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Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: FRANK6969 ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:04AM

First year storing a 63 Spyder in an "Unheated" garage, in Buffalo NY. Besides changing oil, green marine stable in a full gas tank, and using laundry softner sheets for critters, removing the Battery, and covering it.... I also plan to driver it on a large tarp and bungie it up like a present. Any other thoughts?

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:10AM

Put a 18" plastic wall around it to keep the little cruisers away. Use Cab Fresh also.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:23AM

FRANK6969 Wrote:
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> First year storing a 63 Spyder in an "Unheated"
> garage, in Buffalo NY. Besides changing oil, green
> marine stable in a full gas tank, and using
> laundry softner sheets for critters, removing the
> Battery, and covering it.... I also plan to driver
> it on a large tarp and bungie it up like a
> present. Any other thoughts?


Storing in an un-heated garage is not that uncommon around here...though my garage is heated, I only really turn it on when I'm in there.

What is the reason for the tarp? I put plain car covers on mine, to keep the dust off, I do not use Stabil (cars sit from November - April, typically), and I sometimes put dryer sheets in, and sometimes disconnect the batteries. I store 4 this way.


Eric P.
DeWitt, iA

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:30AM

I just drive it in, disconnect the battery , put on the car cover to keep the dust off and shut the garage door. This will happen next week till after Memorial day . 8 months , Been doing it since 1999 with no problems. No critters or gas problems.

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:43AM

FRANK6969 Wrote:

> changing oil

good

> green marine stable in a full gas tank

good

> using laundry softner sheets for critters

semi-good. Some persons have had less-than-ideal results using laundry sheets as critter repellent. The product "Fresh Cab," available at Tractor Supply and elsewhere, proved 100 percent effective in my vehicles stored in my otherwise mouse-ridden barn.

> removing the Battery

good

> covering it

good, assuming you mean a breathable car cover. Do NOT use plastic!

> I also plan to driver it on a large tarp

good -- keeps moisture from coming up from the floor

> and bungie it up like a present

Not good. Will trap moisture from temperature and humidity fluctuations. Just leave the tarp as a floor cover.

--Bob


WhyImWhenIm64

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:59AM

Stuff a piece of steel wool into the snorkel of your air cleaner. It'll keep any unwanted guests from moving in.

Just don't forget to remove it in the spring.winking smiley

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe (under Construction) Getting REALclose.

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: September 13, 2018 07:32AM

www.carcapsule.com.

Roger Fedor
Whitehall, PA
1963 Spyder Coupe, currently undergoing re-restoration

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 13, 2018 07:47AM

[www.tomcatbrand.com]



Put one of these near each tire. I don't fold them, just leave them lay flat.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: September 14, 2018 07:02PM

Frank, I have not had a problem with an unheated ATTACHED garage, but I have several cars stored offsite in a metal pole barn with a concrete floor. I have had problems with unpainted parts rusting and aluminum parts oxidizing. Several years ago I laid down 1/2" rigid foam wall insulation on the floor and drove the cars on top of it. This little trick made a big difference in reducing the corrosion and oxidizing to almost nothing. The other fellows who share the 28 car barn were impressed enough to do the same with their spots after they saw my results. I think the problem is the concrete floor acts like a big block of ice in the spring when warm moist air may show up for several days and leads to condensation on the car surfaces. The insulation blocks the cold floor and lets the car warm up faster. Jim

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Re: Winter Storage unheated garage
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: September 15, 2018 06:19AM

[www.carbag.com]

Instead of wrapping your car in a plastic tarp, consider this as an option.
Essentially it is the same thing but more like a Zip Lock Freezer Bag.
This uses Desiccant packs to absorb any moisture that may be within the sealed bag while the vehicle is in storage.
The Desiccant packs are reusable if properly dried out in your oven. The seller refers to these as Omnidry.

Here is cut and paste information from their website:

Step 1:
"Sweep floor and check tires to remove stones and grit that may damage the “jacket bottom”. If floor is not smooth, place tarp or other padding under jacket. Lay the jacket down and drive to the center. Place 2 packets of OmniDry on the jacket."

Step 2:
"Put a soft, clean, and dry cloth cover on the vehicle for added protection and then zip up the jacket. Be prepared to see your car come from storage looking as it did when you put in."

Additional Information:

Jackets are guaranteed for indoor use only
Your vehicle must be dry before put into the jacket
Do not wash on the day you plan to store your vehicle. Allow several days for thorough drying.

Do not drive on wet road or even wet grass just before storing.
Do not operate air conditioning before bagging as the evaporator may keep dripping water.
Repair all fluid leaks. Especially check fuel tank, fuel lines, radiator, water hoses and windshield washer system.
A freshly painted vehicle should not be bagged. Fresh paint should be properly dried/cured two to three months before storing a car or bike in any carjacket.
Keep jacket interior clean by putting something under vehicle to catch drips as needed.
Be sure bike or car is cool. Never park or cover vehicle while engine/exhaust is hot. Jacket material could be damaged/melted.
Store your vehicle during low humidity whenever possible. Mid-afternoon on a dry day is best
Use a gas stabilizer like Sta-Bil.
Over-inflate tires 10 lbs. psi.
Check antifreeze for amount of cold protection.
Remove battery and clean with a baking soda and water mixture.
Save jacket box for future storage of jacket.
Save OmniDry box, plastic bag, and instruction card if you plan to dry desiccant for reuse. Some folks place them in jacket under vehicle.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2018 06:24AM by Caraholic4life.

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