<VV> What it's like in salt country
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Mon Feb 5 05:13:19 EST 2018
I moved to sunny California from Minnesota many years ago. I remember that a selling point for a used car would be that it spent its life in S. Dakota. I asked why and was told that S. Dakota uses cinders on the roads in the winter instead of salt as in Minnesota.
I don't have any Minnesota cars but I do have a bunch of SoCal cars and trucks. :-)
I will be moving back to my old stomping grounds in New Jersey soon and was thinking of selling most, if not all of my collection here before the move but maybe I will have them hauled back and sell them there. It might be a treat for snow belt dwellers to buy some rot free vehicles.
'60 Corvette; '61 Rampside; '62 Rampside; '64 Spyder coupe; '65 Greenbrier; '66 Canadian Corsa turbo coupe; '67 Nova SS; '68 Camaro ragtop; '70 3/4 ton Chevy pickup; '91 Bronco; '93 Harley Heritage
PS: Sorry about the Patriots
In a message dated 2/4/2018 6:57:06 PM Pacific Standard Time, virtualvairs-request at corvair.org writes:
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 13:37:31 -0500
From: "Steven J. Serenska" <corvair at serenska.com>
To: virtualvairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: <VV> What it's like in salt country
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It was a balmy 19 degrees yesterday here in New England just before noon, so I decided to take a walk to the post office instead of driving.
The photos below are evidence for anyone from the southern or western states who've ever wondered why those of us in the north take our cars off the roads from November through April.
The first photo shows a street by a row of small boat- and sail-makingfactories around the corner from our home.? Compare the color of the overall road surface to the areas where there are a few puddles.? The color of the road is normally the color of where the puddles are.? The second shows what the salt build-up does to hubs, rockers, and bumpers.
There was actually an absolutely white area on the road just behind where these photos were taken, but it was partially in and out of the sun and I'm not good enough with these devices to know how to apply the correct filter(s) to sort it all out.
There's a reason why many ads say "original California car" or "rust-free Arizona parts".? If you're looking at a car from the north,
look for the words "always garaged".
Steven "salty" Serenska
Bristol, Rhode Island
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