Originally Posted by techinspector1
Now, with the motor already assembled, I was trying to envision some way to check the gasket seal. Here's what I came up with:
What if you made a steel or aluminum plate to cover the carb mounting hole in the intake. Drill one 0.453" hole in the plate to accept a tubeless tire valve. Drill another hole and tap it to accept a 0-15 psi pressure gauge. Back off all intake rockers. Use a bicycle tire pump and attempt to slightly pressurize the manifold plenum/head ports. If you couldn't get any pressure built up to stabilize the gauge, wouldn't that indicate that there is lack of seal somewhere?
, wish I'd thought of it, don't forget to securely block all vacuum ports on the manifold.