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Jim    Posted 11-01-2018 at 09:02:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • So I just spent a couple years restoring my 8n and put it in the garage for the winter. In the northeast we get long wet/cold falls and it seems like more and more thaws each winter. The problem is that the tractor is covered in dew this time of year (wet with temp swings) which isn't ideal. What sort of climate control measures can I take? Heating probably isn't realistic for my budget, but insulating may be. What have other people done? My "garage is an "amish shed" type building with wood floor. The other problem is that my tools in the garage are starting to rust because of the moisture.

    Dave H    Posted 11-04-2018 at 08:51:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 8N sleeps under one of those inexpensive auto covers that I bought at wall mart. Keeps a load of dust off it.

    The batt stays in, I see no reason to take it out. I have the quick connect battery tender leads permanently hooked to it for easy plug in to the tender.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-01-2018 at 11:19:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Howdy Jim. I live in Michigan and my garage is actually a carriage house built in 1900. Wood floor, walls and two stories. I use Johnson paste wax on the cast iron tools to stop rust works great on table saw top and stuff like that. Dew is caused by sudden or fast temp changes. Insulation would help stop that. I leave a 70 watt light bulb on to keep frost out. Leaving a radio on will also keep critters (like racoons) from nesting in your garage.

    Farmer Dan

    1940 Ford 9N "Maude"
    1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
    2012 Ford F150XLT, 4x4,Super Cab

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-01-2018 at 14:19:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I keep a radio on in the barn too. I learned that from you. It helps keep out the riff-raff -birds, coons, cats, opossums, skunks, and democrats.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-01-2018 at 16:35:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • if you tune it into a talk show it will keep out teenagers too LOL. Seriously though, its the human voice that keeps the critters away.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2018 at 15:08:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's tuned to WJR-AM, an all Talk/News/Sports network and there is never any music scripted to be played. All but one radio host is a conservative. That would be the liberal punk Mitch Albom with an afternoon show. This guy loves to pat himself on the butt all the time. He started out as a sports 'writer' for the Detroit Fee Press. He is just a 5' 1" punk so he couldn't play any pro sports. When he wrote about a Red Wing game it was always on how the NHL needed to ban fighting altogether. From noon to 3 PM is the Rush Limbaugh show and after him is the Guy Gordon show. Mornings start with Paul W. Smith followed by Frank Beckman from 9 AM til noon. WJR also broadcasts the Lions games and the MSU football and basketball games. There's plenty of chat going on most all day long. Night time hosts talk too.

    Tim

    John in Mich    Posted 11-02-2018 at 16:36:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yup. When the Mitch man comes on I flip to W4 Country in Ann Arbor.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-02-2018 at 06:39:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does it also keep mice out? They're very brave!

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-02-2018 at 08:34:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have not seen any but they could just be good at hiding.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-01-2018 at 10:38:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What I do: Top off fluids, remove battery and store it in safe place with a Battery Tender connected to keep it fully charged. If dirt floor, may want to set some 2 x 10's down so tires are off ground. I have concrete floor in barn but still keep tires up. Tarps work well for over. That will keep it from collecting dew and the bird droppings don't get on the tractor.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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