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How to long term store iron parts?

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If the drums are on the car, about the only thing you can do is store it inside in a dry environment.
If you take the drums off the car, put them in a big plastic bag and suck the air (and moisture) out of the bag, then seal it tight. Sort of like those food sealer things. Store inside.
I've stored a pair of hot tanked, crack checked and cleaned but no machine work done 291 heads and several other tidbits using this method for at least seven years, no rust at all so far. I've also coated cranks with heavy grease, then bagged them. I sandblasted and cleaned valve covers and oil pans, then used PHIX (phosphoric acid solution) to coat them against surface rust, then bagged them. Seven years later they still are OK.
70 Javelin SST, second owner, purchased 1972
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