We're now shifting gears and moving to the carburetor installation before wrapping up the ignition system. The stainless steel separator shown is commonly left off when the carburetor is replaced, which can cause carburetor base plate damage. The S/S plate was used to keep exhaust gasses from reaching the carburetor base plate. Exhaust heat is routed through the cylinder heads and intake manifold when the heat riser on the exhaust manifold is closed. The heated exhaust helps warm-up the engine and aid cold weather drivability. Another common mistake is to put a gasket between the S/S plate and carburetor. The gasket between the S/S plate and intake manifold should also be an exhaust proof material, not a paper gasket.