Vapor Lock

When hot weather sets in, a lot of A’s can experience vapor lock.  Especially when pulling away from a stop.  It is annoying to say the least.

Some have resorted to clipping on clothes pins the entire length of the gas line, or rubber hoses as insulators for a solution.  This sometimes helps a little.  But when vapor lock happens, these things aren’t always available.  Gas additives like Marvel Mystery Oil or kerosene are also common fixes.

One thing that has worked is high octane gas.  It has an additive included to prevent fuel line freeze up and vapor lock.  The nice thing is that it is always available.

This article was printed in the August 2006 issue of the “A” Quail Call.

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