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Old Dec 5th, 10, 01:48 PM
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I'm replacing my double pumper with a vacuum secondary carburetor.I would eventually like to use this dp again for some weekend racing at the drag strip.What's the best way to store a carb that may not be used for 6months or so?Is all that's required is draining the gas out of the fuel bowls or is there more to it?thanks in advance
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Old Dec 5th, 10, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: long term storage of a carburetor

Yank it dran it and blow compressed air through the main jets if you want to verify there is no gas left in the metering block. I would then spray in some WD-40 to keep moisture out until it is reused.

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Old Dec 5th, 10, 11:55 PM
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I take them apart and blow dry them, silicone spray the bowl/metering block gaskets, accelerator pump and any rubber parts I use Marvel, put it back together loose so gaskets don't get squished.. I had a carb that I forgot about that sat for about 8 years and all I did was tighten everything up and it worked like it was when I put it away!.. WD works good also but do not use the spray use bulk in a squirt bottle, the propellant attacks rubber I found that out the hard way!!!...
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Old Dec 6th, 10, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: long term storage of a carburetor

Thanks for the replies guys,sounds like disassembling and drying the carb then providing a means of protecting from moisture is a good idea.What is this stuff marvel?A silicone spray,where can you find this stuff,auto parts store?
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Old Dec 6th, 10, 05:58 AM
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No one knows (except the Shadow) what is in Marvel Mystry Oil. Stuff has been around longer than me, but it is like castor oil; it cures everything. There is always a can sitting on a shelf in an autoparts store.

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And if you use it in gas it does wonders in preserving the braided lines when the system is drained and the car is put away for a long period of time!...
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