Jump to content

IGNORED

Started putting my Z away this weekend


DatsunZsRule

Recommended Posts

This time of the year is so depressing for us Z'ers here in the north. :cry::( I had to get my blue baby tucked away safe and sound for her long winter nap. Now the Z Withdrawals are going to start :angry::)

I was hoping for what they call an "Indian Summer" this year where the weather stays nicer out longer in the fall to squeeze more time in with the Z but not this year. It's been a real sh!tty fall this year here Minnesota.

Well anyway thanks for listening to me vent guys LOL

Z You all later,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ohh boy, I was hoping it woudn't come this year (yea right). I'm hoping to get one more ride out of her before she take's the nap. Come on, just one day of sun, please :). This way I can fill the tank, adjust the valves, tune carbs, set timing, change oil and, and anything else I can do to prolong the senstion. Just one more day. Santa please....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ouch, that's harsh to have winter so early. Today, here in the beautiful Pacific NW, my wife and I drove our 240Z up the old highways to McMinnville, OR to meet four other 240Zs (and their owners, of course) for lunch and conversation. Had a fantastic day and a great drive. Clear blue sky and 65-70 degrees. Ate lunch outdoors. I feel bad for you guys (and gals) in the upper Mid-West.

post-8596-14150798669923_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How come you have to "winterize" your Z, you can't drive it every now and then in the winter?

No way in hell do you want to drive a classic Z in the winter weather. Why you ask? Simple- if you do it will RUST :sick: Hell I'm so fussy I don't even let my Z see rain in the summer. beautiful clean warm sunny weather ONLY for my baby.

Ed, I here ya man. Too much to do and not enough time. LOL I just recently finished my last project not long ago before tucking her away for winter. I had to replace the fuel rail that sprung a leak on me and since I had that off I redid everything else (injectors, 0 rings, holders, hoses, clamps ect. ect. As some on here remember me talking about. I had to get that project done so i could run her and fill her tank up full with gas. Hope your able to get all your last few things done too. :)

Ane, I envy ya you lucky son of a gun you LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 280z is my first car so I get to enjoy and drive it year round'.bannanama5.gif

Actually Austen, the reason you're able to enjoy your car year round, is that anything more than ONE inch of snow in Washington (Western) is considered a "Major" blizzard.

The television news teams here go on 24 hour "Winter/Snow Watch" reporting blitzes that make ANYONE that has ever spent a winter in the Mid-West literally (and truly) rolling on the ground laughing....after all -- 2 inches of snow is only reportable as news in the Mid-West if it happens....in September!

If Washington were to receive anything like HALF the snow that either Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin or New York get in a single winter, you can bet they would STILL be referring to that winter's storm....a hundred years from now.

Heck, I remember kids in Michigan walking around the snow PILES from shoveling the sidewalks and driveways.... for Halloween! Or walking to work and having the snow piled up so high on the side of the road that as the pick-up's went by, your feet were ABOVE their roof line.

So although Jared has some snow to look forward to for the next few months, at least he doesn't have the un-ending rain that we get instead. In fact, he may even enjoy some sunshine....those of us in Western Washington joke about that "yellow ball" in the sky come spring time.

2¢

E

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually Austen, the reason you're able to enjoy your car year round, is that anything more than ONE inch of snow in Washington (Western) is considered a "Major" blizzard.

The television news teams here go on 24 hour "Winter/Snow Watch" reporting blitzes that make ANYONE that has ever spent a winter in the Mid-West literally (and truly) rolling on the ground laughing....after all -- 2 inches of snow is only reportable as news in the Mid-West if it happens....in September!

If Washington were to receive anything like HALF the snow that either Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin or New York get in a single winter, you can bet they would STILL be referring to that winter's storm....a hundred years from now.

Heck, I remember kids in Michigan walking around the snow PILES from shoveling the sidewalks and driveways.... for Halloween! Or walking to work and having the snow piled up so high on the side of the road that as the pick-up's went by, your feet were ABOVE their roof line.

So although Jared has some snow to look forward to for the next few months, at least he doesn't have the un-ending rain that we get instead. In fact, he may even enjoy some sunshine....those of us in Western Washington joke about that "yellow ball" in the sky come spring time.

2¢

E

Hell 4-6" here just slows us down a bit, LOL!

Really, the biggest problem is that they use salt on the roads to melt snow and ice. As we all know, salt is a real Z killer. That's why you hardly ever see a 240Z in Chicago. And if you do, it probably came from somewhere else like CA, or NM. It seems like you WA guys have a lot of them up there too. I haven't seen a 240Z in a junk yard here since 1987.

This weekend, I need to start the hibernation process.

Marty

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well - I will report from the Great White North that the Zed is now tucked away for the season, the snow tires are on the Altima (a bit early), and the furnace is set at 68deg F....and running...

2 inches of snow was reported along the St Lawrence River this past Friday evening in the Brockville ON area....and since I'm 35 miles north, I decided I didn't want to chance it...besides I hate scrapping car windows in the morning. (Z in storage = Altima in the garage)

GWGarrard

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry boys, but here in sunny Florida, since mine is a soft top "Z", I lowered the top and drove her all weekend just basking in the sun.

