Louisville British Sports Car Club

Est. 1982

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Our club mission is to preserve, present, and most of all have fun with British cars, motorcycles and trucks.

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Mark Nethery Hey there Mr. Bentwrench...ie, Bob Hitchcock, how about posting an article on proper winter car storage.
20 Oct 2017 - 14:34
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Bob Hitchcock Lets just do it right here and everybody can toss up their tricks and techniques! 20 Oct 2017 - 14:40 Bob Hitchcock FUEL - I recently moved off of Stabil in favor of StarTron for it's anti-ethanol additive and now use it (1oz/5gal) year round in all motorcycles and all lawn equipment. Somewhat hard to find but I think a far superior product and reasonably priced at $7.99/8oz bottle or up to 48 gallons mixed. Also, I don't run the carbs dry because I prefer to keep my fuel system gaskets 'wet'. I've found gaskets tend to sometimes leak after they have once dried out. Top off the tank because believe me, they WILL rust. 20 Oct 2017 - 14:46 Bob Hitchcock BATTERY - For outside, cold storage, I pull mine out and into the almost warm garage. I clean them thoroughly to get off any residual acid in case I brush up against them over the winter... and eat a damn hole in my jeans again. I top off the electrolyte with distilled water and place them on a board someplace out of the way in the corner. I have 'BATTRY TENDERS' on all six batteries I keep maintained including my zero turn! They are a 'maintenance charger' with like .75-1.5a max output you leave connected ALL winter. Gotta get one of these. Now the cheap ones don't really 'float' and can actually be harmful so figure at least $20 for a decent one from Harbor Freight to $50 at Walmart for the really nice "Battery Tender Plus" model. Real handy for regular season too for occasional use cars. Pigtail stays wired to the battery and uses a quick disconnect plug and extra pigtails for other batteries are only a few bucks a piece. Handy! 👍👍 20 Oct 2017 - 15:03 Bob Hitchcock CONDENSATION - About the WORST thing one can do over a winter lay-up is start the car every month and let it run for 30 minutes and think you did your car a favor. That is no where near long enough to do any good and actually promotes condensation in both your oil and exhaust system. I you DO start it, better be a nice day because you will need to get the car out on the road and drive it for at least 30 minutes, getting everything up to full, operating temp. This is what will burn off any condensation and the longer and hotter the better. If not, leave it alone and go find something to wax. 20 Oct 2017 - 15:10 Bob Hitchcock COOLANT - Been covered but it IS antifreeze so check your level of freeze protection. Also, for our old IAT green antifreeze, NOW is the time to add a can of rust inhibitor and/or a can of water pump lubricant and circulate it well. 20 Oct 2017 - 15:46 Bob Hitchcock OIL CHANGE - Don't put your toy to bed with old oil. Change your oil and filter now so your engine doesn't marinate for months in last season's old oil's acids and contaminates. 20 Oct 2017 - 15:55
Bob Hitchcock CAR COVERS - So far, it looks like I'm storing our old '61 Mini project outside this winter under an EXTERIOR grade car cover. Found one of these new '10 layer' miracle covers off eBay for only $60 and let me say, I'm flat impressed!!! From what I've experienced so far, I can highly recommend these new high tech cover technologies to anyone running out of covered winter storage. It's well fitted, secure, dry yet breathable and has far exceeded my every expectations. For outside storage, about the absolute worst thing you can do is wrap the car in plastic and/or cover it with a cheap plastic tarp. That just holds moisture in and all car covers need to breathe. Hell, you would be better served just parking it out uncovered. Covered inside or outside, I make sure the car is well ventilated and secured. Top up of course and I leave the windows down about 6". Snug the cover at the rocker panels to get air under the car and seats tilted or blocked up to air the interior. I only had mice one time when I stored in a dirt floor barn one winter. If I had to again, I'd load the car with about 20lbs of mice/rat poison for the little bastards to feed on over the winter. 20 Oct 2017 - 16:23 Bob Hitchcock SUSPENSION - Many say put the car up on four jack stands to take the weight off the springs and tires. Of course, it IS the most effective way to avoid unnecessary spring fatigue and the dreaded tire flat spots. However, I never have for a few reasons. First, our winter lay-up here is usually only a few months from say Mid Nov to mid March and I will usually have the car out a few times during our usually mild winter days anyway. I figure that is good 'nuff to keep my tires round. Second, I'm hate having a car planted in my garage on jack stands where I can't easily get it out, move it around to tinker with it or even push it out to clean the damn garage floor. However, for deep, long term, off-site storage, four jack stands are definitely cheaper than four tires. Oh, and don't set your parking brake either to keep your shoes well off your drums. 21 Oct 2017 - 03:02
Jim Werner Club elections were held tonight and congratulations to our new slate of officers - Nancy Bowman, President - Kevin Collins, Vice President - Joe Lawfler, Treasurer - Richard Munroe, Secretary. Thank you for volunteering!
19 Oct 2017 - 18:02
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Nancy Bowman Thanks, Jim! Congratulations to Kevin, Richard, and Joe on your new positions. And a big thank you to the outgoing officers and all who have assisted this past year. 19 Oct 2017 - 19:14 Shannon Schwartz McArthur Congrats and Best Wishes! 19 Oct 2017 - 20:14 Bob Hitchcock Our third woman President! Louisa Hall (87-88), Kay Rivoli (89-90) and now Nancy Bowman. The MGs have returned to power! 20 Oct 2017 - 04:05 Kevin Collins I look forward to working with everyone, learning about both the club and cars. 20 Oct 2017 - 04:54
Stephanie Ware Ballard Thanks to everyone for volunteering! 20 Oct 2017 - 07:54 Nancy Bowman By assisted, I meant to include all of the volunteers. I didn't mean to overlook anyone's accomplishments. All the volunteers did a wonderful job this past year and helped to make a successful club year! My thanks again! 20 Oct 2017 - 11:56
Mark Nethery I'm on the hunt for a front and rear MGB bumper...rubber, good condition. Got a little project in mind...anyone have them laying around collecting dust? Send me a PM if you'd like to part with them.
20 Oct 2017 - 14:33
Robert Schaffer I’ve got them. Free. Come get em 20 Oct 2017 - 15:05 Mark Nethery Where are you located? 20 Oct 2017 - 15:09
Jim Werner
Join us in January as we visit Fante's Coffee for our monthly meeting. Located on Grinstead drive next to the former KT's, the BSCC will have a special menu and drinks.
20 Oct 2017 - 14:45
Jim Werner
19 Oct 2017 - 17:58

British Bash

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Car Show
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017 09:00 AM

British Bash returns to the shade tree covered lawn of the St. Joseph Children's Home in 2017. Join us on the first Saturday in June as the British Sports Car Club of Louisville hosts the regions finest British car show featuring the area's most interesting cars. All British marques and models are welcome regardless of condition.

There will be plenty of people, music, food, prizes, and fun. Mark your calendar and join us June 3, 2017.

For more information visit our website at britishsportscarclub.com.

 
 

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  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 09:00 AM

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