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I’d never drive a classic in this weather. Between the salt and slick conditions that would be a bit reckless. Back in the day we would run snow tires sometimes with studs. But living near the Canadian border we wouldn’t be allowed to drive there due to Canada banning them.
 

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10:45 PM, 65 degrees F and thunderstorms here in Alabama. This is kind of like the spring. When it reaches temps like these this time of year, severe weather is likely, and is very dangerous.
 

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In HS we used to drive "classics" in the snow and ice, but they were just old cars back then.
Back then they were cheap and you could buy one down the street - crash it and get another in no time. But then back then I only saw one 1949 driven on regular basis in my home town. By the mid 70's anything older than 7 years was a rare sight.
 
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What are some issues in dealing with cold and snow on a classic car? I imagine salt on the road is a killer on the suspension.
As a former Ohio resident I can attest that road salt is a killer for cars. more so the body panels and exhaust systems. Though when I lived there my Mustang was put into storage from late October till April so it never say snow or salt
 

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What are some issues in dealing with cold and snow on a classic car? I imagine salt on the road is a killer on the suspension.
My cars get garaged for the winter. All finally in the same space on the property since the garage was built this year.
Getting them ready for winter is a lot like storing a boat. Change the fluids, top off and stabilize or drain the fuel (run it so it treats the bowl too) check the coolant/antifreeze, drain the water from the track car (water expands when it freezes) install the rodent control of choice, remove the battery, car cover if your paint is nice, start winter projects.
Road salt has claimed more fender lips and floor sheet metal than I care to think of.
 

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I could understand that in Florida but I thought Canucks were smarter!
It’s got nothing to do with “smarts” . . . . it’s necessity, the snowmobile was broken down and he was out of beer!
 

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OH yes the warmth of South sun.
Carol and I will be there again (After this Covid Thing) starting after Christmas thru Mid March.
We will view the Forum, Folks can call, be happy to help this Forum.
Glad to hear! Enjoy the only good months in FLA.
 
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