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    Look What I found

    Took the carbs off today, to install the V- force reeds, and found that the rear carb had no base gasket. I had seen leakage on the intake before and it is still there, as in the pic. Guess Im lucky I didnt have a melt down. Could this be the reason for the slow take off? Or the reason the pipe mod didnt work out? Also the intake looks as if it has been maybe ported. The metal has been ground down alot.
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    No gasket will usually lead to a leak. May have some contribution to a slow take off.

    As for the "port" it just looks like someone tried to smooth it out a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlharrison60 View Post
    Took the carbs off today, to install the V- force reeds, and found that the rear carb had no base gasket. I had seen leakage on the intake before and it is still there, as in the pic. Guess Im lucky I didnt have a melt down. Could this be the reason for the slow take off? Or the reason the pipe mod didnt work out? Also the intake looks as if it has been maybe ported. The metal has been ground down alot.
    OMG.... You are lucky. Yes it could lead to throttle response (tuning issues) and it looks as though someone actually took a fair amount of meat off of that manifold. You got to be careful with those domestic manifolds, they can get thin around the edges. Is this area OK?.... (see pic)

    Have you pulled the heads at all to look at the wash lately?
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    in the 3rd pic, is the mounting broken?

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    Andy,
    That's how they are on the Polaris Domestic intake manifold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlharrison60 View Post
    Took the carbs off today, to install the V- force reeds, and found that the rear carb had no base gasket. I had seen leakage on the intake before and it is still there, as in the pic. Guess Im lucky I didnt have a melt down. Could this be the reason for the slow take off? Or the reason the pipe mod didnt work out? Also the intake looks as if it has been maybe ported. The metal has been ground down alot.
    Very lucky indeed big air leak if no carb gasket.
    Last edited by prochamp; 07-03-2008 at 09:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyA View Post
    OMG.... You are lucky. Yes it could lead to throttle response (tuning issues) and it looks as though someone actually took a fair amount of meat off of that manifold. You got to be careful with those domestic manifolds, they can get thin around the edges. Is this area OK?.... (see pic)

    Have you pulled the heads at all to look at the wash lately?
    That is just some paint left, that didnt get ground out. Going to check the wash next.

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    Pulled the heads to check the wash, Pistons were pretty black, will post the pics later. Found another problem installing the new reeds. A few of the bolt holes on the engine were stripped, that the intake bolts to. Guess thats the reason that somebody put silicone on the gaskets. Looks like I can get longer bolts and put a lock nut on the back side on the holes that are stripped.

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    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    can't believe the rear carb didn't have a gasket,is it stuck to the carb bottom???i had the bolt hole strip before,had to cut a long nut at an angle to sit behind it correctly,or just helicoil the thing autozone has what you need.would definately give you tuning issues.talk about lean!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxPro1200 View Post
    can't believe the rear carb didn't have a gasket,is it stuck to the carb bottom???i had the bolt hole strip before,had to cut a long nut at an angle to sit behind it correctly,or just helicoil the thing autozone has what you need.would definately give you tuning issues.talk about lean!!!!!!
    I looked everywhere for the gasket. Some of the bolt hole that are stripped are on the motor, that the intake bolts to, not where the carbs bolt to.

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