<VV> Tools & Spares (why????)

Chris & Bill Strickland lechevrier at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 8 12:02:02 EST 2010

>You certainly need a stamped 1 inch wrench to tighten a carburetor inlet nut 
>when it comes loose and starts leaking.

>... if it were to happen I would be willing to solve the problem with my channel locks.

Technically, you need to use the Vise-Grips, too -- if you don't loosen 
the flare nut before you tighten the inlet nut, it is likely the torque 
of the fuel line vibration will loosen the inlet again.  Retighten the 
flare nut after you've tightened the inlet, putting a little torque on 
the line in the 'hold it in' direction and they will stay tight.

All GM's from this eara have the same problem with the inlet 
occasionally losening.

Bill Strickland

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