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What is the proper position in which to store the crank? Is it ok to have it laying flat for extended periods of time or should I store it in a vertical position? I don't want it to warp from storage. Or am I being paranoid :3dtard:
 

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Well shit! I have it horizontal going to repack it tomorrow it's been like this for about 6 months. Might still be ok though.
 

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That crank looks like sex!
 

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yeah should be ok. as long as it doesnt have heavy items or constant heat on it then you should be fine. but yes store it vertically in a storage bag from an auto parts store. they are usually free. also you may want to put a thin coat of oil all over the crank to void off rust. has worked for years for me
 

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It's been stored in it's own box without anything in it but I will rewrap it and put it in a vertical box until my new build begins.
 

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I normally spray it with WD40 and put it in a trash bag, then leave it standing as in the picture above.
 

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proper storage = IN A MOTOR!

Hang it from a noose or sit it in a corner upright, one thing Honda stock cranks have never been an issue.
 

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From a noose? rofl

I wouldn't trust a good crank to a rope, unless I had a beanbag chair to catch it if it fell.
 

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I thought about that. What about laying the crank in a girdle? Think that would be a good idea?
 

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I have heard this argument over and over.

I have used cranks that where left layin on a shelf for years. I never found one that was bent as a result.

I have seen cranks stood on their end that have been knocked and fell over and bent or got nicked or dented.

Every new crank I ever bought came laying flat in a box.

The vast majority of cranks in running engines are stored horizontally, except some outboard boat engines.

Just think about the effect of gravity on a crank vs impacts from the cylinder firing
 

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it doesn't matter which way you store it as long as it is safe from the elements, and from things falling on it or it falling off.
 

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Just think about the effect of gravity on a crank vs impacts from the cylinder firing
excellent point :bigok: listen to this man... he speaks from logic :yes:

Hang it from a noose...
It's statements such as this that should warn people don't piss this man off... lmfao
 

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It's in a box in the shed and that's insulated so its in less extreme elements than the motor. I like the girdle idea.
 

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If a thick steel crank can bend from gravity, what keeps a thinner aluminium girdle from bending under the same load.

I agree if the crank and girdle are in a block, it is the safest place to store it.
 
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