Stopping fuel leaks at fittings

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Posted by Jason (SWOR) on October 17, 2018 at 11:05:57 [URL] [DELETE] :

Hello folks... I haven't been around much because my dear old 8N has been down for some time now. I had reconstructive shoulder surgery and am just now getting back around to trying to revive it. I could use your advice, if you have the time.

When I parked it, it had a brand new carb and fuel line but the fuel line (purchased from NAPA) leaked both at the fuel bowl under the tank and the carb. I know it's easy to over-tighten those flange fittings, so bought another one and tried having a friend do it, same result. We put enough fuel in it to park it somewhat out of the weather and it has been sitting since.

I ordered a new fuel bowl for under the tank and a matching pre-shaped fuel line from a mail order source. I am getting ready to install all of that but am wondering about if there is any compound or fuel safe tape useful for the threaded portions of these fittings? Or, is it best practice just to mate them fitting to fitting?

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful week, my best regards to you all and thank you for your time...

Bandon, Oregon

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