I've had this discussion many times reguarding a fresh motor. If you smear all the parts with say STP engine treatment as you rebuild it, theres no need to do this. Also, as you prepare to start your motor, the very last thing you do is add your oil, then run it a few cranks without the coil. An oil pump should be primed before installation, but that is about it. I did read an article a few years back in Hot Rod magazine stating just that. It also gave a cool tip on long term storage of a rebuilt motor. They said to use spray litheum grease, and to just sray it all thoughout the motor and basically fill up the combustion chambers with the stuff via the spark plug holes. When starting it up, fill with one less quart capacity, run the motor up to temp, and then change the oil. It will cause one smokey start, but that is a slick Idea for safe long term storage.
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