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Old 12-11-2004, 09:00 PM   #11
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Well, I have a garage and a bed side heater.. so I think all will be well . 40* temps don't bother me.. as long as it isn't snowing on me.. I cannot take that.

Bonnememn: the Tarp Idea would be golden, because the roof is good enough to keep out snow, but if any of that snow melts [which it does in the middle of winter] it won't drip on my poor car, but drip on the tarp. I do not get snow comming in.. just water.

The coolant, I have removed as much as I can via removing the Lower Radiator Hose, but there is still some in there [visable through coolant ports on block], so I am going to take my shop vac and try to get in every area I can.

Hopefully the snow will hold off until Monday, because my mom won't go for this, until it is too late to turn back.

So do you guys agree that moving the car into my garage is a good idea?


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if you can't get it all out, just poor straight antifreeze in to flush it out, then whats left will be a safe ratio.

i don't think you should waste any electricity on a heater in that shed.
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Straitor: My door opening is 8ft wide.. but the garage itself is 10 ft wide, but there is a ton of ***^ that makes it only 8 ft usable.
My shed only had enough room to climb out the window after I set the e-brake. You're golden.
how did you shut the window?
I didn't. I climbed over the hood and locked up the shed.
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When I am working on the car, I'll probably bring it out there and at least try to warm it up a little. Couldn't hurt.

The problem with pouring straight coolant, is I don't have a LRH, URH, Intake, heads, and all I have is just some small passages in the block, along with the WP. Most of that stuff would just come right out, wouldn't it?


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*sigh* Michigan Weather sucks. We have freezing rain today.. and I still have the rear header connected, and the car sitting on jack stands. There is still a little coolant in the car [really just 10% coolant 90% water], and I NEED to get it out. Only problem is, I need to drop the car down [need to get the rear header off first], then I can proceed. But that is never going to happen, because I have difficulty working, when all my tools are soaking wet, and when they are colder than ice.

So, I have two options.. Drop the car, forget about the headers, and wait until Springtime before I can touch them, and get the coolant out ASAP. Or, clean out my garage, so I can park the car in there for the winter. Now, my garage.. is kinda just a 100 year old POS, with a roof of swiss cheese, and the foundation is cracked.. and it'* kinda leaning [although it isn't going to fall over.. it'* just in really poor shape]. I have a tarp the size of the garage, which I can hang on the rafters, and slant it for water drainage, so I won't have a soaking wet car. BUT, the crap that is all in the garage, must all go into my basement [a mess as it is, and already lacking in the space department].

The other problem is.. I am not sure if the car will even fit. I have 8ft in width, and only 13ft in length with a table and bike in the way. So, I really have 16ft in length. And my car is just over 16 ft in length. It would be a super tight fit, but this thing used to house 40'* cars.. [we have pics of one sitting in it], so I am sure she will fit.. just how well?

I need your opinions fast! I have two strong friends who have agreed to help push the car into the garage, and if I need help moving the table or whatever, they will help with that too. All for the cost of a pizza . It can be done. Just a lot of time/effort will be needed.. and time is of the escense.. aren't we supposed to get 12" this weekend?


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Haha, I used to have a garage like that until this summer when I built my 30'40'x12' garage (shop), beleive me I dont miss the leaning pos at all
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