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Hey, guys. There are some smoking deals on the GM universal and 290Hp engines right now. I want to buy one to take advatage of the deals but was wondering if waiting say a year in storage is going to damage the engine. Are there any tips to preserve and engine in storage or should I just pass on the deals? Thanks, SS.
 

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SuperSport said:
Hey, guys. There are some smoking deals on the GM universal and 290Hp engines right now. I want to buy one to take advatage of the deals but was wondering if waiting say a year in storage is going to damage the engine. Are there any tips to preserve and engine in storage or should I just pass on the deals? Thanks, SS.

I can't can't help much with your question, sorry. But where are you getting the smoking deals from? I'm looking at possibly getting one of those engines as well. And if the price is right I'll get one now.

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It probably wouldnt hurt anything to store one of these motors,although any breakin lube would likely run off the camshaft/lifters,so cam lobe wear might be an issue,although it wouldnt be too hard to pull the cam and re-lube it.If I was storing a motor I would pour some 2 stroke oil down the intake and put some in the spark plug holes also.Pre lubing would be a very good idea when you are ready to start it up.Turning the motor over a little bit every now & then would also be a good idea.
 

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I actually completed my motor a year prior to installing it in my Cobra. What I did was build a engine stand and ran the engine according to break-in. After that I would run it once maybe twice a month just to keep things moving. I could tinker with it and do oil changes easily. I also run Evans waterless coolant and had no problems with corrosion. Just an idea.
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Everett II said:
I actually completed my motor a year prior to installing it in my Cobra. What I did was build a engine stand and ran the engine according to break-in. After that I would run it once maybe twice a month just to keep things moving. I could tinker with it and do oil changes easily. I also run Evans waterless coolant and had no problems with corrosion. Just an idea.
Good luck,
Everett.
Excellent, and the best way. :thumbup:

For NON running storage=
Internal cylinder oiling,
and duct tape all free-air entrances to the crankcase and intake to prevent constant exchange of humid air.
Storage in climate controlled room is most important.
Monthly manual turnover to change the ring and spring positions.

Future cam break-in might be of concern. Future running will indicate valve spring softening and lifter collapse.
 

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SuperSport said:
Here http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&partnumber=10067353
And jegs has the 290 HP for 1625.99 in the latest catolog I have recieved from them. Remember alot of companies price match.
It's not a bad price until you figure in shipping and core, $400 :eek: I checked around and here's probably the best deal out there: http://paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=154046
I believe I'm going with this shortblock.
http://paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=183227
I already have a set of vortec heads and Intake. I got them from Teddisnoke over at stevesnovasite. :thumbup:


I called Jegs about the price match but you have to figure in what they are charging for shipping.
 

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It's not a bad price until you figure in shipping and core, $400 .
I know Summit will price match jegs and shipping will be cheaper $130 to Los Angeles. Does not hurt to ask if they will price match other companies.
 

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I know Summit will price match jegs and shipping will be cheaper $130 to Los Angeles. Does not hurt to ask if they will price match other companies.
I think Pace has still got that beat by about $10. Shipping is free. If you can get summit to price match Gmpartsdirect.com that would be a smokin deal. :thumbup:
 

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I have a SBC short block currently in storage, all I did was sprayed it down with WD-40 in all areas with a good soaking while I spun the crank, there is breakin lube on the bearings, then I bagged her on the stand.
 
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