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crank storage


what is the best way to store a grankshaft? i just disassembled my 331 and need to know the best way to put it away for awhile
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rarefish
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on: Sat 04 of Oct, 2008 [09:22 UTC] score: 0.00
Beyond rust prevention, I was told to always store a crank standing up on end or hanging from a bolt in the front where the balancer bolts on. If you lay it down the weight of the journals can cause it to warp or bend. I do know that my old machine shop had all the cranks standing in rows at one end of the shop, Joe.

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ronlofgren
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on: Fri 03 of Oct, 2008 [18:14 UTC] score: 0.00
> what is the best way to store a grankshaft? i just disassembled my 331 and need to know the best way to put it away for awhile

There is a product called LPS-3, was developed for the military, can buy it many places.
sprayed my hemi crank and stored it in a fairly damp basement for 2 years with no rust.

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JACKM
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on: Fri 03 of Oct, 2008 [17:47 UTC] score: 0.00
The Evinrude dealers used to sell (and may still) what they call anti-corrosion lube. It comes in a spray can and leaves a kind of waxy coating similar to what we used to see on military surplus parts.

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bobcall
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on: Fri 03 of Oct, 2008 [00:37 UTC] score: 0.00
Coat it with a protective oil of some type to prevent rust. Store it standing on end or hang it, securely its heavy, by the flange end in an area that will be safe from bumps that could score the bearing journals. I have couple that I have had stored for about 5 years. I spray them liberally with WD40 at least once a year. Not a speck of rust.


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