November 4, 2022
Maybe some new tips since ...
Well here is my winter routine:
Besides all the usual tips - I pull my plugs and spray the cylinders with an ample amount of Balistol (German weapon oil - just sticky enough to last a few months).
I repeat that after turning the other pistons to BDC, till all the cylinder walls are well covered - not a big fan of fogging.
I skip that "put her on blocks" thing, since "flat spots" on tires are IMHO a myth - I had a car just sitting there for 10 years and not a single flat spot.
Just make sure you have a bit more pressure than normal.
I disconnect the fuel pump (electric) and run the carb dry. Also spray the carb down with weapon oil.
Here comes the important part: before I wake her up in the spring, I pull the dizzy and spin the oil pump with a drill. till I have full pressure and oil coming out of the rockers.
This is probably more beneficial, than any other thing I do.
Talking about fuel stabilizers - I use Labracin (it's from Austria, not sure if available in the US).
I use it since years and I'm quite happy with it - they claim it t cleans the fuel system, lubes, emulsifies water, neutralizes acids, prevents rust, is a lead substitute,
keeps the gas stable for over a year and raises the octane level slightly (2 numbers).
What do you guys use, and what's your experience?