Sounds familiar... If you still have the original fuel pump, check to
ensure it does not have a flat spot i.e. once warm it does not tend to
stick. These devices are mechanical and therefore as they wear out they
don't always perform as expected.
1. Remove the fuel pump (put a pencil in the line to prevent your tank
2. Press and release the lever a number of times
If it always releases smoothly, its not the fuel pump
If it seems to kinda "stick" on the release, replace it
3. Install fuel pump, and hopefully enjoy the rest of the summer.
Of note: not all replacements are created equal; some require an
additional spacer at the lever arm is not the same shape as the original
spitfire fuel pump.
'76 TR6 - CF53954U
Subject: vopor lock
Well here it is 4th of July weekend and I'm not driving the
Spit...vapor lock or at least that's what I think it is. Symptoms, let
it idle to get hot. drive away with plenty of go but then
Let cool, restart. Repeat. I've moved the fuel line to go near the
firewall and built what I thought to be an effective heat shield. I will
entertain any and all ideas. It's still got the original fuel pump and