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bgseib
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From: Tyler, TX, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-08-2002 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am pulling my 289 out of my 65 fastback this weekend to clean it up and paint it etc. I was wondering what was the original color of the 65 block... I thought it was the ford blue, but it turns out that was from 66 up.. In 65 it was some sort of a gold or something...?? Any guru's out there know the name??

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 03-08-2002 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I knew, 65 engine blocks were... BLACK !!! Air cleaner and valve covers were GOLD.

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maxo
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From: Fresno, CA
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posted 03-08-2002 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxo   Click Here to Email maxo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second that motion
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Originally posted by Ken:
As far as I knew, 65 engine blocks were... [b]BLACK !!! Air cleaner and valve covers were GOLD.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 03-08-2002 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup!!

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-09-2002 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Semi-flat black, is that the same as semi-gloss black??? How about Satin black..

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69 Sportsroof
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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-09-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mustang Red Book says that 6 cylinder engines were painted red and V8 were black with gold valve covers and air cleaner. As far as the finish goes, I would use the semi-gloss high temp engine paint. Same thing goes for the engine bay with the exception of the firewall. I believe it was flat black. Saw a Mustang once where the guy used bedliner on his engine compartment. Said it cut down on engine compartment noise and was real easy to keep clean. Didn't look bad.

The main thing is, its your car, paint it whatever color you like. I think engines painted the same color as the car are nice.

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