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Old 04-28-2008, 09:32 PM
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327 Vig Carb Spacer and Gasket Help

Hi folks -

I had 'Betty's' carb rebuilt this weekend ($170.00 - Ouch!). This is how it looked after I removed the carb. Gasket on top, then spacer, then the thing marked 'this thing' below, then apparently another gasket below that:

The guy gave me two gaskets with the rebuilt carb... Obviously one goes above the spacer, but does the second go under the 'this thing'? Also - 'Betty' has this problem:

I've seen pix of a few other Wag's with 327's and I'm trying to figure out if this happens to most of them, do I have the wrong air cleaner housing or is part of the problem the spacer pictured above...?

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:12 AM
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That's a vac line I believe, or is part of the crankcase vent system. You need it. I wish I could find my TSM to show you. Ditch the oil bath cleaner and put on a paper element, it'll run fine with a small 8-10" one.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:06 AM
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carb spacer

here's a spacer for 4 bbl.

this is how my 327 looks with 2bbl.

I'm gonna run the super wag air cleaner when I swap to 4bbl intake.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:57 AM
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You definitiely need a paper gasket between the hard plastic spacer (that the PCV line comes from, the hose with the red stripe in the picture) and the manifold. The thick paper insulator should seal on its own, but it won't hurt to put a thin paper gasket on either side of it. If the prevuous setup only had a
thin gasket on top of the paper spacer, then that's how I'd put it back.
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