strange distributor idea - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old December 7th, 2009, 06:11 PM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
strange distributor idea

Has anyone tried running a small air line to the distributor and turning on enough psi to it right before crossing deep water. Maybe making use of the ARB compressor? Just trying to think of alternative ways to get it to live with water without completely sealing it. It has to breath right? Or is sealing it and running a breather out of it to a snorkel good enough?

Thanks.
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old December 7th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Hans's Avatar
Hans
Status: Offline
Hans Haase
The D-90.com Lab Rat
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,381
I was about to dismiss the idea totally.... but I have to say it's got some interesting possibilities now that I thought about it.

Not sure if it seals enough for an overpressure type of concept to work in this application, but I have to say that the IDEA is a valid one. It all depends on how much ventilation it has, how much air volume and pressure you put into it, and if you can force water out of it in that situation.

My only real concern is that you probably want some type of good air filter in your supply line, the last thing you want is to be blowing dust into there and causing other issues.

Hmmmmmmm....... intriguing.

-Hans
__________________
My oil line fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My 100k stopped odometer fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Brace for impact, I'm in a "modifying mood". Massive thread count inbound.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 7th, 2009, 08:23 PM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
Maybe I could try testing one out of a car by trying different psi from the shop compressor and submerging in a 5 gallon bucket to check the theory. I thought if it would work and their is already air available, add another relay and switch.
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old December 7th, 2009, 10:02 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,624
Registry
Keep in mind it usually has a rotor spinning at thousands of rpm which it won't have in the bucket test. I assume this will affect the pressure.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 8th, 2009, 11:31 AM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
good thought
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 8th, 2009, 12:00 PM
D90user's Avatar
D90user
Status: Offline
steve
109/110 ambulance-55 series I
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,447
I have heard of this before using fish tank air pumps.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 8th, 2009, 01:46 PM
revor's Avatar
revor
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
I've seen this a lot. Usually in comp trucks, the air pressure is regulated down to about 3 psi. Then it is used to keep the water out of dizzy's to ECU containers to front engine covers on diesels.
__________________
Keith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 8th, 2009, 03:16 PM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by revor
I've seen this a lot. Usually in comp trucks, the air pressure is regulated down to about 3 psi. Then it is used to keep the water out of dizzy's to ECU containers to front engine covers on diesels.
Thanks. Is there more than one breather hole on our dizzys?
Has there been a consensus on the best way to deal with some amount of water?
It can't be sealed completely because of condensation, correct?
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old December 8th, 2009, 11:15 PM
cdb
Status: Offline
Clark Bowen
1969 Series 2a/OM617 Bugeye 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 775
Here is RPI's take on what you proposed


http://www.v8engines.com/knowledge/I..._proofing.html
__________________
2011 RR HSE -
1970 LR Series 2A Bugeye BenzOver
2001 GMC 2500 4wd
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old December 9th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
That's a great idea, and a real easy mod!
__________________
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old December 9th, 2009, 10:04 AM
revor's Avatar
revor
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
Geeze now I almost want an engine with a distributer so I can try this...
__________________
Keith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old December 9th, 2009, 11:06 AM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
Thats brilliant. Exactly the idea I was looking for. Thanks guys. I will give this a try in the next week or so.
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old December 9th, 2009, 11:14 AM
revor's Avatar
revor
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
In thinking about it, vacuum would suck in water if the Dizzy wasn't completely sealed..

I'm back on the pressure bandwagon.
__________________
Keith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old December 9th, 2009, 11:28 AM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by revor
In thinking about it, vacuum would suck in water if the Dizzy wasn't completely sealed..

I'm back on the pressure bandwagon.
Gotta figure out how to completely seal it. Besides where the cap attaches itsself, how many other areas are we talking about on our ditributors?
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old December 9th, 2009, 12:47 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,624
Registry
I'm pretty sure there is a drain hole on the bottom
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old December 9th, 2009, 01:10 PM
pushngo
Status: Offline
Randy Williams
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 287
I saw a guy at MAR who siliconed his tight. Problemis when it gets hot and water get sprayed on the cap condensation occures on the inside anyways Problem is now you can't get the cap off to dry it.

I think if you are under water long enough to need this enough water will be sprayed on the wires plugs ecu etc that a dead dry dizzy won't help. A good example is all the non dizzy trucks that are dead in the water
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old December 9th, 2009, 02:12 PM
huck1974's Avatar
huck1974
Status: Offline
shane cates
94 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 890
I agree. I don't want to go swimming with the thing. Just some protection from the "oops, that hole was deeper than I thought" thing. I'm thinking dipping part of the coil in the ruuberized stuff that you dip tool handles in. Dielectric grease and liquid electrical tape for everything else. Going to make a small waterproof box for the ecu and relocate it higher. Just some ideas.

I will take pictures of the dizzy mod when I try it. I'm thinking of getting vacuum by usung a T on the brake booster.
__________________
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And I love you too
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
distributor

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange things growing in my wife's garden... Trigger Misc. Chit-Chat 9 August 30th, 2005 02:26 AM
Strange... Campbell Defender Technical Discussions 9 June 24th, 2005 10:49 PM
strange heat issue jabber Defender Technical Discussions 15 March 6th, 2005 05:42 PM
Strange feeling while driving... wicks Misc. Chit-Chat 5 March 3rd, 2005 01:37 PM
strange 9/11 video jperakis Misc. Chit-Chat 2 January 17th, 2005 07:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Copyright