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Hazards of owning a heated garage (1/3)
 5/21/24 3:28pm
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Ocean Park, WA - USA

2001 Coupe, 1988 35th Anniversary Coupe currently used to own 1987 Coupe and 1998 Coupe

Joined: 9/30/2016
Posts: 67

  Yeah, that's right.  Hazards.  I live on the coastline in a town called Ocean Park, Wa.  Although since I retired, it has experienced more drought conditions than ever, for now it's dreary and rainy.  Actually just what we need to be building up.  So when my friend suggested I specify a heated floor for my garage, I readily agreed and had that done.  I have been to car shows in Hawaii -- they deal with quite a rust issue, just like here.  Except that they don't have the option of heating their garage space -- it's already hot!  It's sad to see the rusted chrome they fight nearly constantly there.  You see lots of those Casablanca style fans there, for obvious reasons.

  Here, though, I have been shepherding my wife through years of cancer treatments, but what they don't tell you is that there will be lots of subsequent time dealing with the side effects, which seem to have taken up a bunch of time for us these past couple of years.  We are doing okay, we just need to "catch up".  So...

  I knew when the instructor in class said "Ohh! You've only got 2 mm. left", I had something to do to my 35th Anniversary car.  I ordered a set of Powerstop, I believe Z17 brakes.  Can't really put the drilled and slotted cool stuff on if I want the car to represent an original car, so bottom of the line this time.  Because I have the nice garage to let these projects linger while I deal with LIFE, I didn't check the RockAuto shipment like I should've.  Turns out that they sent me rotors 1" larger and a bunch thicker than I'm supposed to have, and I didn't catch it.  Once I got back to the project, I found out it's too late to get an adjustment, but I quickly ordered the correct ones and just now wrapped things up -- I am ready to go for the show this weekend. (It's gonna rain, though, and that place is miserable if it's windy!)

  My advice is to make time to check your shipments and do it in the 30 day window they give you!  The brakes for Annie are weird and required extra tools I didn't have ready, but the calipers are 2 pot -- I think my '87 had single piston calipers, and there was a learning curve I dealt with.  I like how the embossed lettering my newly painted calipers now show are letters of my favorite mountain bike beer -- PBR!


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Re: Hazards of owning a heated garage (2/3)
 5/21/24 9:09pm
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Equinunk, PA - USA

1993 LT1 convertible triple black 4L60 2003 Zo6 Electron/Black 6 sp

Joined: 11/12/2017
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Evening to you Sir, I'm not surprised at the Wrong Stuff from R.O.C. Auto. They are notorious for subpar products, and incorrect application. I've had my share of experience with them. NO MORE! Other vendors have better quality at a tad more on price. 

Re: Hazards of owning a heated garage (3/3)
 5/23/24 9:26am
Bob DeCardenas
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Cocoa, FL - USA

1990 C4 convertible Polo green/tan interior&top 1991 C4 ZR-1 red/tan 2020 C8 coupe Rapid blue/silver stripe/red interior

Joined: 8/21/2022
Posts: 15

Most companies give you 30 days. There are a few that have a few months as long as the products are in their original packaging. Enjoy!

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