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Engine color 73 mach 1
#1
Which is the correct color blue for my engine. Dupli color. Is it just "dark blue or corporate?" Thanks
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#2
Its Ford Corporate Blue

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#3
I use Duplicolor 1606 Ford Dark Corporate Blue. Buy an extra can with the SAME lot number. Even Dulicolor varies slightly lot to lot. I found that out the hard way when I bought from two different stores and different lots.
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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runninpony 
Bought 12 cans (I know I know) 6 bucks a pop, Corporate Blue from VCM!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#5
I used POR15 ford corporate blue. Diluted 10% and made its usable with a spray gun

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Steve
1971 Grandé
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#6
Looking good. Cant wait to get my engine back.
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#7
For what it's worth, here is an article on Ford engine paint for all year Mustangs....http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/paint-body/mump-0308-select-correct-vintage-mustang-engine-paint/

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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Duplicolor 1606 is what's going to be used.
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(03-12-2019, 06:17 AM)73\ mach 1 Wrote: Duplicolor 1606 is what's going to be used.

But, like I said, buy an extra can or two for the same batch/lot number of 1606.
When my engine needed to be re-rebuilt, the shop painted the block for me with 1606 I provided. In the mean time, I painted the accessories with 1606 from a different supplier and lot. So when I put it all together, there was a difference in color. That actually surprised me, I've use Dulicolor for years at work. I was able to find one can that matched what I bought originally. This paint was a bit darker than the Plasti-Coat that was used before, which imo was too light.
NPD sell a supposedly "correct " Ford dark corporate blue, but who knows for sure.
Geoff.

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#10
I'm probably going to be in the same boat. I still need to do my water pump and stuff. My builder is just doing the engine and intake. I kind of dropped the ball there. I'll see how close I can get it...
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