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i have a freshly rebuilt 351 that i would like to put in my truck in the near future. problem is, first thing is first and i need to put in a new trans first. and im going to upgrade to the ZF so its going to be a little more costly. anyhow, how long can a motor sit without being ran? what steps should i take to preserve it? and when i say near future, i mean 6 months or so. thanks guys
 

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6 months isn't that long to let it sit, but there's a few things I'd do:
-squirt some oil in each cylinder through the spark plug hole.
-rotate the crank a copule of times to spread the oil in the bores
-put the plugs back in
-tape up every opening (intake & exaust ports/ dist. hole/ upper & lower Rad hose holes... etc.

Before firing it up for the first time all I'd do would be to prime the oil pump with an old dist. w/o the cam gear or just the shaft itself and let er rip!

Hope this helps

-Paul
 

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well i may have been a little generous about the 6 months. a year is more reasistic if i dont use the stock heads and intake. but that does help. thanks
 
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