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Old 12-08-2008, 10:43 AM
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I recently had my motor rebuilt and found that the only thing of any value is the cam. I replaced it for a more street-able one and while i'm figuring out what to do with this cam, sell it, use it in another block later, etc. I'm wondering if there is a particular way you're supposed to store parts like cams? I thought i read one time about putting internal engine parts in a bin of diesel fuel or something, either for cleaning or preservation. I'm just trying to put this up somewhere safe so it can stay as clean as possible and not rust, if thats an issue. Thanks.

Also...the cam is a Reed 0.534 lift and 270 duration, i was told that this was probably a circle track cam. any truth to that?

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Old 12-08-2008, 10:16 PM
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I'd visit one of the carpet stores in the area and procure a length of heavy cardboard tube that they use to wind carpet on. Dry the cam completely with the wife's hair dryer set on hot and high, then slather the cam completely with heavy grease such as wheel bearing grease, wrap it with several rounds of newspaper to make it nice and fat so it would just fit in the cardboard tube, cap the ends off with clear packing tape so that it's sealed up well and write the description of what's inside with a Sharpie on the outside of the tube. Lay it on a shelf in your storage area and it'll be fine for many years.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:37 PM
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LPS makes a great rust inhibitor very similar to cosmoline. I use it on all my parts, then wrap them in wax paper and then in a plastic tube. Cardboard is easy to come by by it will retain moisture. I learned that the hard way and ruined an otherwise perrfectly fine ISKY bumpstick.
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Being a pack rat I'd just toss it over on the steel rack to be thrown out in about 5 years when we clean the shop out again. haha You will never use it.

You could give it to a low buck racer who would be your friend forever.
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definitely LPS 3, their cosmoline type product, and then wrap it in waxed paper or plastic, or store in pvc tube, etc.
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I'm just trying to put this up somewhere safe so it can stay as clean as possible and not rust, if thats an issue.
Clean it, wipe it down with some grease, and wrap it up, or put it in the box that came with your new cam.
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