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Old 11-01-2007, 08:03 AM
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Does anyone put their S197 away during winter or do most folks drive it all year 'round? (of course, if you live in the south, this question doesn't really apply to you). If you do store it - what are some tips you can pass on to others?[/align][/align]I'll start: Purchase a bottle of StaBil, then pour it in the tank. Next, fill the tank completely, and run the engine for 5 minutes so that the mixed fuel w/Stabil gets through the fuel system.[/align][/align]PS: Both my '65 and the '06 will be stored in the newly built Stable...[/align]
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:23 AM
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Not ANOTHER winter storage thread....

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:31 AM
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It's coming up to Winter, there's bound to be a rush on repetitive storage threads, especially from people who don't spend much time on the board. Wait til Spring when the "getting the Mustang out of storage" threads appear [8D]
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:55 AM
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I never store. We live in one of the worst winter environments in the country and DD the GT. Drive it people, or at least learn how to drive on ice and snow.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:00 AM
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Battery tender.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:33 AM
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+1, battery tender is a must unless you plan on starting it up every couple weeks.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:58 AM
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Winter just means one side of the back seat is usually folded down, so I can get my skis in the car. Oh, and I change out the race tune, don't really want to have the hair trigger gas pedal
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:01 AM
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in the winter I get outa my car and have it transform into optimus prime and we go bowling together cuz its too frackin cold in the mainland for driving in the winter
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:18 AM
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funny post above! But I do store in the winter and though it has been discussed before I will add if you store it outside under a car cover make sure you put down some plastic. If it is not on expoxy'ed cement or in a heated garage I would lay down some thick plastic to help prevent the moisture from underneath the car rusting the undercarriage (exhaust hangers, certain bolts and nuts, etc). It should be at least 8 mils thick and you can get it at any hardware store. Any paint supply will have it too as long as it is the thicker variety. Hope it helps! J
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1) Fresh oil (removes acids)
2) Fuel stabilizer/top-off gas tank
3) Vapor barrier between tires and concrete (prevents dry rot. May consider jacking tires off the groundto prevent the "dreaded" flat spot)
4) If at all possible, maintain heat (only needs to be above freezing) at a relatively stable temperature

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