob
'91 GSXR750
'89 ZX10
'86 CBR600
'77 CB400F

cyber104

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »
FWIW - I don't have a heat shield - only a gasket.

I'd still like to see a picture

Chris
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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »

cor72vette

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 08:07:46 AM »
FWIW - I don't have a heat shield - only a gasket.

I'd still like to see a picture

Chris

I would but can't seem to post the picture here.

1977 Trans Am W72 4-speed Cameo white Firethorn/white interior.

Other rides past/present:
'03 G35 Coupe
'12 Jeep JKU
'03 Jeep TJ
'72 Corvette
'89 Corvette
'81 Z28
'99 E430
'98 DeVille
'67 Eldorado
'74 X/19
'95 Mustang GT
'89 Mustang GT
'69 Mach 1
'86 CRX Si
'89 CRX Si
'74 Mark IV
'08 Fat Bob
'91 GSXR750
'89 ZX10
'86 CBR600
'77 CB400F

cyber104

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 08:36:55 AM »
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cor72vette

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Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
1977 Trans Am W72 4-speed Cameo white Firethorn/white interior.

Other rides past/present:
'03 G35 Coupe
'12 Jeep JKU
'03 Jeep TJ
'72 Corvette
'89 Corvette
'81 Z28
'99 E430
'98 DeVille
'67 Eldorado
'74 X/19
'95 Mustang GT
'89 Mustang GT
'69 Mach 1
'86 CRX Si
'89 CRX Si
'74 Mark IV
'08 Fat Bob
'91 GSXR750
'89 ZX10
'86 CBR600
'77 CB400F

Re: No Carburetor Gasket??
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
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