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#401602 - 01/11/18 02:58 PM Re: 1946 won't idle [Re: Chev Nut]
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I would try either Gene's or Bob1951chevy's ideas before changing the manifold gaskets. You need to identify the problem before you can fix it. If it does not suck in the oil or propane then look for another cause. Have you done a compression test?
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#401614 - 01/11/18 07:04 PM Re: 1946 won't idle [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thank you. I will double check idle mixture and speed screws.......I believe they are ok. Thanks for advice on gaskets...my next project ! LOL Do I need to put any sealant, etc. on this ? Want to make sure I do it right the 1st time.

#401615 - 01/11/18 07:08 PM Re: 1946 won't idle [Re: Clement]
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Thanks m006840.....just saw your comments.....ok...yes, you are right.....and have not done a compression test yet......will do that also. Thanks again. Update next week as I work on it.

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