Block color?

74monacoHT

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I've seen the data saying my 1974 dodge monaco 400 ci engine is "blue". Does that mean the whole thing, block, intake manifold, water pump, etc would have been blue from factory? I did some poking around and can't find evidence that anything was blue except valve covers.
 

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Even the block end of the negative battery cable should have some blue over spray on it just like the factory did.
 

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Even the block end of the negative battery cable should have some blue over spray on it just like the factory did.
The only parts of the engine that should not be painted are where coolant hoses attach or airflow through the engine. So , the ends of the water pump would be masked off, the heater nipples would be masked off, there'd be no paint on the intake manifold carb mounting face. It is nearly impossible to seal a painted surface on an engine.
 
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