Keeping water out of the dizzy

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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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If I'm being honest, when I take any of my Minis out in the rain, I put a Morrisons bag over the front of the engine. It looks totally crap, but works a treat.
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You smile Mark, but it's as good as anything. We used to say that where there's a will, there's a way and very often, there's usually an easy way
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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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Unlike Spider I prefer not to block off the holes completely - to me the dizzy needs to be able to both breathe and drain. As long as you can keep the worst of it out from under the cap and drowning out the points, then you'll generally not have an issue.

I use silicone grease around the cap to dizzy join. I used to use spray on Ignition Sealer or Damp Start but it seems impossible to get now. Decent fitting leads are worthwhile - although water can't get into the dizzy here it keeps a good sound connection between lead and cap.
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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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Never had a problem with Mothers Pride bag an Rocket WD40 liberally splashed all over!
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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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Another item found at the back of the garage. Has anyone seen one of these full grille length perspex water shields before or know who produced them?
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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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The late Donald Farr's method after travelling along very wet roads to a very wet Gaydon event.
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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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A big bit of thin black plastic, about 45x45 cm. Tie wrap it to the engine or use the proper rocker cover brackets and and wedge it down the front. As long as it doesn't contact the cap or leads, it's good. Drilling holes in it and tie wrapping it around a couple of grille slats each side works fine.

I hate WD40 over everything. :lol:
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They did do a rubber cover, but they are had to find nowadays
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This is the BMC Australia authorised accessory ignition shield kit.

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Re: Keeping water out of the dizzy

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In my country Uruguay the hot climate makes it difficult to protect from water but we use the small plastic protector from the mk3
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