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Engines painted gold

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rdtreur, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
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    That settles it for the color on the 389 going into the '55!
     
  2. BrickTopp
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    Here's mine.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93139387@N08/8488196321/" title="Untitled by Dsmunt, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>
     
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  3. Kustom.Falcon
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    Dammit that's sweet! As odd as it sounds, your dizzy cap helps keep things looking just right since it's black and not red. Love it.

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  4. Ramblur
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  5. BrickTopp
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    Thanks man. The engine and components were mocked up a lot with all different combos of color, cast, polished, and chrome pieces till the right combo was found. The plug wires are a little bit of a challenge. I know they should go over the valve covers but I hate how it looks. Either way I think there's a lot of sacrificing of plug wire coming....


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  6. lcfman
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    No doubt gold is a cool color for a hot rod engine. My question is what gold paint is the
    best for long lasting durabiliity?
     
  7. Kustom.Falcon
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    Everybody wil have their own opinion on this. Good luck.

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  8. BrickTopp
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    If you can swing it go the right route of cleaning, prepping, priming/seal, base coat clear coat.


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  9. Hudson 308 engines were gold, while the 202, 212, 232, and 262 engines were silver.

    Ramblur, yours is coming along great!!!
     
  10. mattrod68
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    my buddies 1964 el camino...

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  11. Zombie 51
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    Here's mine. Not quite finished yet. Gonna dress it up a little with finned valve covers and valley cover.
     

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  12. Maybe not a real "gold" color but it's the original color for the 1950 Ford. A sort of Bronze/Copper/Gold scheme sort of. I really dig how the gold and aluminum speed parts blend together :D

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  13. daddio211
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    Finally put the flatty in my Shoebox.
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  14. HotRodToomer
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    My 365ci Cadillac.
     
  15. swe64
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    pontiac 1967 400 gold engine with th 700 in my 1958 gmc
     

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  16. jakdupkustoms
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    [​IMG]

    Thought Id post this up here. Gotta love gold engines.
     
  17. Here is mine. Finally.
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  18. Paul
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  19. <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68008339" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/68008339">324 Olds test run</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user9047267">Martin Fuchs</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
  20. cody1958
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    SO DAMN SEXY!!![​IMG]
     
  21. e z i
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    I'd like to see more.....
     
  22. Stu D Baker
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    A work in progress. Credit goes to SilentRick here on the HAMB. He's doing a great job on it.
     
  23. Bandit Billy
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    The oldsies Mondello stump puller is gold...and worth it's weight in it. Yeah, those are convertible headers.
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  24. Arominus
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    I think ill be painting my 392 gold with black accents. Seems like the right thing to do. Silver could work but eh, boring.
     
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