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Old 06-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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Spent a couple hours exploring an idea for a homemade carburetor o-ring.
Red RTV. I have red RTV on both sides of my exhaust gasket, intake gasket, and between the intake and the carb. Absolutely NO leaks at all. Works great!

I have lots of it keeping my POS car from having leaks too!
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:05 PM
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I googled red rtv. The first result took me to a page with some info. The description says it is shop and auto fluid resistant, but not gas resistant. Not saying it won't work, just concerned. I am gonna give it a try if I have any more problems.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:29 PM
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didn't know it wasn't gas resistant ... Blue might be, I dunno. Red is more or less the same as blue, but high temp. So I pretty much splather it on anything I don't want to leak.

I figured gas shouldn't really be touching it anyway, I was having an air leak, which means vacuum was pulling through a hole anyway. Gas shouldn't be going there once it's all sealed up. I dunno though... If it stops working I'll be sure to let you know!
I've put a few hundred miles on this though, and no leaks. I have it right on the exhaust gasket too. I can rev the engine way up and cover the tail pipe, it just stalls. Doesn't leak.

I have it all over my car too. On the intake manifold, all over the exhaust. When it gets so thin it's impossible to weld without blowing holes. Around my distributor so when I'm offroading it doesn't get full of water, filling holes in the floor to keep water out, and stuff in the car IN, sealing air leaks, etc. I goop it on anything that needs sealing up.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:46 PM
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Spent a couple hours exploring an idea for a homemade carburetor o-ring. It didn't pan out because the hose I was using wasn't heat resistant enough. found a small nut and bolt that wasn't stripped out and cranked it down as tight as I could. It seems to have taken care of the problem. After that I found a link on my pedal chain that was falling apart. Spent another hour or so rebuilding that. My hands are large and unsteady, and that makes it difficult to do things like rebuild a chain. After I got that done I went in the house and crashed, because I had been up al night (nervous and excited about my wedding on saturday).
Hey man, congratulations on your wedding!

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:25 PM
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I'm jealous. I've been wanting to do that for a while now!

What's the perks, how's it performing?
Well..electric start...(roll electric pop the clutch)...Quiet on the beach front...no fear of being to far and out of gas or battery...
batteries charge while under gas power.(unexpected perk)
I thought I had to wire something up....but no.
using both gives a nice acceleration kick...hill climbing is no problem now.
Turns heads everywhere.
Picked up some nice harley saddlebags at a flea market...a little saddle soap and they look awesome...I expect to move the batteries in there soon.


I LOVE IT!

oh and I just bought www.TrybridBicycles.com
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:30 PM
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I have a carb O ring from Sick.

Send me a buck and I'll send ya one.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:08 PM
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Finished welding up the exhaust system for my new-to-me muffler.
It looks strange, but should work out well. Now I need to paint it as well as the muffler mounting bracket I made.
Need to post pics too.
Yep we need pics............I want to see what you have going on here.


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Old 06-07-2011, 10:14 PM
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Speaking of exhaust systems... I should get some pics of mine. Because it's really simple way to have a rear exiting exhaust system. No welding required.

Also... I haven't forgotten getting some vids of pretty roads around here. I spent this morning with the GF and the afternoon before work getting my car alive again so I could drive to work...
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:34 PM
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my motorized bicycle iz gonna be reborn so to speak soon as far as looks. shes still running good
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:48 PM
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Speaking of exhaust systems... I should get some pics of mine. Because it's really simple way to have a rear exiting exhaust system. No welding required.

Also... I haven't forgotten getting some vids of pretty roads around here. I spent this morning with the GF and the afternoon before work getting my car alive again so I could drive to work...
Well, hope that car holds up good for ya, and on the Vid no hurry and dont feel pressured becuase I want to see it yesterday.............LOL!

First things first........just do what you can do and need too first and when the chance presents itself Get! That! Blasted! Video taken and up here......!


Just being stupid.......seriously though good luck with the car.

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