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Jerry Jacobson
11-04-2017, 07:35 PM
Well, I put the coach away until spring. I'll miss not being to take it out when I get the whim to do so.

Mark Jordan
11-04-2017, 07:40 PM
Mine as well, I know the feeling.:(

John ED Renstrom
11-04-2017, 09:58 PM
Hate not having space to just put them in were on those warm dry days you can't just get one out and take it down town.

Russell Street
11-05-2017, 10:44 AM
If we have good weather next Saturday, we'll take the '64 to Norwalk and top off the fuel, bring it home and put it away for the winter.

Richard Vyse
11-06-2017, 07:15 AM
What are you guys talking about, I never have an issue driving mine year round. :D

John ED Renstrom
11-06-2017, 10:03 AM
No road salt down there just constant humidity and heat.

Richard Vyse
11-06-2017, 10:56 AM
No road salt down there just constant humidity and heat.

Isn't that the truth. Michigan is calling me home! :letitsnow: Bad part is my Lifeliner no longer has heat AT ALL! That was all removed when the new A/C system was installed.

Richard Vyse
11-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Well, I put the coach away until spring. I'll miss not being to take it out when I get the whim to do so.

That's some kind of spray foam insulation on the walls Jerry.

John ED Renstrom
11-06-2017, 08:20 PM
Isn't that the truth. Michigan is calling me home! :letitsnow: Bad part is my Lifeliner no longer has heat AT ALL! That was all removed when the new A/C system was installed.

Buying the heater ac unit would not be a problem

Jerry Jacobson
11-09-2017, 03:42 AM
That's some kind of spray foam insulation on the walls Jerry.

I'm on the second floor of a five floor old industrial building. They keep it heated and dry, and don't allow any food to be brought in. All floors are used for storing classic/collectable cars.

Here are two pictures when I put them in storage last year.

Peter Grave
11-09-2017, 08:38 AM
Richard; I am sure there is room for an old fashioned box heater and that will keep you warm up front.

Ron Devies
11-10-2017, 08:48 PM
The 61" Rescuer, Suburban, 54" and Pontiac are all put to bed. Still have to do the Pinner yet.

Walter Suiter
11-11-2017, 02:59 PM
My curioscity forces me to ask; Do you leave those rides sitting on the tires over winter, or take the weight off the rubber?

Also do you add fuel stabilizer to the tank prior to shutdown?

Russell Street
11-11-2017, 04:25 PM
Too damn cold to take the '64 over for gas, so we put it away as is. To answer your question, we've got very thick rubber mats under the tires. We also use non-ethanol racing gas, so we don't need to use a stabilizer.

John ED Renstrom
11-11-2017, 09:55 PM
everyone has a different Ida on how to leave it sit. mine are all out side. I put 5 gl. of gas in them and sometimes if I remember I all the sea foam. like Russ it just depends on the weather the day I put them away. then on the nice days I might just drive one kind of rotate that around a little. it's been 4 months on the 72 now.

Paul Steinberg
11-11-2017, 10:43 PM
Too damn cold to take the '64 over for gas, so we put it away as is. To answer your question, we've got very thick rubber mats under the tires. We also use non-ethanol racing gas, so we don't need to use a stabilizer.

You might want to rethink you belief that you don't need a gasoline stabilizer. All gasoline deteriorates with age, and it will gum up your carburetor as it sits in the bowl and ages over the winter. If it were me, I would put a stabilizer into the tank, and then let the car idle for 10 minutes until it is throughout the fuel system. The shut the car off, and clamp the rubber hose coming from the tank to prevent fuel being pumped into the carburetor. Then start the car, and run it till it runs out of gas. Allow the engine to cool, and the next day, remove the clamp from the hose. Any gasoline that remains in the carburetor, will not do any harm, since there will be very little left, and that gas will have been treated with a stabilizer.

Tim Prieur
11-11-2017, 10:57 PM
Paul, that is my approach. Stabilzer, then let it run. As to tires: on the ground but inflated to max psi. Should never say this, but so far, so good.

Paul Steinberg
11-11-2017, 11:04 PM
You never know. Last year, I put the cars away, and did nothing, and they all started and ran well in the spring... or should I say, that they didn't run any worse than when I put them away. Sometimes you get lucky, but not always.

Peter Grave
11-12-2017, 01:06 AM
Yep todays gas is awful just got an 08 Crown Vic town that owned it parked it (just drove in to Pubic Works and shut it off). They then let it sit for 11 months and put it up for sale you guessed it it did not run fuel pump inop we have had success beating on the tank with a rubber hammer. This time we did not win so its going to be drop the tank and install a new pump Thank you government for making the gas so great!

Paul Steinberg
11-12-2017, 08:33 AM
Yep todays gas is awful just got an 08 Crown Vic town that owned it parked it (just drove in to Pubic Works and shut it off). They then let it sit for 11 months and put it up for sale you guessed it it did not run fuel pump inop we have had success beating on the tank with a rubber hammer. This time we did not win so its going to be drop the tank and install a new pump Thank you government for making the gas so great!
You can thank the farm lobby for the Ethanol in our gas. The farmers got the law so they can produce a cheap product, corn, and have a guaranteed market to sell it. Ethanol was tried in the 1920's, and it didn't work well then, and it still doesn't work well today. Did Canada swallow the same poison pill and add it to the fuel there?

Learn more at this link.............. and this one also.... (http://smarterfuelfuture.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0Y_t4ZG51wIVFxuBCh0fQQCrEAAYASA AEgJrMfD_BwE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE5jbDqAz-M

John ED Renstrom
11-12-2017, 10:44 AM
I don't think the blam rests on Aug producers. They are just supplying a product that is in demand. All funded by your tax dollars at Large. Pull the taxpayers dollars out of the alternative enrgery pool and it will collapse into it's self. All these things were tried in the early 1900 and apandoned then as not practical. The one that is is of course the hydrogen on demand generators. Proven to work but ignored because they can't figure out how to tax the water.

Walter Suiter
11-13-2017, 03:08 PM
As big of a PITA as alcohol is in gas, it beats MTBE all to hell 18 ways to Sunday.

MTBE should have been marketed as a penetrant given how well it found potential exits from underground tanks and contaminated ground water.
MTBE sent a trainload of Kohler engines to the grave thanks to its ability to penetrate fuel pump diaphragms, and probably a few car engines as well. Then there is the high probability it gets into the food supply and causes Cancer.

Even if you remove the alcohol from current market gasoline it will morph within 9 months, according to chemical engineers, into plastics and liquid of unknown makeup. Gasoline is a mixture, not a solution.

John ED Renstrom
11-13-2017, 10:09 PM
did the last of my great American car shuffle today. this one now is out side. we still have to get one moved out to Centralia Wa. this year yet that will help