What colour should the block be painted??

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What colour should the block be painted??

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While my engine is apart, we have the opportunity to paint the block. The garage seem to think it was BLUE originally...?? Really?? Any ideas?
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Original Chrysler color is blue,, Jensen painted all v8,s black so that is your colour,
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Thanks!! That solves that one then!!
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What kind of black? Gloss, satin?
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Rohan Christmas wrote:What kind of black? Gloss, satin?
IT WAS PROBABLY A GLOSS BUT WE ONLY GET TO SEE THEM 40+ YEARS ON SO WHO KNOWS,, DEFF NOT MATT,
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You will love it, but when the engine is again installed in the engine bay you do not see too much of it
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Ha ha! Yes, I'm sure that is correct!
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NorbertB wrote:You will love it, but when the engine is again installed in the engine bay you do not see too much of it
Yum! That looks lovely!
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Where the rocker covers on the C-V8s any particular silver? Or were they grey?
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I think that they where silver painted on a CV8.
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paint it blue , then black then if it chips /flakes ..it will look 100% original
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I have posted this before. I think that it adds some colour to the engine bay.
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i've gone with Hemi orange too, will brighten up the engine bay a bit I figure!
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I have been restoring production and hand made cars full time since 1972. Just because Jensen initially Painted the engine black does not mean all engines were painted Black My 74 Drophead all original non restored when I pulled the motor It was blue in color. Possibly at some time the parent company decided to stop the expense of painting the motor Black. This change in policy occurs in all makes somewhere. It occurs in assembly with hardware etc. they do not stop production so the original used hardware is kept the same. The factory gets a substitute and keeps on assembling. The idea to repaint the Chrysler orange or blue color to black was changed or dropped. RacerJoe
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I painted mine black last year, including the aluminum heads.
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