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Engine color? Requests wanted.

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#1 JonOfScio



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Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:20 AM

Well, my EA81 engine should be pulled soon. I don't have ANY vacuum lines except those directly on the manifold, so it shows a good amount of the manifold.

Color should that be? Block? heads? valve covers?

My ideas thus far are:
1. ford red entire engine...
2. keep manifold/block the same with red for the heads and black for the covers
3. same as two but rally blue the heads
4. rally blue the entire engine except the covers be black
5. same as four but manifold be orig. aluminum

And ideas from the peanut gallery?

While I'm at it... in goes new clutch kit, resurface heads, valve seal guides... new head gaskets of course... maybe springs if they don't cost too much.

#2 eyesore


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Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:34 AM

What color is the car?
Personally I'd go with a Hemi orange / Chevy orange for the block, Aluminum for the heads, and orange on the Valve covers.
Matching orange, or black on the air cleaner.

Choice #2: Rally blue (or ford engine blue) everything except the heads.

Choice #3: Body color everything except the Valve Covers. Get those chrome plated. Powdercoat the carb to match!

#3 Snowman


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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:10 AM

Polish the block and heads, and rally blue the intake manifold, valve covers, oil pan, and air cleaner.

#4 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:22 AM

Use the blue color I have on my intake (I showed it to you in front of andrews house... its kind of a rally blue... i think its either old ford blue or new ford blue... old I think....)

Anyway do the block that color with a yellow intake.... (kinda like the subaru rally colors or something)

#5 artrix


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 07:10 AM

paint it hot pink!...............are you man enough to pull it off?:moon:



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Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:55 AM

I vote for highly polished aluminum. More work, yes but nothing looks better and it will cool better than a painted surface. I'm doing my RX engine like this, inside and out...


#7 JonOfScio



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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:11 AM

I had considered that... but seems like a WHOLE LOT of work.

#8 Caboobaroo


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:33 PM

I found a color at Wally World that is Dark Ford Blue. It's niiiice looking. Unfortunatly, none of the auto part stores in Albany carry that color so I have to drive 30 miles to get more of it which I'm gonna have to do here pretty soon:banghead:



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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:11 PM

I would do chevy orange on the block and heads and light blue on the valve covers, red manifold.

my dad is doing this on the V-6 he is putting in his TR7, silver block and heads, blood red valve covers, dark blue manifold, looks nice.

#10 Marck


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:52 PM

Does painting the engine parts help any thing but making it look good?

My opinion:
I think red heads with black valve covers would look great, and keep the block plain or polish it.

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