1971 Skylark Choke Assembly and Choke gasket

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  1. Stans71

    Stans71 New Member

    Folks, I'm brand new as of 5 minutes ago. Nice to see there's a Buick forum since I just bought a 1971 Skylark with 350 engine (stock) with a two barrel. I like it! However, I'm in desperate need of a Choke assembly and the choke gasket. Anybody out there have these items?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  2. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    The gaskets can be extremely hard to find but very easy to make. Find a friend with a scroll saw. Get some gasket material with cork/rubber one side & perforated metal opposite side. Once you get the choke well (bowl), transfer the shape onto the gasket material & cut it out. Drill the mounting holes first before you cut.
    Buy a couple blades or bring a few beer for the friend with the saw.
  3. Stans71

    Stans71 New Member

    Thanks for the info. It's appreciated.
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I used orange Hi-temp Permatex RTV sealant on my choke stoke instead of a gasket. No leaks and its holding up well.
  5. Stans71

    Stans71 New Member

    Great news. Where do you get that stuff? Can you get it at any auto parts place?
  6. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member


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