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What sort of problems would you expect if you have a fuel line less than a foot from the carb "heating up" ... as in contacting the upper radiator hose? It's a metal fuel line.

Is this likely to eventually cause the engine to shut down?

Mach1 has been shutting down ... I noticed this fuel line issue and pried it away from the radiator hose ... drove it ten miles ... no problem.

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Well, it can never hurt to keep the fuel lines away from any heat source, so perhaps you got it fixed there.

Ususlly, fuel problems like vapor lock or insufficient flow for any reason do not kill the engine immediately. There will be some surging, and the engine will still respond to quick shots of the gas pedal as the accelerator pumps squirt their last few cc's of gas.

Do you have a mechanical fuel pump?

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I was just wondering, are you using a duraspark ignition? Girlfriends car, '85 GT Cobra, had a problem similar, turns out it was in a wiring harness between the duraspark and the coil. Shut it down like it was turned off.

Check your harness plugs you may have corrosion or a shot wire. If the wire heats up it can fry inside.

Just a thought to try.
 
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