Testing gasket on an old carb

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Testing gasket on an old carb
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:38 am:

Cut a carburetor bowl gasket from hot press watercolor paper using a compass fitted with a scalpel. Tricky procedure for such a thin gasket. This is the set up I made to test for leaks. So far so good.


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:37 am:

Cool photo and a good idea. Can you tell me more about the paper??

You should get rid of the plastic line and take another photo with your old Worchester-Wooten tool set and that carb, etc. It would be poster worthy!

I thought at first that was a model K Holley but it isn't, I dunno what kind of carb it is.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 04:33 pm:

Hey Stan,

The paper I used was Canson cold press 140 lb watercolor paper. It is well sized and thick enough for a little compression when screwing down the nut for the bowl. It took me three revolutions of my home made compass / scalpel to cut a very thin and accurate gasket.

The carb I have posted before on the forum. No one seemed to know what it was. It looks like a cross between a U&J with a Kingston type offset drain bowel. Very wide intake ... a well made piece .. but I've yet to put it on my T. The leather seats were the project this summer. :-)


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