1974 Triumph Spitfire in the back
yard on the way to winter hibernation.
More pictures on the next roll of film.
(It was cold and rainy for the next 4 days)
Time to get the Camaro out. Lots of heat in that 350ci V-8!
Photo repeat by popular demand…
What is my storage technique?
Fill the gas tank with premium Shell oxygenated gasoline (what we have in Massachusetts). Plenty of alcohol in that (I can't figure why the gas stations still sell lots of dry-gas)!
Drive it 10 miles to Mom's garage. It almost gets warmed up fully.
Turn gasoline petcock off just before fuel pump (see other pages for details).
Drain the oil and oil cooler while we have lunch.
New filter and Quaker State 10-40 non-synthetic oil.
Jack car up to get tires off the ground. Jackstands to the frame leaving the suspension hanging loose. No, the springs didn't miraculously regain more strength that they originally had when new by doing this, gaining many inches of road clearance in the off season (someone on the list once actually believed this could happen. DUH.).
Lower air pressure to ~14 pounds in tires.
Take the battery out and home to the basement.
Install car cover and a few soft items such as blankets on top of bonnet and boot to pad items placed there during winter.
That's it. Never had a problem (perhaps a sticky SU float that required a rap with a screwdriver handle), even when I didn't get the car out the next year or 2 or more years this way.
Only problem I used to have in another (damp) garage was the clutch disk rusting to the flywheel. Haven't had that in a long while.