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If you've lined everything up properly o rings work fine.
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Exactly!

I've never had any trouble with either method sealing.

98%+ of all sealing problems are due to the lack of a carb support and/or cylinder head alignment.

ALL IRONHEADS need a brace from the air filter backing plate to support the carb and air filter. The manifold mounting was never intended to support a carb with no brace.
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... All ironheads need a brace from the air filter backing plate to support the carb and air filter. The manifold mounting was never intended to support a carb with no brace.
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