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Unread 09-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
23Paddywagon
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Default open air engine (carb.) in rain

What happens to the engine when you are driving your Tbucket open air engine in the rain?
Does the water get in through the filter?
How do you solve this problem?
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Unread 09-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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I've never had a problem but I do try to stay out of the rain.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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I've been caught in fairly heavy rain several times and never had a problem with the car continuing to run as normal. I have a forward-facing Hilborn-style scoop, so I get maximum rain scoopage!! I did have to change out the paper filters the first time, but switched to K&Ns, which don't soak up the water.

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Unread 09-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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We've been caught dozens of times in some pretty hard rain. I'm running dual quads with open perimeter K&N air filters. No issue here
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Good gawd Ben, that is not rain it is a freakin downpour.
Was there any issues with gauges or electrics do to the soaking??
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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Good gawd Ben, that is not rain it is a freakin downpour.
Was there any issues with gauges or electrics do to the soaking??
Nope - just some fogging of the gauges. I do like to spray down my dist cap and wires with wiredryer before a big trip. the worst part is the pounding on the forehead...the rains really stings!. And you better have good goggles and something to dry off with when it stops or you find good cover.

Dad and I hit some real soakers on the PowerTour 2002. We soldiered on and got our pics in Hot rod mag. Had a pretty good rooster tails off the tires!
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Unread 10-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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i drove 130 miles in hard rain and my car did not run good dried the aircleaner and covered the front half with duct tape problem solved
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