Carb Heat soak/ Vapor Lock
Went on a cruise today with the Orange County Mustang Club to Arrowhead, CA. (5000 ft.) All went well until I decided to stop for gas before we started up the hill. Filled up and she re-fired fine, but after I pulled out of the driveway (in the middle of the street) she died. (not the first time it has done this) Wouldn't re-fire. Pushed it back in the driveway. I t hink it was flooded. Kept trying no luck. And ended up letting it sit for five minutes, and it FINALLY sputtered to life, coughing smoking, and running like hell.
Started up the hill and had no issues until we got to town and pulled into the parking lot, and then she dies again! Pushed it into a spot and left it till after lunch. Hour later, try to start, and almost gave up, because my battery was almost done. And she FINALLY fires again. Let run for a few minutes and then pullout.
Go MAYBE a half mile. Stop at a stop sign. And...she dies again. Battery is done. Someone stops and gives me a jump. And she fires again. Barely. I turned the idle up so that it won't die on stops. And we make it home. (after I turn down the idle once we get off the hill)
So I THINK its heat soak or Vapor lock (same thing) and probably the altitude to add to it.
My thoughts on a cure
1. Get carb checked ( I think the floats need adjusting. She will also Die on hard braking)
2. And extra gasket on the carb spacer?
3. Heat shield wrap on the fuel line.
Any other ideas?
Clothes pins? :0
sorry for the long post
Current ride -1965 Mustang 'A' Code Fastback. Silver blue metallic. Med Blue int. Auto, San Jose, 10/8/64 #144941
Not forgotten 1996 Mustang GT