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Old 11-03-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Almost time to put her to bed

I have been holding off putting my car to bed for the winter because I just love driving her. The problem is in the colder weather the GY tires sort of suck. I am planing on replacing them next year in the spring or so. I have a friend that said I can park it there for the winter in his garage, so I can get my 68 in my garage on the rotisserie and start putting it back together. Last year it was in my garage so on warm days I could drive it, this year I won't have that option. Oh well if I get the 68 in good enough condition next year they will be sitting side by side in a nice heated garage waiting to be taken out for a little fling.
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I don't lay up my Shelby's for the winter, never have, never will.
If there is no salt & no snow, I drive.
Last winter it was tough to get them out, streets around me were white for weeks.
I don't think 4 to 6 months of no driving is good for these cars.
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I don't lay up my Shelby's for the winter, never have, never will.
If there is no salt & no snow, I drive.
Last winter it was tough to get them out, streets around me were white for weeks.
I don't think 4 to 6 months of no driving is good for these cars.
Just my .02 !!
I agree with you last year I did the same thing. This years problem is the GY tires that really don't like the cold and it will be at a friends house while my garage is occupied with my 68 coupe I am restoring. Next year I should be at a point to have both stored at my place and better tires on the Shelby so I don't have to worry about the cold.
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These things are meant to be driven, rain/cold is not going to hurt them, its the goddamn salt/calcium/crud all over the place in the winter that will eat them. If none of those are present, hell drive it. You could always just put all seasons on the stockers and then get a nice set of aftermarket Shelby or Vossen or whatever rims with Street Comps or something for the summer. Best of both worlds.
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These things are meant to be driven, rain/cold is not going to hurt them, its the goddamn salt/calcium/crud all over the place in the winter that will eat them. If none of those are present, hell drive it. You could always just put all seasons on the stockers and then get a nice set of aftermarket Shelby or Vossen or whatever rims with Street Comps or something for the summer. Best of both worlds.
I agree I drive mine as soon as the salt is off the roads until it gets to cold for the GY tires to do any good. This year is a little different because I have a 68 in the middle of a restore and I need my garage space to do the work on it. Next year I hope to have both sitting side by side in my garage so I can drive them when I want.
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