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storing an engine. questions

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storing an engine. questions

Post #1 by FordMan1988 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:24 pm

Due to a fund shortage I my 84 300 will be sitting up for a few months before she goes to the machine shop for her rebuild. What do I need to do to this engine before I store it?
1994 Ford F150 302 EFI 4R70W 3.55s
1985 Ford F150 300 T170 2.47s
1969 Ford F100 360 NP435 3.25s

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Re: storing an engine. questions

Post #2 by mutt » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:07 pm

if its in a dry place, spray the machined surfaces with something that wont evaporate- not wd 40- and put a trash bag over it. Tape it shut. If theres any dampness, oil as above & throw a sheet over it.

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Re: storing an engine. questions

Post #3 by FordMan1988 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:11 pm

mutt wrote:if its in a dry place, spray the machined surfaces with something that wont evaporate- not wd 40- and put a trash bag over it. Tape it shut. If theres any dampness, oil as above & throw a sheet over it.


What should i spray? Is there just regular spray lubricant?
1994 Ford F150 302 EFI 4R70W 3.55s
1985 Ford F150 300 T170 2.47s
1969 Ford F100 360 NP435 3.25s

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Re: storing an engine. questions

Post #4 by mutt » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:18 pm

yeah. Nothing fancy. Its just that penetrating stuff like WD 40 evaporate. you could use 3in1, or just motor oil applied wit a brush. Long term- real long term- grease.

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Re: storing an engine. questions

Post #5 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:31 pm

I highly recommend two products made by Crown:

Tool and Die Saver

Rust Preventative Mist (RPM)

They work better than any other concoction I've tried. Engine fogging oil is also recommended.
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