I keep thinking about running a trail that has at least one water crossing. I looked at the first water crossing a couple years ago and turned back, which was probably a wise decision. Before I describe the details of my question, you can see the water crossings over at
The first one with the red Jeep is where I stood looking and wondering how deep it was, decided that since I was alone on the trail...
Now for my questions about my wires. 1984 CJ7 258 i6.
1. I see that the PO soldered the connection when he added the tachometer, which is commendable. That connection sits about even with the distributor and hangs a little bit above the frame rail. The coil is mounted on the right fender well. This soldered connection has long ago lost the electrical tape wrapping, although I think I remember seeing it taped. This has the shape of a Y connection where the coil wire insulation was removed without cutting the wire, and the tach wire soldered on.
I know that if I just wrap more tape around it then where the tape goes around both wires it will not be a watertight seal. I do want a watertight seal on the ignition wires, right?? What is the best way to waterproof it, and other wiring connections?
2. I see that my front axle has a vent hose. I see that it goes up a bit, has a bracket on the hose that looks like it should be held up by a bolt or screw, and just lays along the top of the frame rail. So if I get into water that rises above the frame rail I am in danger of getting water into the front axle. What is the proper routing for this vent hose?
3. The solenoid for the starter is mounted on the right fender well, it is on the vertical side right about where it starts to curve over to horizontal. Do I need to waterproof those connections? How? Or will I be floating before the water gets that high