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Old 11-18-2002, 08:40 PM
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Is there any negatives effects on the engine or supercharger if you drive it in the rain. I am talking about a roots type with a hoodscoop. I know about water injection on turbos but what would happen in the rain?

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Old 11-18-2002, 08:51 PM
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from what I have been told it will not hurt any thing.But I am not 100% sure.Just wait and see what the other guys think
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A friend of mine has a 1936 Chevy Truck that is blown. We were caught in the rain a few times with the truck and had no mechanical issues.

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That was an initial concern of mine as well, but my fears subsided after it was explained to me:


It is safe to drive the blower in the rain. Provided that you are not driving into enough rain to flood the carbs (Such as a hurricane, monsoon, or the likes).
The amount of water that enters the intake will not hurt the engine in any way, in fact, you might think in terms of water injection.
Run a good filter such as a K&N, and more often than not, the filter will stop a majority of the water to begin with.
Plus, if you are running a bugcatcher type scoop with the butterfly valves, you won't be injesting that much water anyway since the valves are not fully open unless you are really on the gas.

Yes, it's safe and ok to run a blower in the rain.

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The only trouble I've ever had is even on just cool mornings with some dew in the air the carbs would almost ice up when going down the road. I depends on how much the carbs are out of the hod as to much much effect this will have. Rain didn't seem to make it any worse. If I stopped for 30 secs. or so the engine heat would warm the carbs up and remove the frost. I built a nice shield that bolted to the front carb that moved the air around the carbs and solved the problem for me.
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