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Engine paint color
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I have a 1973 351C 2V. I noticed a few different blues under the hood. However, what is the correct color of blue for most items under the hood?

DE 1606, Dark Blue?
DE 1621, Old Ford blue?
DE 1601, Ford Blue.
VHT SP138 New Ford Blue?

Too many. Which is the correct blue to use on a 73 351C?
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#2
I've had good luck with #224. It's either Duplicolor or Plasticote, can't remember which.

Rick Bombard
1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V
2013 Race Red California Special Convertible
1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V     SOLD
1953 F-100 project

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sgtjd;62678 Wrote:I have a 1973 351C 2V. I noticed a few different blues under the hood. However, what is the correct color of blue for most items under the hood?

DE 1606, Dark Blue?
DE 1621, Old Ford blue?
DE 1601, Ford Blue.
VHT SP138 New Ford Blue?

Too many. Which is the correct blue to use on a 73 351C?

If you're looking for concourse, I think someone will come along with the correct color.

For just "original looking", some have stated that Dupli-Color Ford Dark Blue looks pretty good:


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Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#4
Doc has it right....

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump...ewall.html

And even if he doesn't it still looks the best.

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#5
POR 15 makes a Ford corporate blue engine enamel that is about the best I've found. Make sure you thin it a bit before you spray it. Did a buddy's 428ci, 1966 T-bird with it and it was a spot on match. Being an enamel, its also just like how Ford did it originally.

http://www.por15.com/ENGINE-ENAMEL/productinfo/EEPA/

Mike
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Black 1985 GT
Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390ci, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI
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MeZapU;62693 Wrote:POR 15 makes a Ford corporate blue engine enamel that is about the best I've found. Make sure you thin it a bit before you spray it. Did a buddy's 428ci, 1966 T-bird with it and it was a spot on match. Being an enamel, its also just like how Ford did it originally.

http://www.por15.com/ENGINE-ENAMEL/productinfo/EEPA/

Which will last longer...spraying the paint or brushing the paint?

Also, do we paint over the freeze plugs, or leave them as brass?

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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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#7
You'll never be able to brush the paint on as well as it being sprayed.
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#8
Definitely spray the paint. Ford pretty much sprayed over everything. Freeze plugs included so don't be bashful with it.

Mike
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Black 1985 GT
Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390ci, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI
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#9
Dark blue. Doc's looks good to me.
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#10
Good thread - decided to bump because of recent PM's and email I have received.
Post up if you have more related info.

Thanks!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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