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Old 09-08-2002, 02:31 PM
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Whats the best way to store a carb long-term? I've been draining them and putting them in freezer "Zip-Lock" bags. Anyone have a favorite storage trick?

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In a 5 gallon pail of Varsol...filled. Empty carb of fuel before immersion. Do the same with the Varsol when it is time to install.

Keeps the gaskets in good condition and prevents crazing of phenolic floats which can make them porous. I've heard industrial strength WD-40 works good too but costs a heck of a lot more.
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What the heck is Varsol? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Its that thing between ya Vutt cheeks! lol.
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Vutt WD-40 is Hydroscopic (absorbs moisture) Would'nt that speed up the corrosion rate?
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Varsol - (V-r-sl) Old timers version of naptha. HA HA
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how long is long term. just put my holley back on after a year and it was just laying on a shelf. no probs. i've heard but it could be an old wives tale to keep them in gasoline, but talk about a fire hazard!
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Well here goes my first post....

Carb storage:
1. Clean it with carb cleaner, pay special attention to the needle and seat.

2. Allow it to dry thoroughly

3. lightly coat the inside and all mechanism's with WD40.

4. Use 4 5/16 bolts and make up a set of stands using double nuts to set elevation.

5. Seal in a plastic bag and throw in a couple of those silicone moisture absorbers that you find in the box with a new TV or radio.

6. Set in on the shelf in a safe place.

That's it, your good for a year at least.
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