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65_302
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posted 02-25-2003 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Questions about how to store your race car over the winter months (Nov - Feb here).

Currently I drive my sons coupe one day each week for 40 - 50 miles around town to keep it going. I enjoy doing it, but was thinking I may be doing more harm than good. I do not pound it a lot. I do make a short spurt or 2 at WOT for about 1/8 mile when conditions permit. So that is the first question. Am I doing more harm than good by ocassionaly driving it ?

If the answer is yes, what do I need to do to properly store it for the winter months ?


Sorry of the length of the post, but I was not sure how to ask the questions. Thanks.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-25-2003 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 65_302:
Questions about how to store your race car over the winter months (Nov - Feb here).

Currently I drive my sons coupe one day each week for 40 - 50 miles around town to keep it going. I enjoy doing it, but was thinking I may be doing more harm than good. I do not pound it a lot. I do make a short spurt or 2 at WOT for about 1/8 mile when conditions permit. So that is the first question. Am I doing more harm than good by ocassionaly driving it ?



Excercise is always more benificial than dormant storage.
You are doing nothing wrong.

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65_302
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posted 02-25-2003 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, because its all the fun & exercise I get in the winter .

Thanks.

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rockafellz
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posted 02-25-2003 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're approaching March, you should be DE-winterizing that sucker already!!

Erik

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65_289
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posted 02-25-2003 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rockafellz:
We're approaching March, you should be DE-winterizing that sucker already!!

Erik


lol. There are about 4-6 inches of snow on top of an inch or 2 of ice here. Tomorrow, friday, and sunday all bring the promise of more snow & ice.

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65_302
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posted 02-25-2003 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
We're approaching March, you should be DE-winterizing that sucker already!!

Erik


It's ready. Just need the weather to cooperate.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 03-09-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_302:
I enjoy doing it, but was thinking I may be doing more harm than good. I do not pound it a lot. I do make a short spurt or 2 ?


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