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  • Oil cure for vapour lock

    Mr. Biggs, does the oil in the gas trick work for vapour lock in the V8 as well? Although I must say that I haven't had that problem since fitting a supplementary, electric petrol pump in the Speedster which I turn on in worrying circumstances. (It can't be on all the time related to the fact we couldn't get +ve ground, 6v. one here,) But I remember the bore of waiting for things to cool down with our Champion even here in temperate UK and in London there isn't much room for things to pass you while you wait for that, so the possibility of it happening to me again in hot weather traffic jams is the worst kind of nightmare.

    The car attracts enough attention as it is without bringing London to a standstill! One time it happened in Parliament Square where, fortunately, there was room for traffic to get by and the police evidently overlooked the possibility that I might be a modern day Guy Fawkes with a bomb in the boot (trunk). It also gave the tourists something to photograph besides the Houses of Parliament.[:I]

    Peter.

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    I haven't heard of using oil, but I have heard of using small amounts of Diesel fuel or kerosene (that's paraffin to you, mister <G&gt in the gas tank. Never tried it, myself... I've driven my '62 Lark in 90 degree weather in stop and go traffic, I was overheating but the car didn't miss a lick

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      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        Diesel fuel works very well for preventing vapor lock, and also ping reduction. What I do is save my old quart oil bottles from an old oil change, and buy a few gallons of diesel and transfer the diesel from the gas can to the quart bottles. I keep most of them on the shop shelf, but I do keep two or three in the back of the truck. At fill up time, I buy the cheap gas, and dump one of the quart bottles of diesel in per fill up. Nice and easy, and it is not messy. I usually toss the bottle in the trash at fill up, so I don't have to drag it home.
        It's interesting that one bottle usually gets passed on to someone who is suffering at a show. That's why I carry a few.
        Jeff[8D]






        quote:Originally posted by N8N

        I haven't heard of using oil, but I have heard of using small amounts of Diesel fuel or kerosene (that's paraffin to you, mister <G&gt in the gas tank. Never tried it, myself... I've driven my '62 Lark in 90 degree weather in stop and go traffic, I was overheating but the car didn't miss a lick

        nate

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          Cool strategy, Jeff!

          Miscreant at large.
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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