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RE: another strange TR problem

To: "'MDunst / Gasket Works USA'" <>,
Subject: RE: another strange TR problem
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 11:30:23 -0700
An exorcist is a nice idea, but it's not impossible at all. My oil temp gets
up to about 235 during a race. I know Ken's motor is probably being pushed
very hard and gets equally as hot. There will be no sign of water in it
except mayo in the valve cover and not even there if it's a tin cover and a
long enough race for the metal to get over 212 degrees.  As soon as it exits
the breather as steam and droplets it condenses and runs into the can, or it
condenses in the metal can. 

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Of MDunst / Gasket Works USA
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 10:40 AM
Subject: RE: another strange TR problem

You know Ken, this is kind of impossible.  The only way water can get into
the catch oil breather tank is 1) if it comming from the internal parts of
the engine or 2) Surrepetitiously.

If the catch oil catch tank was empty before the run and one quart was in it
after the run....  and no water/oil mixture in the motor dip stick, valve

Then you need an exorcist.

Mordy Dunst
Gasket Works USA, LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:48 AM
Subject: another strange TR problem

FOT experts. After 50 years racing 4 cyl Triumphs, I have a problem that I
really don't understand. At our last race meet at Fontana, Preston noticed
that we had approx 1 quart of radiator water in the oil catch can & that the
radiator was down about a like amount. There was no evidence of oil in the
water, or evidence of water in the oil. there was no soap in the valve
cover,or change to the plug color. It ran very well with no miss & it did
not get hot. The oil & water have separate catch cans & the radiator catch
can was dry. After much head scratching, we refilled the radiator & drained
the catch can. Not knowing what else to do we raced the main event. The car
went as well as usual, but the conditions were back & perhaps a bit more
water in the catch can than the prior run. please let me know if you have
ever faced this & what the problem was.


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