Phillip: Thanks for the kind words on the car. Yes, Skaneateles is one of the Fingerlakes. Beautiful but we do get lake effect mostly from Lake Ontario. I did not even own a snow brush for my grocery getter when I moved up here, now a 9 hp snow blower adds to my "cylinder index". Since I moved up here from NC (Asheboro) we have had measurable snow as early as October 7th (twice) and as late as May 21st, however they usually don't have to start using salt until sometime in November. Bummer I know but, hey, at least this gives me time to work on the car and learn more and more about it without sacrificing time on the road. (At least thats what I am telling myself).