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Old 11-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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... every year, there is a point when it becomes obvious that it's time to put the convertible away for the winter. That time came today - it's getting cold in the Philadelphia area now and 'verts are a lot less fun with the top up.

I inflated the tires to a little over the factory specification, checked the state and insurance paperwork, put in some fuel stabilizer, and ran the engine enough to warm things up.

Then, on the battery tender, locked up, and up on the storage lift. Got the Chivas out (with the C5 glass, of course), took one last long look, and resolved to drive her more in 2013.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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... every year, there is a point when it becomes obvious that it's time to put the convertible away for the winter. That time came today - it's getting cold in the Philadelphia area now and 'verts are a lot less fun with the top up.

I inflated the tires to a little over the factory specification, checked the state and insurance paperwork, put in some fuel stabilizer, and ran the engine enough to warm things up.

Then, on the battery tender, locked up, and up on the storage lift. Got the Chivas out (with the C5 glass, of course), took one last long look, and resolved to drive her more in 2013.

I'm sure glad I'm in East Texas I would hate to put my car up .... I kinda know your pain , for the summers here I don't even bother getting her out of the A/C that she sits in
Winter for you is like summer time here it can get up to 110 degrees and the car doesn't perform very well In the heat ... Stay warm
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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While I haven't totally decided if mine is in hibernation yet, I have a feeling it is put away until spring. Never know though - depends on how the winter months go.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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... every year, there is a point when it becomes obvious that it's time to put the convertible away for the winter. That time came today - it's getting cold in the Philadelphia area now and 'verts are a lot less fun with the top up.

I inflated the tires to a little over the factory specification, checked the state and insurance paperwork, put in some fuel stabilizer, and ran the engine enough to warm things up.

Then, on the battery tender, locked up, and up on the storage lift. Got the Chivas out (with the C5 glass, of course), took one last long look, and resolved to drive her more in 2013.

Boy, the garage is getting crowded, next you'll be looking for UM for a "Building Zone permit" You and your lovely wife and I met when we had our cars judged at the NCRS meet in Wildwod, NJ in 2003. You had 'Lauren' back then. You were amazed the you had bought such a pristine Corvette first time, and you had it trucked to your Philly area home. The 2003 convert was your second buy. You have both good taste and good luck. And you deserve both. I'm Jim Ward, I had my 1979 L-48 beige coupe back then. The next year I bought my 1SC coupe. I've done some minor things, Interior, and fender splash guards, etc.

Please give my regardss to the Mrs. You both were wonderful to share covette-time with. But I'm a friend of bill's and haven't had one in 28 years now. Good luck and we'll meet at a NCRS meet sometime soon. Cheers !
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My 2003 is "Judy" Named after the one you only meet once in this life, and let slip away forever.
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I'll drive mine until the snow flies and the streets get salted. Having said that, the forecast here, is snow for the weekend, so this might be the last couple of days of 'Vetting until spring.....



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