coat them in grease, seal in plastic bags to keep dust out. When it comes time to use them, you have to clean them of the grease, but the machined surfaces should be fine. For the much larger block, coat all the bearing surfaces in grease, the piston walls, the head gasket deck and any other machined surface such as the oil filter mount or water line mating surfaces, then put it in a large plastic bag garbage bag to keep dust out (I like the clear yard waste bags myself...the heavy poly ones that can take a little abrasion). Of course, this is easy if you have it on a stand. Bagging it on the floor may be a little tougher.