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Engine Color????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by brunok5, Dec 11, 2006.

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WHAT BLOCK COLOR?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2006.
  1. BLUE

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. ORANGE

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  3. BLACK

    13 vote(s)
    39.4%
  4. WILD PINK STRIPES

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  1. brunok5

    brunok5 Registered Member

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    ok what color to paint the new 396BB. allready has chrome valve covers and headers(i know i know i hate chrome!) and aluminum Intake. so what color yall think. or other than the choices above?
     
  2. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn 1/2 ton status

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    OD green!
     
  3. 1-bad-burb

    1-bad-burb Registered Member

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    you need a Nekkid option, I would have gone with that:D
     
  4. 88$PIT

    88$PIT Registered Member

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    To me, orange always looked too garish. Although black is cool looking, it hides dirt and oil. If I could paint an entire engine I would definitely go with a light to medium gray just for practical reasons.
     
  5. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Navy grey aka Battle ship grey! :p:
     
  6. Uncle Fester

    Uncle Fester 1/2 ton status

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    I voted BLACK, but I would have to agree with the "BATTLE SHIP GREY" intake, block, heads and all.....who needs chrome anyway?!?
     
  7. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I voted black, too, but you didn't say what color the truck is.... I'm all about making $hit match. Although black would look nice and hide dirt and oil, gray has it's advantages, but OD Green would look PIMP as f*ck!!
     
  8. MaxPF

    MaxPF 1/2 ton status

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    Black. 'nuff said :D
     
  9. blazersnburban

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    fresh cast paint! every1 talking about how black hides dirt and oil! i don't know about the rest of you, but if i have oil streaming down the side of my block....i want to see it! thats why most allmy engines either get hi-temp aluminum or the light grey fresh cast paint
     
  10. brunok5

    brunok5 Registered Member

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    O truck is white.
     
  11. lurtch-k20-(78-90)

    lurtch-k20-(78-90) Registered Member

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    :waytogo: ELECTRIC BLUE (PONTIAC BLUE)
    I agree Oil is usually black, I would like to know where the oil is coming form (on the engine), when there is a puddle in the driveway. Although if there was a signifficant oil leak it wouldn't be had to find, but if it were a small leak dirt and dust would stick to it. I still would paint it Blue.
     
  12. mattman4x4

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    My vote is Black, but hey be independent and paint it hunter orange!!:D
     
  13. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Registered Member

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    Chrysler industrial red. It is a darker shade of red. Looks good in my Ford blue engine bay. No. I' m not biased. Yes, I drive a Chevy.
     
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    my truck is safety orange, thinking about getting some stick-on real tree camo and cutting flames out on the front.

    ANSI Safety Orange – Safety Orange shall be the color for designating dangerous parts of machines or energized equipment.

    Orange shall be used as the basic color for designating dangerous parts of machines or energized equipment which may cut, crush, shock or otherwise injure and to emphasize such hazards when enclosure doors are open or when gear, belt or other guards around moving equipment are open or removed, exposing unguarded hazards. When so used, the fact that the door is open or the guard removed becomes obvious. Similarly, the failure to restore a guard, screen or cover is amply advertised and the oversight more promptly corrected.
     
  15. big94gmc

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    John Deere GREEN!!!!
     
  16. MaxPF

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    That's a good tune :D
     
  17. barneybasher1010

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    CATERPILLAR YELLOW
     
  18. JIM88K5

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    Machinery Gray...
     
  19. brunok5

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    guess im not very original.... painted it Orange cuz but the paint was free.:doah:
     

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