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Old 11-29-2019, 01:27 AM   #1
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Did any of the Mercury engines ever come from the factory with a gold painted block and black valve covers? If so what year and model? just trying to satisfy my own curiosity. Thanks, ---Jim
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:42 AM   #2
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Did any of the Mercury engines ever come from the factory with a gold painted block and black valve covers? If so what year and model? just trying to satisfy my own curiosity.

Thanks, ---Jim
GOLD engine color, but no BL rockers covers I believe. The 55 MERC used two HP rating 292's. Let me go back on this.

You are trying to duplicate the looks of a 55/56 MERC install correct? I remember you acquired a set of cast alum MERCURY script rocker covers?
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The color info at this website / link is incomplete and may have typos on some of their pages, but I'll share it anyway.

http://www.y-block.info/enginecolor.html

their 'Home' page...
http://www.y-block.info/main.html

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dmsfrr, thanks for the link, interesting info there.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:59 PM   #5
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Kultulz, not really trying to replicate exactly, just some thing close. I will try and attach what I have done so far. this has been done for a year now. just trying to find time to swap out the engines. the block has been painted since this pic. and the eng. is complete ready to drop in. when I get time to take a current pic. I will post it here.
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Below is a photo of a 54/55 -

1956 MERC used differing rocker cover colors to show HP Rating of the particular engine (312).

It's looking good Jim ...
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The Mercury 410 in the 60s was like the Thunderbird 390 except it was backwards. Black engine with gold valve covers.
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