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    Question about long term storage. I work overseas so I'm only home every 3 to 4 months for 2 weeks. Any suggestions of what I should do about fuel in the tank and carbs. I love my kids but they're all in their 20's and I don't really want to leave the keys with them. I was 20 awhile back..

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    Around here a guy can get Ethanol Free Gasoline from newer QuickTrip's and Casey's stores. For me the QuickTrip sells 87 octane no corn, and the Casey's sells 92 no corn. If you purge all of the Ethanol blend and run no corn fuel you should be OK with your times away, especially if you add some Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer to the last fill before you take off. And leave with a full tank, minimal air space. Putting some jack stands under the 4 corners unloads the suspension, and prevents flat spots on the tires. My $0.02 and you may get other opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Around here a guy can get Ethanol Free Gasoline from newer QuickTrip's and Casey's stores. For me the QuickTrip sells 87 octane no corn, and the Casey's sells 92 no corn. If you purge all of the Ethanol blend and run no corn fuel you should be OK with your times away, especially if you add some Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer to the last fill before you take off. And leave with a full tank, minimal air space. Putting some jack stands under the 4 corners unloads the suspension, and prevents flat spots on the tires. My $0.02 and you may get other opinions.
    Thanks, I was thinking of using the fuel stabilizer just wasn't sure. Getting it up on jack stands every time I leave may be more than I want to take on. I'll see if I can get it up on blocks just enough to clear. Thought I was done with the low profile jacks, looks like I need to pick one up. Also thought I was going to have the flat spot problem with the 37's on my jeep but didn't.

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    Over here on the east coast we can only get E-10, I add Sta-bil at every fuel up and drive it just like any other car. It's had a quarter tank in it all winter and it'll start /run with no effort at any time, even sitting months at a time. I use sta-bil in my mowers, chain saws etc. etc.. and never have carb issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Over here on the east coast we can only get E-10, I add Sta-bil at every fuel up and drive it just like any other car. It's had a quarter tank in it all winter and it'll start /run with no effort at any time, even sitting months at a time. I use sta-bil in my mowers, chain saws etc. etc.. and never have carb issues.
    Thanks this is good to know.
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    Low profile jacks---3 ton models are on sale at Harbor Freight for $89 til end of May----------I bought one for my son Corey's new house? and liked it so much that when I saw them on cover of the cataloque they mailed out went and got me one---my more regular two won't go under the cobra or front axle Robins 33 ford
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    Eastwood makes tire cradles which you just drive up on, supposed to prevent flat spots.
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    Nice new to you hot rod! Your dad sure did a great job on it!
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    Thank you. He will appreciate hearing that.

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