Regardless of whether it looks good, I won't like it. It does not match the original paint. I ordered the Petty Blue Bill Hirsch paint that you and @ayilar co-recommended.I guess you can look at it this way...
If you paint it with the VHT it will look good. Will someone come walking up with the "I'm a Chrysler GOD" t-shirt and break your balls about it? Probably not, but I have had it happen twice when I showed my car... comments about the engine color came up and how I got it correct. Mostly because in my car's era, you can see so much of the motor. So if you plan on showing it... it will matter.
I hope that helps a little.
Hi Paul,if you go to mymopar.com and go to engine paint color guide 1960-1974 it will give you all of the engine colors for all engine sizes. print it off and there you will have it. it also gives you the mopar paint part number. cheers paul
not sure Ben. i printed it off a couple years ago and my computer was a piece of shit. its not likely your computer. i will try to find it and post it when i can
Thanks for the pictures and info, Wyatt.To me VHT is the closest match to the original color used on 70-71 engines, and at half the cost of the other stuff it is a no brainer. Sprays nice and even. No complaints about the product, and will continue to paint my engines the "wrong" color.
It was well over 2 weeks before it fired and ran.@ayilar
In the directions for Bill Hirsch paint it says: “wait at least 2 weeks before starting up engine. Starting up an engine where paint has not fully cured or where there is too much paint applied, may cause wrinkling of the paint.” This is the 1st time I have seen a paint that requires 2 weeks to cure.
In another place it says: is Bill Hirsch engine enamel resistant to gasoline and oil? Yes, unlike the others, Bill Hirsch engine enamel is resistant to gasoline and oil. It takes about 2 weeks after the paint has fully hardened on the engine and cured for the finished to be gas and oil resistant.
My question is: have you ever used Bill Hirsch engine enamel without waiting 2 weeks?
I had intended to spray the engine enamel on an intake manifold, install it, and install the carburetor. Then start up the car. I didn’t realize on buying the paint, that I needed to let the intake manifold sit for 2 weeks before start up.
In 8th grade, I went to my history teacher to ask a question about a test. The answer was in the directions. Mr. Smith looked at me and said, "When in doubt, follow directions."It was well over 2 weeks before it fired and ran.
Never tried sooner with Hirsch.