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engine rebuilding question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hubnut, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. How do you guys put together an engine that may sit for a few months before being fired up? An old friend of mine SWORE by white lithium. I actually have a 368 Lincoln that he had put together with it and stored for SEVERAL years. It was perfect on the inside but that old half-dried up lithium had to be cleaned off everything!
     
  2. horny_toad
    Joined: Jun 12, 2006
    Posts: 18

    horny_toad
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    LP III (3). Comes in spray can and is more or less liquid cosmolene.
     
  3. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    JohnEvans
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    from Phoenix AZ

    STP and motor oil mixed 50/50. Doesn't dry up like grease and don't run off nether.
     
  4. jonny o
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 836

    jonny o
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    I use straight Lucas oil stabilizer. It sticks.

    Whether firing it right up, or letting it sit, the key is to pre-lube the engine before you fire it.
     
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  5. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,489

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    It depends,
    If it's going to sit for a couple months, I do nothing to it. Just remember to prime it before it's initial start-up.

    If it's going to sit for a looooong time, I'll pickle the engine [fill it full with used motor oil, including the intake cylinders,etc] and then cap off the intake and exhaust ports with heavy grease.

    Yes, I did say used motor oil. Yes, I do understand were talking about a freshly rebuilt motor. The molly-lube wont wash off the cam, and it is MOTOR OIL were talking about. It gets drained and replaced before it's fired. No big deal.

    Dont like it? Fine, spend $50 for 5 gallons of new motor oil.
     

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