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Factory engine color Need Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fordeater, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. fordeater

    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So, i'm working on a 72 Chevy pickup with a big block. I'm trying to find out what color the motor was from the factory. It is currently blue, but was rebuilt at one point. How would i find out what color it was from the factory?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Until the corporate times ( 1978 ) when engine sharing was more common , Chevy engines were Chevy Orange ( red ) . Around 1978 ( new models of mid and full size cars , however downsized ) the divisions started using certain motors from each other and they were painted corporate blue .

    Nowadays they are just black .
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    x2 gm orange/red stuff. plus it looks better to me. :D
     

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