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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 09:27 AM
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Supposed to go up to 72 degrees today here in Southern California, but it's not as nice as it sounds because they also predict "partly cloudy."

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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 10:31 AM
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Sir! As a fellow coupe owner, I cannot sit idly by while you flagrantly engage in Solstice abuse!
This is unacceptable, buy a outdoor car cover ASAP

BTW, I really need to break down and buy a CarHart snowsuit.
Chop save your money I have Dickies insulated bib overalls and insulated coveralls that I purchased over 30 years ago ( I worked outside every day of the year no matter what the weather ) still have them and they have held up through all my abuse and a much better price than Carhartt . As for the cover they make some pretty good all weather covers I have a Covercraft on the Solstice very well made and fit they also made covers specifically for cars parked outside . Columbia Station Ohio -5 real feel -36 Just thought about this why not a portable car garage ? Harbor Freight sells these things in different sizes and they are pretty reasonable . The nice thing about them is because they are portable you should not have to have a building permit to erect one on your property .I had one at the old house for years they have a metal frame and a heavy duty tarp type cover with a zippered front for access .What I did in the winter was purchase 6 sand tubes (the things you get to put in the trunk or bed of a pick up for winter traction ) and secured them to the bottom of the frame in all the bad winters I had this thing it stayed up and keep my Lincoln from being exposed to the weather
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We are going from a low of -2 tonight to a high of 62 on Monday.

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I would argue that it may be better off in it's current cryogenically frozen state then in a moist, humid garage full of other cars dripping slush and salt. But that's just because I like to stir the pot.

Knowing the guys that worked on these cars, I assure you it endured much worse conditions at the GM proving grounds during development.
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When you park your car in the garage, even if it isn't heated, the slush can melt from the heat of the engine. The water that results from the melted slush increases the rust-causing properties of the salt. That can lead to more rust damage than if the car remained outside.
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This is unacceptable, buy a outdoor car cover ASAP.
I did buy one after I purchased the coupe, knowing that I wouldn't be driving it everyday. I do drive the coupe all year (StingYa has already chastised me for it here in NEO) so it's hard to cover it when the weather is this way. I prefer to cover it clean and dry but since it sits outside it isn't ready for covering all the time. We only have a 1-1/2 car garage. My wife's car and my 2 Harley's occupy it from Oct/Nov until Apr/May. Her car sits outside when the weather is better and I move my '71 Spitfire in so I can continue to restore it. The Spitfire in now next to the garage under multiple tarps (and snow). The coupe get's covered when it's possible or when riding weather arrives.

Both of the Sol's I've owned have been used and abused (before I owned them), not pristine like many on the forum own. I try to take care of it as well as I can so it will be around for a while. I'd still have the 07 Sly if # 171 hadn't shown up at a dealer 3 miles from my home. I feel very privileged to be the owner of a coupe and will take care of it the best that I can.
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Yippee! They are predicting snow for Western Washington State. Forcast say Monday, then Tuesday, now anytime between Sunday through Tuesday.

Must be nice being a weatherman. Make weather predictions, change them, be wrong, blame the unpredictable weather, get paid, start over. This late in January, it will be a marginal, 1 to 2 inches, if any.
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Got 1/2" of snow on Monday. Woo hoo.

Drove around today topless. Temperature was 21F , 1/2" snow on the sides of road, pavement was dry.

Heater worked well.

We are expecting 4 to 12 inches of snow over the weekend and gusts to 60 here in Western Washington State.

I'll believe it when I wake up on Saturday, look out the window and see snow. Weather people go crazy with snow predictions around here. They get a lot more attention and viewership when snow is expected so they tend to exaggerate forcasts in order to get more air time.

Anything over 4 inches is very rare here. Maybe once every 6 to 8 years. Traffic will be gridlocked and AWD vehicles will be in ditches and left parked on the side of the road. School and businesses close, power outages for 5 to 7 days, pure bedlam.

We are ready. Loaded up on food, beverages and propane for the generator.
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People here in Washington State are going crazy with the threat of snow.

There are pictures on the web showing empty grocery store shelves.

My wife was at Costco and she saw many customers with carts piled high with essentials.

We rarely get a significant amount of snow so people here are not used to it so they panic.

The weathermen and news people don't help the situation either with their exaggerated forecasts.
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You haven't figured out yet that the weathermen work for the grocery stores?

Store has an overstock of milk and toilet paper, so it calls the weatherman. Weatherman predicts snow and the overstock disappears.
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The weatherman are actually being rather accurate for Washington. Went to the gym this morning. In one hour the roads went from bare to this:
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Daughter and her family were without power for almost 3 days. Son-in-law commented about how our state is not for the "weak". I'm petitioning for an official change to our tourism motto:
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You haven't figured out yet that the weathermen work for the grocery stores?

Store has an overstock of milk and toilet paper, so it calls the weatherman. Weatherman predicts snow and the overstock disappears.
Hahaha, I just now saw this!
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The weathermen were actually right about the snow in Western Washington.

We've had 14" of snow since Friday. It's the snowiest month in 33 years and the 14" beat the old February record from 1949.

It's the most snow I've seen here. I've shoveled the driveway and deck 6 times!

The people in snow country and the Northeast would think 14" of snow is nothing but around here there's nobody on the road. There are cars and trucks in ditches. Most of them are AWD or 4X. Most people here do not know how to drive in the snow because we get so little snow and infrequently.

I drove around in wife's 08 Cadillax SRX AWD with Michelin All Seasons. Had no problem driving around and going up hills. The car is heavy for its size. The car was designed as a rear wheel drive car so it provides more traction to the rear.

A steep hill and curve at the entrance of the neighborhood prevented many of my neighbors from getting home. Most of the stuck cars were smaller crossovers and FWD cars. Mostly imports, Subarus were unable to go up the hill. Several guys with 4 X 4's with big tires were towing and winching cars up the hill.

I waited until the road was clear before attempting the hill. The 4 X 4 guys asked if I thought I needed assistance. I replied "no thanks, a little hill wasn't going to stop 4,000 pounds of Detroit iron". I made it slowly to the top without difficulty. People at the top asked if I had studed tires. I said "We don't need no stinking studs - it's an American car".

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Last "real" snowstorm her was awesome. Two days later it sucked because everyone was BACK on the road! lol!

Daughter and her family were without power for almost 3 full days last week - weekend. They live north of us and it looks like they'll just get snow tonight and tomorrow. Our forecast is for up to 1/2 inch of ice with up to 4 inches of snow.

Generator ready, gas cans full, kerosene cans full (for garage heater) freezers have plenty of food and beer supply is stocked. Bring it Mom Nature!

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Chickenwire,

The beer should have been the first thing.
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