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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 02, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a reman carb for a 73 camaro 350. Holley reman the roch q-jet. They gave me a set of gaskets for the intake manifold that consist of a metal insert and 2 thin gaskets. However, what came off the car was about 1/4 inch thick and one piece. Did I the correct replacement gasket or not. My manuel shows a thick insulator so I dont know what is correct.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 02, 12:58 PM
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If your intake manifold has an exhaust passage that crosses over right under the front part of the carburetor, then it should have the thin metal spacer. I cannot remember for sure which way the 73's are. If the manifold has been replaced, it is probably ok with the thick gasket. If it has been running that way for a long time, then put it back the same way.
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1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
1973 Z-28 family car...Brother bought it new in 73
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 02, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I used the thin gaskets that came with the rebuilt carb. After we put it all together we cant seem to get a vacuum reading off the new carb until you rev the motor a bit. My buddy said he would take off the gasket and replace with the thick gasket. He swears he can hear a vacuum leak some where. I dont know. Car sounds and idles about the way it did before. What do ya'll think.
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