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Old 08-21-2003, 08:59 AM
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short-block storage

Hey guys,
Due to a cracked head and busy machine shop, I will not be able to finish the 350 I am building for my nova before leaving for school. It is currently a short-block and I am wondering about storage. I can have someone oil it and turn it over regularly, but am concerned about the cam. Will the lube stay put and will it be allright in the sub-zero temperatures of central ontario? Please offer any suggestions as I don't want to ruin anything. Thanks a lot.

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Is the intake on? Since you have someone that could turn it, they could throw some oil on the cam from the top when they do, and with the timing chain on, the cam will turn and the can lube the bottom also. Make sure it's sealed pretty good so no moisture gets in there...
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Double bag it with contractor size trash bags from Home Depot, Lowe's, WalMart, etc. Keep it oiled & turned. When it comes time to finish it, coat the cam lobes again with assembly lube. Go through the lifter holes, or take it out & lube it. Some assembly lubes will drip off, and some won't. Don't chance it. I have used straight 30w oil on the cylinders & rings and it seems to stay pretty well. If the bearings only have oil on them, it wouldn't hurt to squirt some on them every once in a while too.
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