I am working on my Ford NH carburetor from my 27 Coupe and after removing the needle and brass seat I do not find a washer or tiny gasket under the brass seat fitting did the Ford Co. not use one as this could be the first time this carburetor has been apart ... I have been using a dental pick to try picking one out of the bore but no soap so far ?? .... Thanks for any help.... Joe email@example.com
I would think they would have had a gasket of some sort in there. Every one I have taken apart has had a gasket. Its entirely possible that years of exposure to fuel has disintegrated it.
6200NH is the gasket set from vendor L. I will be purchasing this kit along with other parts this week.
You guys know the drill about these gaskets. :-)
Remember that many of the guys here think the new seat gaskets are too hard to conform to the casting in the carb. They're likely correct.
They're hard paper/fiber I 'spect.
I wonder if they could be soaked in something for a bunch of days to soften them slightly...
Another fellow here suggests a severely flattened lead tire weight stamped out with punches (or whatever your imagination can come up with to make a gasket) to suit and using that as the gasket. The idea is very good.
I've never replaced a seat and that gasket so I really don't know about it, other than I'm lucky that I've been able to use the old parts in the carbs.
With some clean-up of course. :-)
Keep us updated if you would Joe. :-)
I did the lead sheeting trick to make a gasket, slick! No leaks so far.
This is Joe again ..I got the seat gasket out ... soaked it with Zep Penetrating oil ( this oil has never failed me ) for a couple of days then twisted a 3/8 end mill over the face of the gasket and I was able to pull it out with a dental pick ...Thanks for all the help ...Joe
Check the surface behind the gasket. If it's rough you may get leaking around the gasket. The cure is a sandpaper disk glued on the end of a dowel.
Or that 3/8" end mill... :-)
Thanks Steve ... I used the sandpaper on the end of a dowel trick and it cleaned up the gasket surface real nice ... Thanks again ....Joe