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JoeC
Journeyman

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From: Springfield, MA.
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-15-2000 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a new V6 Convertible and am planning to garage it for the winters.

While I'm way ahead of the curve on this one, does anyone have any suggestions regarding preparations for winter storage? I've heard alot of differing views on this.

I was thinking about not putting it up on blocks or disconnecting the battery and starting it every few weeks to keep things lubricated - perhaps a drive around the block if things are dry and clean. I already have a cover, so thats not an issue. I also plan to switch it over to Amsoil synthetic once I get some more miles on it - only have about 700 miles so far.

I want to make sure I do it right, so any tips would be appreciated.

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Joe C.
2000 V6 Convertible

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71ragtop
Gearhead

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From: Atlanta, GA
Registered: May 99

posted 07-16-2000 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JoeC,
Welcome to M&M. Make yourself at home.

I've never personally put a car into hibernation....uh...I mean winter storage. However, I remember a thread in the Classics forum that discussed it in some detail. Take a look around in there and see if you can dig it up. Try the 'search' function. I'm sure that one of our experts will be along shortly to give you some pointers. All of my cars have been driven through the winter, so I can't help you here.

Mike

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Ked
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From: Fayetteville, N.C.
Registered: Jul 99

posted 07-18-2000 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome JoeC,
I really don't believe in winter storage. Where I live, the winter's are perfect 'vert weather!!! (if not, then at least the SheStang gets driven more often, no rain for her!!!) Now, the summer's are a totally different story. It is way to hot here on most days to have a car without A/C!
So, I guess bottom line is, I really don't have any suggestions for storage. Pony's like to stretch their legs and get outta that stable for a gallop every so often!

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True Ford Blue Blood
1970 Mustang Coupe, the SheStang (my baby!!)
1964 Fairlane Sedan, gonna get it on the road one of these days. Maybe I'll paint it like a Mayberry Police Car!!
1994 Taurus, the MommyMobile (nuthin' else to say, so UNCOOL!! But got A/C) :)
Ked just bought her a '94 Mustang GT Convertible.... Oh, Yeah!! Now, that is tooooo cooooool!!

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 07-18-2000 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome JoeC,
ahhhh..another convertible lover
I too drive both my 68fb and 95 vert in the winter , mostly the 95vert..better heater

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SAM-MCA #39406
1995'Vert.
1968 Mustang Fastback
www.mustangs68.com
The 1968 Mustangs

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