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> The bane of a stored car, saw this on the MGB GT site
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post Oct 10 2018, 02:26 PM
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steel wool in the exhaust, too
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post Oct 10 2018, 08:25 PM
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Enjoyed every bit. Wish the last owner of my 1.8 had a cat. Car still smells. The tunnel was packed with pieces of the owners manual. They set up a brothel in there.
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post Oct 11 2018, 03:32 AM
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I was cleaning my car a week or so after I fought it home and checked under the dash. Big nest, 4 dried up mice. Then I pushed a vacuum hose from the engine compartment, up the long to the front of the car. Filled up the vacuum 2x. I hate mice.
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post Oct 11 2018, 04:01 AM
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On guard 24/7. When not snoozing. Her name is Madeleine Dalhmer. She kills anything smaller than her including rabbits. Attached Image
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post Oct 11 2018, 04:33 AM
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QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Oct 9 2018, 03:29 PM) *

My brother got into his 87 Carrera the other day, he drives it every few weeks, he was taking his son to soccer and non of the gauges were working, stuff his head back there, all chewed.


Hmm... another..... I think you meant 'none'
Birds of a feather.
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post Oct 11 2018, 05:24 AM
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Urinal cakes work as well.
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post Oct 11 2018, 03:51 PM
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Victor Tin Cat live trap is inexpensive (~$15), works great, and can catch up to 30 in just one night. Cut down a metal soup can to the same height as inside of the Tin Cat box and drill a bunch of small holes in it. Put peanut butter inside the soup can, and put the bait can inside the trap to attract the mice. That way you can attract lots of mice without the caught ones immediately eating all of the bait.

Dispose of your catch as you like. Anyone know how far away they'd have to be released to not come back to your garage? A mile or two would probably do it.
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post Oct 11 2018, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE(UROpartsman @ Oct 11 2018, 02:51 PM) *

Anyone know how far away they'd have to be released to not come back to your garage? A mile or two would probably do it.



Dead men tell no tales and dead mice walk no miles.
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Damn I must say I’ve been down this road myself. It sucks to fix all that wiring. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post Oct 11 2018, 07:00 PM
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Check out the rolling log mouse trap on YouTube.
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post Oct 13 2018, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Oct 11 2018, 05:00 PM) *

Check out the rolling log mouse trap on YouTube.

You mean like the one I posted above?
Rodents are so destructive. It's a battle here in the PNW.
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post Oct 13 2018, 12:40 PM
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QUOTE(Rand @ Oct 13 2018, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Oct 11 2018, 05:00 PM) *

Check out the rolling log mouse trap on YouTube.

You mean like the one I posted above?
Rodents are so destructive. It's a battle here in the PNW.


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post Oct 13 2018, 12:59 PM
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we once had a pristine 45,00 mile Nepal orange 75 2.0 from Colorado, immaculate in every way with original paint. Upon receiving the car, we noticed the worst dead animal smell in the world radiating from the car, the previous owner surely knew of it and probably sold the car because of it.
The car was unsalable because of it, so we started the usual things, removing the gas tank, removing the seats, removing the outer rocker panesl,searching for the smell, putting our nose to various areas, the smell was really really bad, After finding nothing we then got more extreme, removing the engine, the back firewall pad the complete interior except for the upper dash, flushing the heater tubes with a steam cleaner up through the exit tube behind the radio speaker, removing the complete ventilation system, all to no avail, the smell persisted.
Finally desperate, we got our best smeller to put his nose all over the car and the worst of it was coming from the right rear heater tube into the body. Having flushed the tube thoroughly, we knew that the smell could not be in the heater tube. There was only one other place it could be and we could not understand how it could be............. Inside the longitudinal!!!!!!! Reluctantly we only had one choice..... to cut the car open. It was a real tragic day that day, cutting a chunk out of a virgin low mile 914, but when we did, there it was, a rats nest packed with six dead rats all inside the longitudinal next to the heater tube muffler. We cleaned the inside thoroughly and welded the piece back in and reinstalled the long carpet along with the rest of the car. FINALLY the smell was gone, and every stitch of the car now very clean.
So although we felt like real butchers to cut this virgin, we had no other choice. I will add to the "damn rodent" feeling we all have here
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