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Old 03-17-2006, 03:16 PM
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Carb install, spacer or no spacer?

I'm putting this Holley on a Performer 460 manifold. My buddy gave me this spacer and gaskets. Holes line up but spacer has a center rib and gaskets are open except for the perimeter. Should I bolt up the spacer with a gasket on each side, should I just bolt up the carb with one gasket under it or should I get another gasket so the center is/would be sealed down the center rib in the manifold?
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i always use 4 hole spacers on dual plane intakes.
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The one shown on the left is the correct one for the shown intake plenum. It is also a heat insulator whereas the open gasket is not. Just make sure there is no interference between the insulator and the carb venturi plates.
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So, I use the spacer without the open gaskets? i.e. the spacer is also a gasket. It's a soft composit material so I wondered.

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