What Is my Correct Engine Color?

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  1. Jon O.

    Jon O. Well-Known Member

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    1972 Newport with the 400 engine. Through pictures on the internet I cannot tell if my engine paint is Chrysler turquoise or Chrysler blue. I ordered paint from Bill Hursch that was turquoise, but I changed my mind because I thought blue was more correct. I am still unsure. Most of my original engine paint has been redone with a quick-sale rattle can job. There are still some spots that I would describe as turquoise, or maybe aqua, but I believe that it is the Chrysler blue. Does anyone have pictures of the two Hursch colors?
     
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    Blue
     
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    Thank you. Most information I found said 1963-71 turquoise, but then it skipped 1973- 80 something was blue. So I was unsure of what 1972 would be. I'm glad that I had it changed before the paint shipped out!
     
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    here is a 75 400 , its blue .

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    it is what it is . don't think this kid would have painted it before the install . i've found that can to can , can be different , even mopar paints . all of these mopar paints turquoise . DSC09261.JPG DSC01047.JPG DSC00280.JPG
     
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    You can still order from a Mopar dealer.....

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    or summit , jegs , ect... whom ever handles mopar parts it seems .
     
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    Your pictures look like the right color.
     
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    I bought Hursch because i have more control using a brush. I have a lot of the engine apart for a timing chain replacement, and i dont want to overspray into the engine bay. Cleaning up the old oil leaks has been brutal.
     
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    bushes were around way before spray guns or cans . my bud used brushes on his boat engine , always looked great .
     
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    Old thread ,new question. Painting my 69 440 engine turquoise. Painting everything ,intake, heads,pan, etc. How many cans to do the job,2 or 3 cans?
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    Two cans should do it for you. . . I did my '66 440 with two spray cans of Bill Hirsch turquoise paint.
     
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    Turboomni Old Man with a Hat

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    Thanks Rip! Is the Mopar brand paint good also??
     
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    I don't know. . . But the Hirsch paint is spot on!

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    I can think of no 69 440 Holley applications that would be street hemi orange.
    I'm trying to think what 70 383 Carter 4bbl cars would be orange.

    Actual applications are make it difficult to simplify in a chart.

    Trust, but verify.
     
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    A number of folks contributed very useful info about 1970 to 1972 paints and about quantities needed in this thread that I started when running into similar issues when repainting the engine of Medina, my 1971 Monaco.
     
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    Chrysler blue, Dupli color makes a spot on version, decent quality, 2 cans especially with valve covers, manifold.