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A tip for winter storage
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OK, for those of you like me, who have your 71-73 as a fair weather driver, and store your car in the winter months, here's a little tip I came across to deter mice from wanting to nest in your car.

Mice do not like the smell of peppermint. Get a small vile of pure peppermint extract from your grocery store's spice isle. Put oil in/on cotton balls, then wrap them using 5"x5" sheets of aluminum foil and poke holes in the foil with a toothpick.

I made 30 balls with one $3 vile of extract, and put a few on the air filter cover, some in the trunk, and a bunch inside the car... on the floors and on the dash.

I have done this for years with our camper, after one winter some mice made their homes inside it, and have not had one more instance of mice infestation since.

Inexpensive, and it smells a hell of a lot better than moth balls Smile
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#2
Cool! Dont forget exhaust pipes though! My dad had nests there before.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, you sure as Hell don't have time to do it right the second time.

Dutch uncle
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#3
good advice
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#4
Thanks!!! Ill have to try that.

Ive used dryer sheets.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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My wife always has cats...... I hate cats.....
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