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Epoxy, JB Weld? What should I use?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RaisedK5, Jul 5, 2000.

  1. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    This isn't actually a truck question but hey you guys know everything. My other ride is a 69 Buick Riviera, and somewhere along the line some Jacka$$ overtightened the fuel filter holder thingy on the front of the carb and stripped it out, now it leaks. The carb is in great shape otherwise so i figured the easiest way to fix it was to put in an external filter and glue the inlet fitting in , so my question is what should i use that is not affected by gas? And by the way i wish i had that engine in my Blazer, woohoo, 360hp & 475 ft.lb. thing drives like a rocket ship, anyway, any help will be appreciated.

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  2. Blazer79

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    I think you can have the thread rethreaded one size larger with a special tool and simply change the fitting.

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  3. Jason73K5

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    You might just want to try a bunch of wraps of teflon tape and see if that seals it up. I wouldn't bother trying to use any kind of epoxy or other sealant right there, the consequences are too grave if you have a leak afterwards.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    The label on my box of JB Weld says that it can be used to repair gas tanks. I'm thinking this means that gas won't mess with it. [​IMG]

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  5. Cua757

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    Have you tried tapping it out using a tap and die kit yet? I'm sure a heavy duty truck shop would have something that would work on a thread fastener that size. (If you Tap it out, clean your carb completely!)

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  6. RaisedK5

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    i ended up using the JB weld, no leaks, the threads were really messed up so teflon wasn't an option, and i was trying to fix it cheap, so a huge tap wasn't really in the cards either, but thanks to everyone anyway!

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    you should try bringing it to a local machine shop to se if they can re thread it or even heli coil it the shop i work in may be able to do it if you live in connecticut
     
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    if its a holley get another float bowl. JS
     

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