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Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: January 17, 2018 12:13PM

I need to store my freshly rebuilt turbo heads (including valves, springs, seats,etc.) until summer and want to prevent the springs, valves and seats from rusting.

I sprayed them with some WD 40, but there has to be a better idea. Any suggestions?

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert running 80 hp heads and carbs
1st Vair: 65 Corsa 140
St. Louis, MO
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CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 17, 2018 12:18PM

Spray them well and seal in an air-tight plastic bag?

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 17, 2018 12:21PM

I use SP-400 from CRC for stuff like that. I'm in Arizona so not really a place that needs a lot of moisture protection.

Available lots of places.


Here is a data sheet
[www.restockit.com]


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Date: January 17, 2018 12:31PM

After spraying, you can put them in vacuum storage bags.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 17, 2018 02:50PM

Rustlick 631

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: January 17, 2018 04:14PM

There's a spray product called fogging oil. Sprays out in a fog to cover parts more even not like pin point spray cans. Available at your local auto parts store. Spray,bag and seal.

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Re: Storing heads to prevent rust?
Posted by: 63Darrin ()
Date: January 17, 2018 06:31PM

Mark,

I had my 8409 crank mic'd and dry mag'd and the machinist told me to drench the part in wd-40 and lightly wrap it in paper. He told me that sealing the bag could create moisture and condensation from dampness in the air causing the part to rust. It's been a couple of years with no rust. Although I do keep my parts in a dry storage facility. I keep my rebuilt 140 heads on a self also with no visible signs of rust either.

Hope this helps,

Darrin

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