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Re: MGA in garage for the winter

To: Larry Macy <>
Subject: Re: MGA in garage for the winter
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:06:55 -0500 (EST)
        I stand corrected:). I put my top up the other day (since we had 9
inches of snow and figured it's the end). I am happy to report that it
took at least 15 minutes, the same it would have taken a new owner 40
years ago. You remember the test I suggested a while ago to determine if a
person should own a LBC.

On Mon, 17 Nov 1997, Larry Macy wrote:

> On 11/17/97 6:39 AM so and so  Art Pfenninger said. (And I quote)
> Sorry - Best deal is Drive It!!!!!!
> Larry Macy
> 78 Midget
> >     You gain nothing by letting it run 20 minutes but you do stress
> >the engine. The hardest thing on an engine is the first minute or so when
> >you crank it over. I know there is all sorts of advice on putting it on
> >blocks an moving it around etc., but I would just let it be (not a new
> >song thread). If you were going to let it sit for a few years then there
> >would be some things you might consider. The only thing I would suggest is
> >some gas stabilizer and remove the battery cables.
> >...Art
> >
> >
> >On Sun, 16 Nov 1997 wrote:
> >
> >> I kind of took my '61 MGA 1600 off the road for the winter.  I live
> >> outside of Boston and I won't be driving it, but I have it my garage
> >> (everday car has to suffer outside) and I want to work on it over the
> >> winter.
> >> 
> >> What should I do so that it doesn't suffer.  I.e., run it for twenty or
> >> so minutes periodically?  Move it back and forth a few feet?
> >> 
> >> Thanks, Bob Gaughan
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 

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