How can we stop the engine from shutting off when it reaches 210 degrees.

Tiny
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We bought a 1968 Camaro SS at auction a year ago. When we bought the car, we learned that the previous owner had just put in a crate 350 engine. Problem: when the temp gets to 210, the engine cuts off. It starts when it cools down to 190. If we sit through 2 red lights, we are in trouble. We had the radiator, added new antifreeze. What is making the engine shut off and how can we turn this off?

We've asked mechanics here in town but all seem perplexed

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 11:59 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked for vapor lock in the fuel system? That is what is sounds like. Check the routing of the fuel line. Is it near anything that could cause it to heat the fuel?

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Thursday, October 13th, 2011 AT 12:14 AM

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