Same here fellas. Sorry to rub it in but now I can finally start driving the Z after hiding it in the shade all summer in Phoenix. The next 8 months will be perfect driving weather!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yep..I'm in the Great White North here too, and I drove back to Toronto from Ottawa this weekend...and hit a SNOW-STORM for about an hour outside of Ottawa.

Soon it'll even be too cold in the garage to do any work so I better hustle and get any little things done before I say goodbye for the winter.

Zak

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think this is the 3rd winter I've spent on this site, and every year its the same. All of us in the snow belt share our woes about the winter hibernation, and everyone in the glorious south pipes in about how sunny it is, and what a beautiful weekend of driving their Z's they had.

Once again, I say you guys are lucky and I hope all of you take advantage of the warm winter and get lots of time in your Z.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really, the biggest problem is that they use salt on the roads to melt snow and ice. As we all know, salt is a real Z killer. That's why you hardly ever see a 240Z in Chicago. And if you do, it probably came from somewhere else like CA, or NM. It seems like you WA guys have a lot of them up there too. I haven't seen a 240Z in a junk yard here since 1987.
That's one thing that never got started here in Oregon or Washington - SALT! Even up in the Cascade mountain passes, no salt. Which is why - even though it rains here a whole lot during the winters - you still see old cars like our early Zs on the roads here.

But that goes the other way as well. Because easily repairable Zs are readily available here, a whole lot of cars that would be prime restoration candidates in other parts of the country are simply crushed out here, being considered too rusty to be worth messing with. Sad, but true.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same here fellas. Sorry to rub it in but now I can finally start driving the Z after hiding it in the shade all summer in Phoenix. The next 8 months will be perfect driving weather!

No worries, rub it in all you want now.

When those 4 months that you mention aren't perfect, we'll be rubbing it in on you guys in the south when the temps go above 100° and more. After all, we may get a lot of rain, and even some snow here and there, but for us in summer 95 degrees IS a major heat wave.

All kidding aside, the seasons are the reason that you need to protect your car for those times when you simply cannot drive it for whatever your region's difficulties are.

E

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same here fellas. Sorry to rub it in but now I can finally start driving the Z after hiding it in the shade all summer in Phoenix. The next 8 months will be perfect driving weather!

With the crappy 73 A/C system...I too look forward to this time of the year to really enjoy driving my older Z. Winterize...I feel for you brothers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Say guys , can you give a step by step on the best way to winter store

an old Zcar ? Yeah it's been a while , and I don't see low temps here , but

it might help getting a few good tips ! :classic:

Do a search. This has been discussed in detail, as late as last week. If you can't find it or have other specific questions, then get back to us.

Marty

Link to comment
Share on other sites

With the crappy 73 A/C system...I too look forward to this time of the year to really enjoy driving my older Z. Winterize...I feel for you brothers.

I don't know if you attend the So Cal Datsun gatherings, but if so, look me up and I'll take a look at your 73 a/c. I'm generally the only guy you'll see in an 810 Coupe (Brown) or a 64 L320 (Bright red). I only occaisionally bring the Z.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Say guys , can you give a step by step on the best way to winter store

an old Zcar ? Yeah it's been a while , and I don't see low temps here , but

it might help getting a few good tips ! :classic:

Since mine is a rolling shell, I plan to store parts inside the car, and boxes and tools on the roof. I'll probably put a ladder and some tarps inside the engine bay. Thats my plan to store it this winter LOL .

But seriously...here is a good starter for winter storage:

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19117&highlight=store+winter

Zak

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know if you attend the So Cal Datsun gatherings, but if so, look me up and I'll take a look at your 73 a/c. I'm generally the only guy you'll see in an 810 Coupe (Brown) or a 64 L320 (Bright red). I only occaisionally bring the Z.

I do attend some events with the Z club of San Diego and some on my own like West Coast Nationals at MSA and the Queen Mary event. My A/C does not blow very cold at all. I just thought it was because it is that it is an old system. I would appreciate it being looked at. I am going to go the event at Doheny(spell) State Beach. I would love to talk to you about the L320 as well...my friend and I are working on Victor's old L320. I am just glad not to have to worry about winterizing, the reason I joined the Navy many years ago was to get away from the snow in Pennsylvania, I love Sunny SoCal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's about that time here also. This weekend I'll put the bags tied with rubberbands around the exhaust and intake to keep the mice out while they look for winter housing. Hopfully I'll get a couple of rides in before the full winterization takes place.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"This weekend I'll put the bags tied with rubberbands around the exhaust and intake to keep the mice out while they look for winter housing."

It will take more than that to stop them LOL Thankfully I don't have a mice issue in my storage garage but they were a problem in my folks RV. I told them to put some D-Con out and that worked for them like a charm :devious:

Anyway yeah, I always kidded around with the guy I bought my Z from in AZ who I've lost touch with now about how when I'm putting mine away for winter, your bringing your baby out and when I'm ready to get mine back out, your putting yours away to keep it out of the 100+ degree heat LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.