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Old 08-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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First carb rebuild Please help with Vac Leak

Hello Everyone,

My 66 Satellite was starting to run poorly so I though I would rebuild the 2bbl Stromberg WW. The rebuild seemed straight forward but I couldn't get it to run right (ruff idle will barley drive). After playing with the only two adjustments (accelerator pump and float level) I discovered I have massive vacuum leaks. There is only one hose coming off the carb for advance and that was replaced. If I take starting fluid and just lightly spray on the body of the carb the rpm's surge and if I close the choke it runs better.

I didn't use and gasket sealers during assembly because it doesn't seem like a good idea but how do I get rid of these leaks. It didn't run THIS bad before I touched it.

Thanks for any tips.

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Old 08-20-2008, 01:44 PM
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take it apart and clean any and all gasket material off the flanges under the carb, and wherever the carb comes apart, and put on new gaskets.
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"always check simple first"

retorque the carb mount bolts to the correct ft/lbs...

a first motor heat cycle hot to cold can cause a new base gasket leak...
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