The following are some tips to help you winterize you
classic so it will be ready for that spring tour....
FUEL SYSTEM: Be
sure to use some form of stabilizer and run the
carburetor dry if you’re going to leave the car in
storage for any length of time. A gas shut off valve at
the tank is a very handy device to have. Whenever you
are going to leave your car in storage, just shut off
the gas supply and let the engine run until the gas
lines and carburetor run out of fuel.
Since brake fluid absorbs water, this might be a good
time to consider flushing the system and replacing the
fluid. The brake cylinders that don’t rust over the
winter are the ones that will work well in the spring.
Very Important if your car is kept in a unheated shed or
for proper inflation. If leaving for a long duration,
put it up on jack stands.
Leave the top in the up position to prevent wrinkling of
the top fabric.
it thoroughly. Get out those cookie crumbs, potato chips
and just plain dust and dirt. Be sure to check interior
fabric or leather and clean or condition.
on your storage area, you may need to protect against
moths, mice, rats