While you are on the subject of vapor lock, would someone please describe it fully. I don't think that I have ever experienced it and I would like to know what to expect and understand why it happens.
LamontLaMonsterV8 said:What do you guys do for vapor lock? Do we have room under the tank for one of those plates for the carb? I got stuck in trafic for about 1,5 hours and I vapor locked By the way my fuel lines are fine, it the carb that is getting hot.
You may be right but if I have just a little bit of ram air I never have a problem so I'm thinking maybe passing some air through there would help. I guess there's only one way to find out.Boss Man said:Lamont,
I suppose getting more air circulating might work, but with the radiator fan blowing all that hot air back at the motor, and sitting still in traffic, I wonder if another fan would actually do anything. I know when I'm stuck sitting in one place for a while, I just shut it down. Good luck!
DonBoss Man said:Hi Don!
How ya doin? Looks like the riding season is finally here. Had some nice warm days here for a change. Even got the Boss out a few times. I think I'll be needing that new rear tire sooner than I thought! Ha Ha!
As for your question about why some do and some don't.......Who knows? But it sure keeps things interesting doesn't it!!
Hope you are well. Are you planning on going to Stamfords open house in July? ..........Don B
Another thing that helps eliminate "vapor lock" is higher fuel pressure and more volume capacity. It keeps relatively cool fuel forced into the lines and helps to stop the 'vapor' from forming. The stock pumps are a little weak in the pressure area and under hard acceleration they are on the edge for being able to supply enough fuel...my small block consistantly would starve on the top end in first....I could not pull over 5500 rpm without it running out of fuel......once we changed to the bigger volume pumps, the problem went away.