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Valve cover bolts
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Repainting my valve covers. Some of the bolts have blue paint on them some are black. What is the proper color ???


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Mine got painted blue. When the engine got painted. The gasket also got painted too

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Carb was glass bead/water blasted 20psi. Came up like a brand new carb

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The bolts should be bare metal or ford blue. I read the valve covers were painted off the engine therefore the bolts would have been unpainted.

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Hope i got it right. I am not removing and starting again. i used Por 15 Ford Corporate Blue engine enamel

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I have an original and the engine was painted with the valve covers on. Bolts were painted and the gasket was painted. Original oil Filter was painted. They put very little paint on also and runs in some other places.
As far as I know they did start all the engines before going into the vehicle assembly plant. It was part of the testing at the engine plant, Windsor or Cleveland. They would for sure want to ship the engines closed up with covers to keep the dirt out.
The bell housings were not on the engine when painted and they are black I believe or maybe just raw.
David


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(06-10-2018, 04:40 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I have an original and the engine was painted with the valve covers on. Bolts were painted and the gasket was painted. Original oil Filter was painted. They put very little paint on also and runs in some other places.
As far as I know they did start all the engines before going into the vehicle assembly plant. It was part of the testing at the engine plant, Windsor or Cleveland. They would for sure want to ship the engines closed up with covers to keep the dirt out.
The bell housings were not on the engine when painted and they are black I believe or maybe just raw.
David

Thanks David I thought they might have been blue or black.



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(06-10-2018, 03:39 PM)Pegleg Wrote: Mine got painted blue. When the engine got painted. The gasket also got painted too.




Looks great.


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runninpony 
CHROME...they were CHROME! LOL!!!
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#10
I had my bellhousing glass bead blasted and then used a heat resistant clear coat

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