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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I ask b/c I have a job opportu

I ask b/c I have a job opportunity in Houston and I'm considering taking it. Haven't work out all the details yet but I should know more by the end of next week.

I lived in Houston for 10-years (1980-1990) and now live in Kansas City (which I love by the way). I know the climate sucks for old cars down there and I'm wondering how much of a problem it is for the guys with older cars? I have a '77 GTB and we all know the older cars had not rust protection on them. My car has a few spots you can see in the engine bay, and one small bubble by the lower drivers side door (right behind the front wheel). I know here that I'm pretty much have no worries b/c I don't drive it in the rain, or on the roads after snow/salt. Only on nice days. And it does not get that humid here.

My dad had an Austin Healey 3000 when we lived there and I remember how much trouble he had dealing with rust.

I'm worried that as soon as summer hits, the humidity will show all kinds of fun rust spots up where I least expect them.


Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I've lived in Houston twic

I've lived in Houston twice and now live in Alabama. I like Houston, great place to live and good people.

The biggest problem humidity wise I've had is cold fronts followed by warm fronts in a short period of time that tends to put a lot of moisture inside distributor caps and make the rotors surface rust.

Humidifier, certainlly helps. Get a big one though if you live in the Southeast.

The best preventative maintenance I've found is to drive the car say 25 miles every week. Other than that no problems.

Body wise, I just don't know which is worse; Midwest going from very hot to very cold or Southeast going from mild to very hot and very humid. I tend to think body wise it's about equal but maybe someone else can comment.

Discussion Starter · #5 ·
My neighbor in South Beach, Mi

My neighbor in South Beach, Miami, where it gets really humid, had these things that absorbed moisture and turned it into water. Cool thing about them is that they can be put inside the car and/or around it. He told me it worked great. They were keeping a very nice collection of Ferraris and Porsches dry.

He said he found them in the music store where he bought his Steinway grand piano. Pianos are very sensitive to humidity for obvious reasons. Kind of cool. Mushroom shaped things that collect water. All you have to do is empty the catch bucket every week or every other week depending on how humid it gets. They apparently come in different sizes.


Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I think the solution to humidi

I think the solution to humidity is a dehumidifier or an airconditioning system. They both dehumidify the air. I too have a 79 GTS and I am seeing bubbles around the bottom of the door panels..unfortunately, dont have room in the garage (airconditioned) for it... other valuable horses there
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