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Old 08-13-2019, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Y block Mercury engine color?

I have a pair of valve covers from a '56-7 Mercury Y block and want to paint them close to the original colors. Can anyone let me know the color of the valve covers and were the Mercury letters done in another color? Thanks,
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Do a search and you can find this info. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...t=engine+color

And another one:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...+engine+colors
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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Post Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Below photos show color sequence 1954-1957.

The 56 MERC Rocker Covers had four different color shemes depending on the HP rating.
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File Type: jpg 1954 MERC 256CI _3.jpg (72.7 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 1955 MERC - 292 4V _3.jpg (79.3 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg 1956 MERC Monclair.jpg (66.8 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 1957 MERC Montclair - 312.jpg (29.0 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg MERC FYB ID Component Color Chart.jpg (16.7 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 1956 MERC - Engine Rating By Color ID.jpg (104.0 KB, 6 views)
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

The picture with the yellow engine is a '55 Mercury, so this color doesn't apply to '56 or '57.


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Old 08-14-2019, 02:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Also the picture of the pale blue or green engine with the oblong air breather is a '54 Mercury 256 Y-Block V8.


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Old 08-14-2019, 05:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

When you click onto the small photos to enlarge them, the Years of the various models are listed against each photo, but not visible as thumbnail size.
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The picture with the yellow engine is a '55 Mercury, so this color doesn't apply to '56 or '57.

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Uh Sal,

I showed the four model runs of the MERC FYB so colors (engine-rocker covers-ACL) are shown.
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Default Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Thanks for the pictures and good information. I think I know which ones I have now and the proper colors.
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When you click onto the small photos to enlarge them, the Years of the various models are listed against each photo, but not visible as thumbnail size.


Yes, my stupid mistake. Didn't notice the print on the bottom of the photos. Guess I'm not perfect. I feel good that I knew what they were though.


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Old 08-15-2019, 02:54 AM   #10
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It seems there is much confusion on MERC colors-

Case in point below. GOLD engine, RED intake manifold, WHITE rocker covers and a BLACK BAT WING ACL.
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