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Re: [oletrucks] vapor lock remedies

To: "Brad Newman" <bkn6@airmail.net>, "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] vapor lock remedies
From: "Woods E. Houghton" <woodecindy@caverns.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 23:43:14 -0600
This sound off the wall,  If you are getting fuel in the crab. and it still
wont run,  replace the starter solenoid.  I had a ford, I know, that stop
run wait a few min, it would start again.  This was a company truck and I
was on a trip across Texas.  I had 5 mechanic look at it .  They replace the
points, condenser, fuel pump filter etc.  An old man 75+ mechanic in
Flatonia TX ford house, diagnosed it right,  starter solenoid.  Replace that
and had no more problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Newman <bkn6@airmail.net>
To: oletrucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 9:20 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] vapor lock remedies

>Yesterday afternoon I experienced what I assume was vapor lock.
>The wife and I drove approximately 25 miles on the freeway (60-65 mph),
>and as soon as we got off on the side streets and slowed down the engine
>quit. After it sat for a couple of minutes it fired back up, then would
>die again after a couple of minutes. We finally got to where we were
>going, it sat a couple of hours, and we were able to drive home with no
>problem. This morning after driving approximately 5 miles it did it
>The temps yesterday afternoon were in the mid to upper 90's, with the
>humidity being somewhere in the 65-70% range. Last night on the return
>trip the temps were in the low 80's, as they were this morning when it
>happened again. I'm running a stock 216, and the truck has just recently
>been completely (frame off) restored. The fuel tank was vatted and
>sealed, I have 2 inline filters, and the fuel lines are run where they
>were originally.
>What do ya'll think; does this sound like vapor lock, and if so, is
>there a sure fire way to prevent it from happening again? My neighbor
>tells me that when it gets hot (a constant here in Texas), that vapor
>lock pretty much becomes a common occurrence on these old trucks when
>speed is mixed with heat and humidity. Does that sound right?
>Thanks for any help.
>Brad Newman
>49 3100 Deluxe
>24 1 ton
>Coppell, Texas
>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

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