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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 11:53 AM
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I've always just used the paper gaskets dry, making sure that both the face of the inlet, and the carb mounting faces are nice and clean and flat.

Some people use a smear of grease, some use sealant. no hard & fast rule as long as they seal ok.

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I've used a very light coating of grease on the gaskets for the past several decades. It was a tip from a WWII warbird mechanic that has served me well for decades. You want your Alfa's carbs to be free of air leaks when you head into combat!

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Swallow. Perfect timing for resurrecting this post. I've been reading everything I can and I guess too many answers is bound to confuse (??) anyone, let alone me.
**I'd like to hear what SB Pilot used for gasket sealant on his manifold, both sides.
**And also what nuts/washers for the inside of the manifold holding the carb mounts?? (I've had a lot of bb help with this, but since this is the exact set up I'm about to change to, his experience would be beneficial. Especially if they held tight!!)
I know this post is an old one, but should provide good experience from what has worked for SB.
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I've used a very light coating of grease on the gaskets for the past several decades. It was a tip was a WWII warbird mechanic that has served me well for decades. You want your Alfa's carbs to be free of air leaks when you head into combat!
I use grease as well, a tip from my father's generation.

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INRE grease for carb gaskets:

Combat air mechanics used grease in part because they'd take the carbs off a LOT (crappy fuel). Modern A&P guidelines have an aircraft-fuel rated gasket sealer for this application.

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