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1940 Super 8
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todd landis
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Have things mostly together on the 40 super. Went to put the carburetor on the intake manifold as I have done probably fifty times over the years, it sits too low. In other words the bolt studs protrude through the carburetor base holes too far. They now hit the top of the base, not allowing the carburetor to fully seat. As stated before getting senile in my old age, but don't think there was ever a spacer in place???? Just the gasket. In order to get it back to the correct height would need to use around four thick intake/carburetor gaskets, or? I could pull out each stud and grind down? What am I missing here? So embarrassed!

Posted on: 5/18 12:56
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Re: 1940 Super 8
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On most engines there is a phenolic or fiber spacer under the carb which is used as a heat insulator. On the Clippers with 356 engine it is black, 3/8 thick, and shaped like the gasket but also uses a regular gasket on either side of the spacer.
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Posted on: 5/18 13:35
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Thank you. The only thing I can think of is I never took it off when doing a carburetor rebuild. But, when I took the intake and exhaust manifolds to be machined for the in and out ports, they pulled it off or it came off after around fifty years? My next question is, does anyone have one for sale? Are they sold by the usual suppliers? Do I need to make one from? Thanks

Posted on: 5/18 13:39
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Pretty sure I have one left NOS. It'll be Monday before I can confirm.

Posted on: 5/18 13:57
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Re: 1940 Super 8
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Sounds good. Thank you, let me know. Here or tolandis@yahoo.com, or text me 661-492-5551.

Posted on: 5/18 14:04
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