What Is my Correct Engine Color?

Exterior, Paint & Bodywork

  1. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    TAKE THE PARTS OFF THAT YOU CAN AND SPRAY SEPRATELY, LOOKS LIKE CRAP WHEN GASKETS/SEALS ARE SPRAYED, AND NOT GOOD FOR SEALS EITHER. jmo
     
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    patrick66 Senior Member

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    Starting in the 1972 MY, ALL Chrysler engines in cars and light trucks were Corporate Blue. It was this way until the 1984 MY, when Black was used on all engines.

    @halifaxhops. The engine plants would paint the nearly-complete engine as an assembly, not separately. Obviously, brackets, accessories and pulleys WERE painted separately.
     
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    I had a lot of trouble with the duplicolor turquoise. I shook the shit out of it and it came out in four different colors for no rhyme or reason (light gray, corporate blue, green and some times turquoise). Like I said, I shook the shit out of the cans and used three different cans. Not sure if it was a bad batch or the cans were in a warehouse too long. I didn’t have the same trouble when I used the turquoise from my local dodge dealership.
     
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    Turboomni Old Man with a Hat

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    You mean the Mopar brand? I think Summit sells it too.
     
  5. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I bought the Mopar brand 14 years ago and again at the local dealer last summer to do some touch up. 14 years apart matches pretty well.
    As you can see the lighting makes the paint look different, but is the same.
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    RagTop66 Member

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    I would check your local dealership first. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t significantly less expensive from the dealership surprisingly.
     
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    At least about the same price, but with no added shipping. My dealer didn't have it in stock, but put it on his stock order and had it in 2-3 days. Or maybe that was the rust penetrant for the heat crossover valve in the manifold. I can't remember. One he had, one he had to order either way was a couple of days.
     
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