Filter gasket/seal

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Feb 5, 2013
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Mount Prospect Illinios
My Car
1972 Fastback, Sportsroof
Just reinstalled my rebuilt 2100 carb and installed a new WIX screw in filter. I seem to have a very slight seep from the parting surfaces where it screws in. I know that there should be NO gas leaking, but before I over tighten and strip something out, I am wondering if there is a gasket or seal needed between the filter and the bowl. I don't ever remember there being one there, but one site showed a screw in filter for a 2150 with a gasket/seal. I'm going to remove the filter and look at the threads. I was getting small tightening movement, but don't want to strip something. There is a very slight clearance between the bowl and filter. Should it be flush?