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    Winter Storage Questions

    It's getting to be time to think about this subject for my "new" Allante. I store my summer cars in an unheated storage garage with a cover and a bucket of prosorb. A couple Allante-specific questions:

    Battery: I have always removed the battery, taken it home, and put it on the battery tender every 3-4 weeks. Same for the Allante?

    Convertible top: I suspect it would be best to store the hardtop off the car (in a hardtop cover) and leave the convertible top up with a dustop cover over the car. Correct?

    BTW, this old thread is still a good one:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-3-months.html

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    Re: Winter Storage Questions

    Greg

    Can't possibly be time to time to think about this! ahhhh!

    I agree that the top folded and stored does more harm on this old material than imaginable.

    I've had good luck using a battery tender type device hooked up to the battery post hookup under the hood.

    Stealth has articles stored that I'm sure he'll post.

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    Re: Winter Storage Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by wcoates View Post
    ...I've had good luck using a battery tender type device hooked up to the battery post hookup under the hood.
    I agree, but I store the car at a mini-storage place that does not have power in the storage unit. (Technically, there is an outlet, but it is on the 12-minute timer with the overhead light.) Hence, I bring the battery home.

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    Re: Winter Storage Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by c5 rv View Post
    It's getting to be time to think about this subject for my "new" Allante. I store my summer cars in an unheated storage garage with a cover and a bucket of prosorb. A couple Allante-specific questions:

    Battery: I have always removed the battery, taken it home, and put it on the battery tender every 3-4 weeks. Same for the Allante?

    Convertible top: I suspect it would be best to store the hardtop off the car (in a hardtop cover) and leave the convertible top up with a dustop cover over the car. Correct?

    BTW, this old thread is still a good one:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-3-months.html


    Thanks for the reminder about winter ..

    I enjoyed them Upstate NY winters when I lived there, but now I enjoy the SOCA winters more, at the beach.

    It is of IMO that the best is to install your hard top for the winter and stow the soft top down.
    Now that I said that, the soft top should be stretched now and then, specially when it gets wet. Never ever stow soft top damp. Soft top's enemy is weather, UV light, moisture - In the Allante, the soft top cover removes those three issues providing dry and dark stowage.
    But if you stretch it in the summer months, THAT is all you should need.
    I currently got three rag top cars, and the soft tops stay stowed. yes, cars do get covered, mainly to keep UV light away as much as possible & from getting scratches Dust is not the issue, after all, they usually need a good wash when they roll out.

    I have done some important edits to that thread, mainly due to what seems a large increase in failures of headgaskets in aluminum engines.
    ALL CADILLACS, ALL GMs, ALL FORDs, All aluminum engines !


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