Original Engine Colors - New Updated List Posted

 

In the Nov/Dec 2012 Newsletter, I included an updated list of original engine part colors that I had put together from my experience over the years and reorganized into a table format.

I have saved as a PDF file and uploaded to our website which you can now access, save and print by clicking on this link: Original Engine Colors

Hopefully this will help some of you in your restoration of your 390 & 429 engines.

Jason.

Pictures from original parts pulled from 64 Cadillac with 98K miles:

 

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Comment by Jason Edge on February 8, 2021 at 1:28am

Kim, See Engine Painting Tips on Help Page.

Comment by Kim K Kaiser on February 8, 2021 at 1:23am

Regarding exhaust manifold,  did you scrub it down w a wire brush?

And what paint would hold up under the heat that the manifold have?

Would the hirsch manifold paint be acceptable?

Comment by Dusty on October 19, 2015 at 12:12am
Regarding my ongoing oil leak, is 3000 to far out of round on my crank for the rear main seal to seal it? Thank you for your reply.
Comment by Paul on March 26, 2013 at 7:36am

thanks for the confirmation jason, I appreciate it.

Comment by Jason Edge on March 24, 2013 at 9:23am

From the seen top side they are black. Most brackets and such that are painted black are usually a semi to gloss black.

Comment by Paul on March 23, 2013 at 9:23pm
Yep thats the one i mean...
Comment by Jason Edge on March 22, 2013 at 5:47pm

Thanks Paul,  I appreciate the nice words. As they say that engine was a labor of love last year ... and glad to put my experience taking down 39 of these cars to good use.

On the AC bracket is that the bracket on top of the radiator support from dehydrator to the AC Compressor?

Comment by Paul on March 22, 2013 at 10:44am

I get jealous every time I look at the picture above :) Question - what colour was the bracket at the front of the engine bay that holds the ac discharge hose to the frame? Black or was it zinc or gold cad???

Comment by Jason Edge on January 1, 2013 at 8:07pm

No, same air cleaner housing for both Carter AFB adn Rochester 4GC. This is sitting on top of an Edelbrock 1411 so had to use adaptor rings to fit the original air cleaner housing to it.

What is different are the 63 & 64 Air Cleaner housings. The 63 has a more pointed, narrow air inlet snorkel while the 64 has the wider straight snorkel like in my picture above.

Comment by Bill Smith on January 1, 2013 at 6:29pm

That is one beautifully done engine Jason. Was curious if the air cleaner is a Carter or Rochester type? I seem to remember they had 2 types of air cleaners,correct? Seems like it was something with the color of the decals too...I have a couple like yours in my parts stash and was just wondering.Thanks, Bill

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