Happy New Year to all y'all!
When I visited Mike Kort in Ohio over Thanksgiving I saw where he
slides a can (your choice) over the tail pipe to keep the mice out.
That loud bang will be the can hitting (you name it) if you forget to
remove it when starting your high powered beast.
68 - 2k, Solex
> One quick tip for those who are storing cars for the winter - field mice
> love upholstery, wire insulation, etc. and can find a way into the most
> tightly sealed building. And old timer gave me this tip a few yaears ago,
> and I've never had a problem since. Toss a few Bounce brand fabric softener
> sheets on the floor, and a few more under the car. Evidently, the mice
> can't stand the smell of the stuff.....though I've never asked one to
> confirm. A side bonus is your ride will smell all fresh and clean come
> Merry Christmas to all!
> Mark Sedlack
> Cuyahoga Falls OH
> 66 1600 http://home.neo.rr.com/mark2000/images/datsun1600/
> 77 280Z http://home.neo.rr.com/mark2000/Myz.jpg
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Walter" <email@example.com>
> To: "Robert E. Keen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 5:04 PM
> Subject: Re: Batteries on concrete floors
> > Bob,
> > No problem. The "myth" was from the days of hard
> > rubber casings. Haven't used those in a long time.
> > Usually I clean the top of the battery with windex
> > to remove any dirt/acid path between the terminals.
> > Have you already put the roadster into hibernation?
> > If not: take a look at my old tech tip "Winter Storage"
> > http://www.datsun.org/roadster/info/tech_tips/
> > Cheers,
> > Tom Walter
> > Austin, TX.
> > Robert E. Keen wrote:
> > > A while ago a lister sent a request for information on the
> > > frequent statement that storing a battery on a concrete floor
> > > will cause the battery to be discharged and eventually
> > > die permanently.
> > >
> > > If there was a reply to this question, I must have missed it.
> > >
> > > Is there any truth to the statement? Thanks.
> > > --Bob Keen
> > > '68 1600 (being stored for the winter)
> > > Chassell, U.P., Michigan
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