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Ekki 03-06-2012 03:01 PM

I need a carb spacer
Well, actually I do not want to use a carb spacer but when I tried to install my new carb feed lines I ran into a clearance issue (see attached pics) with the Performer intake. Btw, the feed lines are original parts from Quick Fuel for my SS-680-VS carb.

Anyway. A spacer is the only (easy) workaround I can think of right now. I guess a 0.5" spacer won't change the setup dramatically. Any recommendations for good ones or parts to avoid?


V305 03-06-2012 05:45 PM

Maybe you can tap the hole so the thread plug can go deeper

sqzbox 03-06-2012 07:10 PM

Can you use a flexable line to the primary to raise the connection?

Jake_Dragon 03-06-2012 08:09 PM

Can you remove the carb and install the fuel line then bolt the carb back down?
Looks tight but you may have enough room.

But a 1/2 spacer wont hurt the carb, Jegs and Summit have a large selection.
I have aluminum spacers on my car and they work great, I sealed the bottom to the intake and just use a paper gasket between the carb and the spacer.

southshore30 03-06-2012 09:20 PM

I had the same problem but with the manifold vacuum port behind the carb and had to use a spacer. I think someone else mentioned your best option, tap that plug a little deeper. What is it, maybe 1/2" pipe thread? Coat the tap with grease to collect the shavings and push it a little deeper and you may be good

Ekki 04-02-2012 01:21 PM

Hi guys,

and first of all thanks for your suggestions.

I thought about tapping and I also thought about a carb spacer but finally a friend of mine (who knows a plumber...) offered his help.
He fabricated this -

It works! :)

sc2dave 04-13-2012 01:47 PM

while you're at it, you can do this,

1971BB427 04-13-2012 08:09 PM

You could have saved some fittings by simply pulling that plug and grinding off the excess height that sticks up. It would still have plenty to hold the allen and tighten.

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