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Old 08-26-2003, 11:01 PM
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Engine rebuild time

I'm in the midst of a frame-up on my '52 chevy 1/2ton, I've just about got the chassis complete and I'm wondering when is the best time to get the engine rebuilt?? I'm doing all the bodywork myself on weekends and after work so it'll be sometime before it'll be finished, will the engine sitting after a fresh rebuild damage anything, or will it need another going over after sitting for so long?? I know a little about engines but nothing about rebuilds so any help would be great! Thanks to all in advance!

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assemble the engine with plenty of assembly lube and you should have no problems with the engine sitting for a long time.

if possible rotate the engine occasionally to keep the cylinder walls lubed.
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Rotating the assembly is something that should be done. A local machine shop told me about a guy letting his motor sit so long without rotating it that the rings dug grooves so big that he had to bore it out again. Lots of lube, good rotation, and keeping it sealed so no moister can get in, and the motor should be fine.
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If it's going to set for a while do not assemble with latherm
grease as it will get hard after a while.
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