Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
Re: Storage of new motor - preventative maintenance proceuder
If it has been in the showroom there really should not be any issues with it. As long as all of the openings (spark plugs, carb etc) were sealed off to keep dort out, I would not be worried about it at all. I know guys that have built engines and then stored them for 7 or 8 years while finishing a car and they did not do anything special.
The only time your eally need to worry is when an engine is stored in an unheated garage or shed where the temperature and humidity are constantly changing. That is when condensation can be a problem.
I say buy it and dont worry about it. If they will let you pull a valve cover off first, do that. If there is no rust evident there, then it really should be fine.
Just my opinion,
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
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