What the heck is this?

#1
I took the carb off my '66 2000SC today because I was replacing the exhaust manifold, which had cracked and was leaking. I found an odd thing inside the intake.Is this normal?

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It seems like it might be there to provide a smooth transition from the carb to the main manifold. But it was actually not together any more and one half had made its way all the way into the main manifold. The other half was sitting on top of it. The end result was quite an obstruction in the intake. You can see how far into the intake it had migrated and how long it had been like that in the next photo. Look at the little groove it was wearing into the back of the alloy:

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I just took it out when I put things back together. Doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Is this normal? Or did someone do something funny...

Thanks
Karl
 

harveyp6

Well-Known Member
#2
It's supposed to be in there, they often break like that, as in a recent thread on here, I suggest that they go over the shoulder, which you would appear to have done. Either shoulder is fine.
 
#3
It's supposed to be in there, they often break like that, as in a recent thread on here, I suggest that they go over the shoulder, which you would appear to have done. Either shoulder is fine.
Thank you! Good thing it doesn’t matter which shoulder because I didn’t keep track :LOL:
 
#12
Whereas l still have to turn the big wheels to finance the services of;

Harvey's Mobile Auto-Magiks (no moaning or whinging guaranteed) :Retired

It's why l can't afford to retire.
 
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