Re: '49 8N "No Swimmin" (ignition don't like water; won't start)

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Posted by Brad on July 16, 2020 at 07:03:22 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: '49 8N posted by Tim Daley(MI) on July 16, 2020 at 05:05:59:

Bruce, I remember something similar happening decades ago (having point-condenser on car, was simpler time lol ;-) when I took my Ford Mustang to a car wash.

Having thoroughly cleaned the outside of car, used special selection for "tires and engine", removed dirt and grime off engine/tires ... and then my Mustang would not start!

Luckily, I carried several items in my "get out of trouble kit" and was able to spray the inside of distributor cap with WD-40, which (when wiped clear) dried out things enough to get me home, as my car then started.

I believe you've made an excellent suggestion, to ensure everything is well sealed against water infiltration. Just because you cannot see any way for water to get in, does not mean it cannot happen.

I never did figure out how water got into my Mustang, but I was glad I had WD-40 to rescue me lol. In such a scenario, I'm thinking silicone sealer could also be your friend. :-)


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