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Old 01-02-2018, 12:21 PM
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Default Engine paint color

Originally Posted by ACHiPo View Post
It's a harder question to answer than it seems from the research I've done. As others have said, there are definitely pictures of unrestored cars with blue blocks, manifolds, heads, and surge tanks. A lot of the refurbished cars have black, but I'm guessing some of the original blocks had black. It all comes down to what you prefer between the two--I suspect either would be "period correct".

CSX3360 (restored by Canepa) with an original 427 (top)

CSX3275 (bottom)
He has a non original exterior paint color on the car so probably not a good source for originality of colors. I thought the low risers were black and medium risers were Ford blue but that is a very foggy memory.
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