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Old 12-08-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Long Winters Nap: How to Store Your Corvette for the Winter

Keith at Corvette Blogger put together this really through guide for storing your Corvette. We know this subject has been done to death but still thought this was pretty great:

http://www.corvetteforum.com/article...tteBlogger.php
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Wow... That is really wrapping her up for the winter!

I didn't go quite that far with mine because I hope there will be some nice days where she can get some 'exercise' over the winter.

In my case, I left the battery in, but installed a charger / maintainer / desulfator from BatteryMINDer to keep the batter in top condition while still in the car.

Check out my project post here:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-g...r-project.html

Rather than a Car Jacket, I use an indoor car cover to keep any dust or dirt off. That way if I want to take her out, it only takes minutes to get her ready.

Finally, after hearing of horror stories from other owners about mice making a home in their collector cars for the winter (and doing LOTS of damage), I bought several moth ball cakes encased in plastic with a 'coat hanger' hook on the end. These I hung on both sun visors much the same way you would hang them in a closet to protect your clothes.

In my other collector that sits outside (an 89 Celica GT drop-top), I put two open boxes of moth ***** on each of the front seats. I figured the outside car might be a little more 'exposed' to any traveling rodents than the C4 is inside.

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Love your storage post.
Hopefully our winters will be mild and will go by quickly.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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I've stored my car during the winter for 11 years. I change the oil, fill the gas tank, add Stabil, over inflate the tires, and put a cover on it. I disconnect the negative battery terminal and leave it in the car. It has fired right up every spring with no problems. I also put numerous bars of Irish Spring soap and dryer sheets throughout the interior and engine compartment to keep out the mice.
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