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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

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...you'd have to be a contortionist to rebuild in there. Laughing
...or Hercules to build it in the attic.
Maybe best to build it in the basement with some form of humidity control.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

depends on the material - for everything, a non-condensing atmosphere is paramount

oil steel, Al and esp. any Mg

keep out of the sun (UV)

Mg will eventually corrode no matter what (eventually means in a year or so) but not if you store it in a N or Argon atmosphere

rubber will continue 'vulcanizing' no matter what - even in N or Ar as the side chains will continue to bond to each other; the surface will be harmed by UV, O3, O2

and... glass will cold flow just like some suspension bushings - but it takes decades for glass
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

just hot box it in the basement, Ed. Build a box around it, dehumidify the box locally around the motor.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

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just hot box it in the basement, Ed. Build a box around it, dehumidify the box locally around the motor.


That's a good idea.... could probably put moisture absorbent stuff in the box.

At the moment I think I can store the motor in a closet on the main floor... my thinking now is shifting to wondering where I can actually build the motor. Probably not a good idea to build it in a damp place also... It could be quite a trick trying to get the full motor down from the attic.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

You need a proper garage boy!

You've been building parking spaces around the globe, time to switch to garages!

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

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You need a proper garage boy!

You've been building parking spaces around the globe, time to switch to garages!

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haha... so what to build first: a garage or the engine?
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

you can rebuild your motor in your carpeted living room - l like I did on my Bay
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

rebuilt a 74 Bultaco in my bedroom...
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

My Brother as a newlywed rebuilt an MG midget engine in his kitchen.

She divorced him shortly thereafter............

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

DanHoug wrote:
rebuilt a 74 Bultaco in my bedroom...


That's the best place to rebuild a motorcycle Cool

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Humidity levels - what is the max humidity for storing parts? Reply with quote

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My Brother as a newlywed rebuilt an MG midget engine in his kitchen.

She divorced him shortly thereafter............

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'Unca Joel' from the old vanagon list @gerry, had his entire glass front kitchen cupboards neatly organized with Vanagon parts. and yes, he was divorced too.
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