Join Date: Aug 2011
The inlet to the carb, if properly cleaned (not sanded or mechanically bored) should accept the new fitting w/o issues. Its TAPERED. And I like the freezer idea. And actually, hitting the fitting with some starting spray (either) will lower the temp considerably too, for a snug fit. Petcock outlets are tapered as well, and mine was leaking a bit on one side, so I backed it out and put a light coating of JB Weld towards the outboard 1/2. But I also knew exactly which position I wanted it in. Dunno if Id do similar to the carb. My other carb has a threadded brass fitting installed with plumbers tape. Tight and no leakes, but I bet gas eats thru it after awhile. I personally would go with no sealant whatsoever and use the taper as its meant.