Engine colour?

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Engine colour?

Postby jpsmit » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:21 am

For the GT it appears as though the engine has never been painted - Is this true? If I were to paint it (I like painted engines) is there an appropriate "Vauxhall" colour? I know there is GM orange but with the car being Orange it seems like overkill. I just bought 2 cans of MOPAR turquoise engine paint - I love the colour but wonder about a MOPAR colour on a Vauxhall. thoughts?
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby MattyE » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 am

Hi,

as far as i know standard engines were black, the 90 engine was red and recon engines were a light blue colour

ive painted my magnum engine in a satin black enamel, looks tidy and not too flash.. and wont show up the muck as much when that inevitable oil dribble starts :twisted:
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby pbottomley » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:17 pm

GT engines were boring black, no special colour used :) however feel free to paint it any colour that you think suits the car, after all it is your car !
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby StefanM » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:21 pm

they were also painted black with manifolds bolted to engine. They always has some level of paint on the flanges. They did not bother to cover these very much...........
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby viva2300 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:05 am

Red black or Blue suits them well....i have painted my 2.3 block Black as want to keep it fairly std looking, but am painting block red on the Snoot.

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Re: Engine colour?

Postby oli8925 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:24 am

My rebuilt Chevette engine is painted a turquoisy blue, to give you an idea maybe...
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I'll be repainting it back though for the same reason as Paul.
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby viva2300 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:14 pm

That was probably a rebuilt recom unit Oli...i think they were painted blue.
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby pbottomley » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:39 pm

correct, lots of the after-market companies that recon'd engine painted them blue....

I have found in the past the engine numbers are generally covered over with another suck on plate with the new number, that the recon company uses..
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby pbottomley » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:40 pm

oli8925 wrote:Image



Skateboarding 1256!!! is it trying to be hip ??? :twisted:
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Re: Engine colour?

Postby jpsmit » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:08 am

pbottomley wrote:
oli8925 wrote:Image



Skateboarding 1256!!! is it trying to be hip ??? :twisted:


where you been? "nowhere, just skateboarding 'round the block" :mrgreen:

Is that chevy blue?
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