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Old 07-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #16
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Take a drive north to the Great Lakes state one of these days, Mike. I have just begun restoration on my '69 Road Runner, and it has been amazing, pulling parts out of boxes, thinking that goes there, this goes on the other side, and oh yeah, watch your knuckles when slipping that one into place. Not to mention other memories that I won't go into here!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:20 AM   #19
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OK, float charger, for the record. Why then do they sell "trickle" chargers? What good are they? (Talked to my friend and I cant take his truck for a drive cuz he temporarily stopped the insurance!!)
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:44 PM   #20
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OK, float charger, for the record. Why then do they sell "trickle" chargers? What good are they? (Talked to my friend and I cant take his truck for a drive cuz he temporarily stopped the insurance!!)
Your original post indicates you are watching the truck for about 2 months. In my opinion and if it were me...you need not do a darn thing other than make sure it is there when your friend returns. And I am someone who takes meticulous care of my vehicles. I have two collector vehicles been in storage (not on the road) since about 2002...ditto a Harley. Now those have ....take your pick "trickle" or "float" ...chargers that shut off when battery charged. There are other things I do periodically for them...but for a period of two months....lock it, secure it, forget it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #21
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Shouldn't really need to do much of anything if it's only going to be a couple months. Removing the neg. battery cable should keep the battery juicy for that long. Best would indeed be to drive it (to full operating temp) once a week or so but only a couple months shouldn't be much of an issue. I had a Mustang that sat for about 3 years, I just put a fresh battery in, aired the tires, and drove it 200+ miles home.

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