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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Tim Dobbs, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Tim Dobbs
    Joined: Aug 1, 2019
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    Tim Dobbs

    Hey y'all,
    Brand new in town and this looks like the place for info!!
    I have a 53 F-100 pick up and am gonna put a new/rebuilt flathead in it. Right now it is yellow. I want the original paint color.
    Thanks in advance
    Dobenator
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,460

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    Welcome to the hamb!

    This is a hot rod site, why would you want the original awful green color on your engine? :)

    flatty.jpg
     
  3. 504640
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
    Posts: 482

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    I didn't! That is why I changed to Ford Antique Bronze, produced by Hirsch, Mercury green.jpg engine painted 051319.jpg it is available from them or Bob Drake!
     
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  4. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
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    Hi. I always liked that green. My old 53 convertible I had back in late 50's - early 60's had that and it & I thought it looked nice with the chrome acorn nuts on the heads with silver heat paint on the exhaust manifolds. To each his own though. My 53 was painted in that mid 50's Olds metallic green and it went well for contrast.
    Jimmie
     
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  5. The Shift Wizard
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    The Shift Wizard
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    Don't listen to 'em. It's your truck so you're the king.
    Besides, it's not like it's a SBC...... it's only a Ford flathead*. :rolleyes:

    *I'm joking so quit swinging that wrench. :eek:
     
  6. Flathead's always look good any color you want to paint them, I prefer red, after all this is a hot rod site. HRP
     
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  7. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    from Alabama

    Red is correct for Rougue 8RTs to 1952.
     
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  8. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    As the Rolling stones said; "paint it black "! Looks nice with polished aluminum heads and intake... seriously though, depends on whether this will be a hot rod or a restoration!
     
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  9. F-ONE
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    from Alabama

    Please, anything but Ford Blue.
     
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  10. edcodesign
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  11. Paint it any color you want. The thing that really counts is that it runs top notch.;):)
     
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  12. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Did someone here mention a yellow flathead????..... o_O flathead006 (1).JPG
     
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  13. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    Anyone ever paint one with heavy metallics?
    Figure someone has and somebody has pics
     
  14. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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  15. rosstom
    Joined: Dec 26, 2017
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    from Ga

    Black or orange will look good also.
     
  16. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
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    George
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    Ford Blue looks great! Black sheds more internal heat than the other colors according to posted info.
     
  17. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
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    stubbsrodandcustom
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    from Spring tx

    I have been stuck on this color... Cast Iron Coat by duplicolor engine paint. Last 3 motors I have done this base color with whatever accent has been amazing and folks loved it. This is my own little sbc… the intake needs to be broken down stripped and painted right and redone but that's a later date..

    53-6.jpg
     
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  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Next you'll figure out that you can clear coat the bare cast iron, and folks will like it even more!

    :)

    (I can't stand "cast iron gray", I like bright colors on engines)
     
  19. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Whatever color you want. I personally like a bronze or gold look.
     
  20. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    The green flathead pic above appears to be a lighter shade of green then on my '40, which I like a lot.
    The 8BA in my p/u is Ford red (been in my p/u 10 years now, so not near as pretty anymore).
    Regardless of color you choose, make it your choice.
    IMG_3084.JPG 153963-1264981792-d062538e6af593b511edbe5c1b61657a[1].jpg
     

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