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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 03, 2020 01:24PM

Take it with you, . . . . . .
and HAVE FUN ! ! ! cool smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 19, 2020 08:35AM

Hey all,

Just a little update:

The move is set for this Monday. Garage piled high with boxes on the non-Corvair side. (You know, the non-essential areas. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out )

The car is at empty and I tried idling it in the garage (Sounds nice after that spring incident) so that it would just die when it ran out of gas, but after two hours it was still going. How far after empty is it really empty? I usually try to keep it topped off so I'm not sure how many extra gallons are there after the gauge says they're gone. Nice to know I have time, but how much longer should it be at idle?

Also, I replaced the oil with "break-in" oil. Will that be good for storage or am I better off draining it? (Spoiler alert: I hope I don't have to drain it.)

Gonna miss the car, but it will be a fun Spring.

Cheers all, and I will change the location in my Signature after we arrive in Fargo.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 19, 2020 10:17AM

Empty can still have several gallons in the tank.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 19, 2020 12:11PM

You can disconnect the fuel inlet on he fuel pump and run the engine until it quits. This will drain the pump and carburetors.
I would then dump some fuel stabilizer in the tank.
When you come to pick it up, install a new in line fuel filter if you have one,add at least 5 gallons of fresh gas to the tank. Reconnect the fuel line if you didn't already. As for the fuel system you should be OK.

I have personally fired up a few Corvair's that sat for 20+ years. As long as the fuel is not foul and rodents haven't chewed up the electrical, they usually fire right up with not much issues.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 19, 2020 01:37PM

Cool.

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: November 19, 2020 01:41PM

Loan it,,,,what's the worst that can happen?

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 19, 2020 01:45PM

oh Mel, the stories I have heard...

Anyway, it has turned out to be a hybrid situation. I am leaving it at my home in the garage, but that home is going to be rented out to a friend, so it will also technically be in HIS garage.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2020 01:45PM by playerpage.

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 19, 2020 01:49PM

I did that once and when I came back most of my cars had the glass broken and the tops caved in by his idiot younger brother and friends. My first Corvair, a nice '62 Monza was totally destroyed in that disaster. Burned my garage down too.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 19, 2020 08:12PM

No idiot brothers (that I am aware of) in his family. All daughters for him, and only the youngest (14) left at home.

Any idiots stopping by will be suiters trying to impress the dad, so I assume they will (try to) behave themselves.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Long-Term Storage Tips Vs. Loaning a vehicle
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: November 20, 2020 09:28AM

My first Corvair was a super low mile '62, with 12,100 miles on it in the '80s. Lent it to a friend because they needed a car. They flipped it into a ditch. Beer cans everywhere, one person went to hospital with collapsed lung. Don't lend it if you can store it.

James
West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
2016 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 (for hauling cars, trailers, fifth wheels, quads, etc.)
2013 Victory Car Hauler (enclosed)
2019 Express Car Hauler (Aluminum, Enclosed)
2015 Polaris 570 EPS
2016 Polaris 570 SP
2017 Corvette Z06 Convertible
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.
2020 Outdoors RV 25RLS
2020 Corvette HTC 3LT,Z51,FE4

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