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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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I recently found a mouse nest insde of a defender frame
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Old October 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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I recently found a mouse nest insde of a defender frame
I bet that was a cold place to sleep during the winter!!

I have a Corvette I keep in long term storage in Kentucky, and last time I went home, a little mouse had decided to take some of my hood liner (similar texture to wool) and make himself a nice comfy bed!! After placing the glue traps down, we later found him stuck in place...but oddly, he WAS wearing a perforated leather Z06 Corvette jacket!! Next time I'm home, I had better inspect my seats!!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Well tenchincally I don't winterize mine, I just don't drive it when salt is on the roads.
I just give it a good wash and wax, oil change etc.
I drive it at east once a week provided it's dry outside.
If salt is on the roads, I fire it up, bring her up to temp, and go up and down my driveway just to get things moving, also to avoid getting flat spots on the tires ( can't imagine what the neighbors think...lol)
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Man up and drive it year round ...lol
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Man up and drive it year round ...lol
Has nothing to do wth that...and everyting to do with SALT!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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I recently found a mouse nest insde of a defender frame
I found one of those inside my RRC frame when I cut the rear section off of it.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 11:31 PM
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I found one of those inside my RRC frame when I cut the rear section off of it.
Looked at a 73 Series 3 today that hasn't moved in 5 years, when i popped the hood 2 mice scurried to the bulkhead and i guess went into the cab lol.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:55 AM
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It's the one the guys with Ferraris/Lambos use, and I bought 1/2 dozen couple years back and put them on the boats/motorcycles/cars that are out away for the winter. Never had a problem with the Ctek's shorting or overcharging (unlike the crappy ones at auto parts stores).
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I recently found a mouse nest insde of a defender frame
Must have gotten in through the rust holes.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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It's the one the guys with Ferraris/Lambos use, and I bought 1/2 dozen couple years back and put them on the boats/motorcycles/cars that are out away for the winter. Never had a problem with the Ctek's shorting or overcharging (unlike the crappy ones at auto parts stores).
Another thing I do with my battery maintainer is to put it on a digital time that I bought at Lowes. I have the time set to come on for a couple of hours per day, more than enough to keep a 12V battery charged.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Rodents hate moth balls, just an FYI. Throw a couple in the footwells and a couple on top of each tire and youll be fine. My MGA and MGB sat through the winter and mothballs in a few key areas worked wonders.
People hate mothballs too. Better ways to kill a rat.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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People hate mothballs too. Better ways to kill a rat.
That is true. I use them because it requires no work from me afterwards. I drop a couple in there and then forget about it. That and I avoid things like mouse/ rat crap and piss. Thats the worst. I dont know what it is but rat piss seems to eat through anything metal. Its nasty.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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With moth balls, your vehicle smells like a senior citizen lives in there
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Must have gotten in through the rust holes.
nah. doesnt take much of a hole. the jack hole in the end of the frame for instance
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Old October 25th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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With moth balls, your vehicle smells like a senior citizen lives in there
Yeah but thats nothing a go with the vacuum and a drive with the windows down wont solve. In 10 years of storing my MGA (wooden floor boards with carpet and leather and cloth covered wiring loom makes an appetizing winter for rodents) and my BGT I have only had a mouse problem once, and that was the first, and last, year I did not use moth balls. When it warms up, I pull them out of the garage, wash them, vacuum and then drive and there is no smell.

Your mileage may vary but in my experience of storing cars MUCH lower and easier to get into than a Rover, moth balls have been money savers. Rewrapping wiring looms, buying new seat squabs, patching or replacing leather and buying new carpet can get expensive.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 03:34 PM
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has nothing to do wth that...and everyting to do with salt!
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------ Follow up post added October 25th, 2012 03:38 PM ------

Thanks Guys! Many suggestions I had already thought of and definitely some I hadn't! They use soo much salt and CACL here that I am afraid even on dry roads as the 'salt dust' blows around quite a bit!
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They use soo much salt and CACL here that I am afraid even on dry roads as the 'salt dust' blows around quite a bit!
Northern VA is horrible as well. Wait until the after third spring rain to completely was that dust away.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Dingbat drivers far more hazard than salt in NoVa
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Has nothing to do wth that...and everyting to do with SALT!
Unfortunately, many people don't realize that salts are also used in the summer on dirt roads to keep down dust.
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