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Old 03-22-2020, 09:34 AM   #21
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All great ideas. My repaint wonít be as hard as I had engine apart w heads, oil pan, distributor, carbís, headers, & starter off. Premasked heads & intake on the bench & set on engine w a couple bolts each effectively using them as masking for the block. Seemed easier anyway! Left only the exhaust & distributor holes to mask on block.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:48 AM   #22
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Hope you plan on stripping the old yellow paint off. Any chip in the new darker paint and the yellow underneath would stick out like a sore thumb.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:25 AM   #23
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38bill, I admire ur energy fortitude😁! I donít have that much left @ 70😂! Iíve removed loose paint w wire wheel / drill motor & cleaned w brake cleaner & will wipe w paint thinner. Also will do at least three coats of durable engine paint. After that Iíll live w it & call it Patina😂. If I didnít have to remove the engine for the work I had to do it wouldnít have even gotten any new paint
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:42 PM   #24
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POR make engine paint "Ford green" which you can brush on, you'd never know on the cast block but the pan you may have a few streaks of that worries you, probably depending on the brush etc .
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:08 PM   #25
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That engine looks great, but the green seems a little, ehh, light.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:37 PM   #26
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Old ford green, is really quite dark and drab. military looking. But there was later green colors for ford engines that are lighter. Pioneer made a good early match one but I don't think they make it anymore.


Hirsch to me is a bit light, but very very good. Roy had a good match for early ford.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195644



Non-ford. I've seen one a flake copper tangerine. Yes I wouldn't like to clean that motor.


Color can be subjective if doing your own thing. I'm not a big red or yellow guy mostly. It really depends on what you want.




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Old 03-22-2020, 11:03 PM   #27
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That engine looks great, but the green seems a little, ehh, light.
Cant remember but its probably the flash, its a little darker than that.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:53 AM   #28
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I think Talkwrench,, that your color looks more like 50 Mercury green ?? Looks like a friends 50 Merc to me. 02 cents, or nonsense.....
It will look GR8 put together, it's a FLATHEAD !!!!
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^^ THat's what I thought, too.^^
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I have a black painted engine. Gloss black. it isn't great for spotting oil leaks and water leaks.

Looks ok though. Here in the UK Hammerite do a smoothrite gloss green which looks ok on the old flattys.
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I always spray starting fluid on an engine before I paint. It does a great job de-greasing anything.
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I use start fluid for a quick clean up. However, respectfully, you need to know that some start fluids contain a cylinder lubricant. So when getting ready for paint I rely on a prep solvent designed to degrease. Always a winner.
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Acetone is cheap. dries quick.

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Old 03-28-2020, 12:58 PM   #33
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018EE808-63DC-4B94-ABEC-24010A132AF1.jpgThinking looks pretty good even though my masking skills r in question gotta get a bottle of touch up for my imperfect masking
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