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Re: Road salt in Denver

To: "" <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Road salt in Denver
From: "Andrew B. Lundgren" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 98 17:25:11
On Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:50:26 PDT, Jim McDougal wrote:

>I am planning on moving to the Denver/ Aurora area in about a month and 
>I am unsure about what to do about my car. I have always lived in 
>Northern California (San Mateo and Santa Cruz)and as such, have had the 
>privilage of being able to drive Sysiphus (chrome bumpered 74 MGB) 
>daily. How much should I be concerned about the snow and road salt? 
>Should I purchase annother car for the winter or would I be safe in just 
>giving the underbody a good coat of waxoil?

I live in Aurora (southern edge anyway)  The salt can be washed off.  They mix 
it with
sand half and half.  I have never driven my '70 B in snow, but I grew up here, 
so I am used to
snow driving.  If you are not used to it, then you may very well wreck your B.  
As they are
RWD and pretty light I would guess that it would not go very well in the snow 

I have a Ford Explorer (Wife's) and a '84 Toyota Cressida. (oil leaking thing)  
I only drove the
truck to work because of weather two or three times.  My B spent the winter in 
the garage for
mechanical problems, but if you only drive your B on nice days you should still 
be able to 
drive it every month, as there are very nice days in the winter here.

If you are going to use it for a daily driver here, you are going to need a top 
and a heater that both
work well. (I would suggest another car if you can spare the $)

The emissions won't be bad to pass.  When you do get plates, ask about 
collector's plates, as they only
have to be renewed every five years.  (Car must be 20 or 25 years old to 
qualify, can't remember which.
My car is a '70 so it wasn't a problem.)

When you get out here I can tell you of a few parts sources/repair shops if you 
need it, as well as a
English only car show.

Andrew Lundgren

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