engine runs about 3 miles and stops running

by Patrick
(Greenville, SC)

1960 corvette has been in storage for 30 yrs. I got it running, it starts great, will idle for an hour but when I take it on the road in 3/4 miles it quits running. I'll let it sit for 1/2 hour and it starts right up and runs for another 3 or 4 miles and we go through the same thing again. Any suggestions?

Patrick Hensbee

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fuel flow
by: terry

I've been in the motorcycle rebuild trade for 30 years. The problem you describe is common in many bikes. The new fuels contain alcohol and the older fuel lines were not rated for it. The liner in these lines get soft and collapses blocking the fuel. After a short time of no demand they relax and allow fuel to flow. Only to block off again during flow. Enough to fill the carb for a short run

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