I am sure its just me, but I regard vapor lock along the same lines as Deer
Whistles or Snipe Hunting. When there is no gas, its a plugged or restricted
fuel line, when its no spark but only dies when hot, its usually a coil. Of
course it could be other things related, but vapor lock on an old truck is
rare to non existent. These things ran in any weather, any time. There is no
tougher or more reliable thing on the planet than an old 6 cylinder chevy
truck. Too many years of experience with these things with no vapor lock to
suspect it now. Of course a few more years and/or dealing with the public
too often and I could vapor lock, but thats another story!
1950 3100 * 1949 3600
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Szwed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Oletrucks List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] vapor lock remedies
> The vapor lock problem seems to come up quite a bit and usually the
> are pretty standard.
> On an old tractor list that I am on, it seems quite a few guys have
> had problems with this also.
> Some guys thought it had to do with the additives and oxygenators being
> added to the gas, and that it lowered the boiling point.
> Anyway some guys claimed by adding a little diesel fuel to their gas the
> problem went away.
> Just wondering if anyone else heard of this or tried it.
> Joe Szwed
> Stockton, NJ
> 50 Chevy / 51 GMC
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959