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OK, i need all your waterproofing ideas.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boggerless, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i need every idea you can think of. i did it to a truck 18 years ago but i need to cover everything.i want a snorkle so include that please.what did you do/ use to make it underwaterable?:haha: i don't want to forget anything. thanks
     
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    raise all the breathers, don't forget the transmission. silicone the dizzy cap. dielectric grease in the plug boots. Move things like coils and air cleaners inside the cab
     
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    I thought you were SCUBA.... why bother with a snorkle?

    Other than that....what are you doing for exhaust if the engine dies?
     
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    cool,i was wondering about the dielectric grease in the plug boots.what about the carb?is the stock gasket enough?
     
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    NO, I've had them get out of round when they get wet, I would make one maybe 3/8" wide from some thicker gasket material.
     
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    i dive Zim.i'll turn up the idle to keep it from dieing.maybe i'll get those plugs for basement drains that breath but don't back flow.:haha: i am near Taylor,maybe i'll get stacks!!!!!:D
     
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    how about form a gasket? or silicon instead of the gasket?i realy don't want to hydrolock a new engine.
     
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    best advice for waterproofing is Stay out of the water.

    I always laugh at guys with snorkels. if the water is really that deep you are going to be swimming in the cab. by the time the water gets to the carb and distributor you are knee deep in water in the cab. you really want to keep going?

    I agree with moving your breathers up. an oil bath filter will help keep splashed water out of the carb. remember oil and water don't mix.

    If you are going to do it make sure the fan is electric and run off a switch. you don't want that hitting water. there is no way to seal your alternator without it getting hot. water can wreak havoc on a wiring assembly so make sure all you connections are sealed.
     
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    Tuperwear everything including yourself and get a really big tuperwear container and then put 4 holes so your tires still work then you'll be fine!!!
    :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
     
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    i'm not planning to teach JR to swim, BUT i have run into the water sometimes.and i get the "you can't do it".cuz i kick their ass in every situation.:D my brother built a pit thats six foot deep water and mud.i'm not that dumb.:rolleyes: i don't spend time fording water but i would like to make it through his BS.thanks for the advice about the wireing.what should i use? heres JR
     
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    wouldn't Gladware work Chris????then i could through it away.:laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Just use some of that new press and seal stuff Lol
     
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    WHAT HE SAID^^^^^^^^^
     
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    Go Diesel?
     
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    then i would be cheap like Goldwing.:haha: i have heard that makes a good condom though.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    I'd say weatherstrip everything, but I don't know what the **** I'm talking about. :whistle:
     

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