I'm planning on rebuilding my previous engine and I'm thinking that instead of selling it I might just sit on it long term.
What would be the best way to store a freshly rebuilt engine for a couple of years or more?
Should I put it together and gasket it all up, maybe spray the outside with a sealer, pour in some oil, some in the cylinders, wrap in a plastic bag, etc., etc.?
Or should I leave it as separate block and head(and maybe remove cam/valve stuff), oil pan removed, and everything hosed down with preservative, then wrapped in plastic bags. By preservative I mean this stuff I can get from work, kinda like cosmoline, that's for sealing guns and machinery long term that leaves an oily wax-like coating that stops rust.
Wide ranging subject, talk about anything you want.