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Old 07-15-2007, 02:19   #1 (permalink)
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Preserving Engine

Hi,

I've got a rebuilt 351 (assembled Oct 06) sitting in an engine stand in my garage waiting for the body it's going into to be ready. Is there anything I should do to preserve it?
How often should you turn it over? (and how much?)
I've loosened off the rockers so there is no load on the springs

Should I spray it or coat it with anything? (it's dry at the moment)

Any help appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:36   #2 (permalink)
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pull the plugs out and spray some crc longlife or inox into the cylinder then put plugs back in. cover intake , exhaust and any openings with tape. Dont turn it over, you will wipe off any remaining cam lube. when u are ready to use it. pull dissy out, fill motor with correct ammount of oil, plug oil pressure sender hole and using an old dissy shaft or propper priming shaft located onto your oil pump drive shaft( down thru dissy hole) spin the oil pump to prime the oil system. (anti clockwise, when viewed from top of motor) then make sure your ignition, fuel, cooling systen etc is all set up correctly to start and run as soon as you start the motor. then run it in as per your engine builders instructions. cheers
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Old 07-15-2007, 14:34   #3 (permalink)
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Could CRC or Inox cause glazing of the bores after being started being a brand new motor?
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:23   #4 (permalink)
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absolutly no problem with glazed bores at all. it burns out in about 5 seconds if that. i always use it for this puspose in s/hand or new motors to be stored. crc long life (not the normal crc) and inox are no where near as slippery as motor oil that is why you wont get glazing. they are just very water proof and designed not to run off the surface so you get no rust or stuck rings. cheers.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:55   #5 (permalink)
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Just another tip for professional engine builders out there. Ayross in Melbourne, a supplier of Goodson tools and supplies [USA] have a spray on lube that you can coat all engine internals with / turns to a gel like substance. Not to sure if they can still import it. But a quick phone call to Ayross Tools in Melbourne shouls set you straight. Fantastic product, especially on valve springs.
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Old 08-29-2007, 23:45   #6 (permalink)
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This is how I store an engine. I loosen off all the rockers and 100% fill it with oil. Guaranteed to never rust from the inside out
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