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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:36 pm 
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Is there supposed to be a gasket between the carburetor and the air cleaner on a 55 Firedome?

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Steve


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:54 pm 
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I put one on my 53 and I think it's worth it. I found a couple on eBay. The ones I cut from cork weren't rugged enough.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:14 pm 
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Hola Steve

I have looked at The S-11/ C-45, C-45, C-47 and every MoPar Parts Book that I have between the years shown to 1979. They all have a Gasket between The Air Cleaner Housing and The Carburetor.

Nuthin is mentioned about The Model or Number of Doors or Division.

If you know your Carburetor "Neck Diameter" --- this is an item that can be found at any Common Auto Parts Store.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:18 am 
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Steve,

Yes, there is supposed to be a gasket based on my originally low mileage '55 Firedome and the parts book. As I recall the gasket is somewhat conical in shape so a cork cut gasket may not work. My list of NOS parts in my stash indicates I have some NOS extra gaskets and would be happy to provide one to you. Do you ever pass through Louisville when traveling the Commonwealth?

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:36 pm 
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Thanks guys.

I may have one or I can cut one. I

I don't up to the 'ville very often but I appreciate the offer.

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Steve


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