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Finally ready to get a snorkel

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by mooker82, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. mooker82

    mooker82

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    Not really too 80's tech but since its for an 80 ill post here. Ive finally convince my :princess: girlfriend that I need a snorkel. Yesterday heavy rains flooded most streets downtown in Charleston. She was atleast smart enough to not drive through the gigantic puddles and flood her car. I got suckered into picking her up and a bunch of other people I work with up because I drive a Land Cruiser. I jokingly told the :princess: this is why I need a snorkel and now she is agreeing to the idea.

    http://newsfiles.charleston.net/Flooding/index.htm

    Here are some pics to give you an idea of how deep the water was yesterday.
     
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  2. Doc

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    Good thing that chicky had her wind shield wipers going... she might not have been able to see where she was going otherwise.
     
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    That would have hit your bumper hehe..no snork required.
     
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    Shhh.... The :princess: doesnt really need to know that.
     
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    In addition, had you been up to your hood in moving water you might get washed away like the others. That's a LOT of water pushing against the cruiser. Snorkle won't make the cruiser impervious to these hazards.

    But, a cruiser in water up to the doors sounds like a motor boat at idle. The put-put of the exhaust breaking the surface of the water, the tires sloshing through like the bow of a boat.... Where's my fishing pole?
     
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    We dont really get moving water. Charleston just has poor drainage downtown so its just standing water :doh: . Ive seen plenty of Darwin Award candidates on TV trying to drive through raging rivers to know thats a really bad idea :eek: .
     
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    Just curious, what depth of water will a standard gas 80 make it through? I realize it depends on the tires and lift, but just approximately?
     
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    Man, if only that woman driving the car had her sunroof open too...
     
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    don't forget to extend your diff transfer/transmission breathers up while you are at it ;)
     
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    Up to the hood if you know how to create and maintain a bow wave.


    Kalawang
     
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    I though in't a really challenge there .. no constant deep water really. The main issue I thought maybe your distribuitor, coil, sparks, plugs, fuse box .. and all other electrical stuff ..
     
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