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Vapor Lock????

 
tradinpinks
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Posted: 10/02/08 06:40 AM

purchased a 55 2 weeks ago and have only driven it a few times. Runs strong, 383 mild build w/ electric fan added to stock radiator. Motor shut off a couple times and fired right back up, until I guess it got too hot and vapor locked????

Anyone had experience with this? I researched it, and apparently it was an issue back then.  

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gm2500hd454
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Posted: 03/17/09 11:21 AM

shur was  but the 383 os an ok motor but what the hell something that old needs a big block to haull its body weight but if your into small blocks that ok  

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Dave632
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Posted: 09/21/09 02:09 PM

Vapor lock usually occurs when the motor is shut off for a short period of time and then restarted. The motor and fuel lines have time to heat soak and boil the fuel out of the carb/fuel lines. I doubt what you had was vapor lock, more likely some other kind of fuel starvation or ignition problem.  
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canted
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Posted: 09/21/09 03:41 PM

^ what he said.  
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