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Not painting my chevy block orange ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by petes65usa, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. petes65usa
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 254


    Pulling my motor this weekend and want to do something different, my 56 is going to run ceramic coated fenderwell headers , a tunnelram with 2 /450 holleys & a Mr. gasket scoop , cal custom polished valve covers , 15x4 cragar ss rims with 165x15 tires ...No straight axle for now . I put some new 60 chevy hd springs in it with ball joint spacers to get the front end up, Car will most likely always be primer with a hole thru the hood .I picked up a set of 65 goat buckets & a 14"gold/brown metalflake steering wheel . Dont know if I'm FN nuts but was thinkin about painting the block gold......what do you guy's think ? Be honest with color choices ....I dont want to hear " its your car do what you want"...but everything I have always done was chevy orange & I want to be different.......
  2. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,462


    "It's your car do what you want"... how's that...??? (Besides that, you can't hear what I'm typing anyway...!!!)

    Now that that is out of the way, paint it gold...use an acrylic enamel or urethane...only problem with light colors on an engine block is it'll show grease and oil real fast...go for it...


    PS, I painted my 500" Caddy engine purple....looks killer...!!!
  3. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,380

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    You know in 56 the 265 was red. Since you want to know, I personally don't like gold engine's. You asked :D
  4. 59ab
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 221


    I think it would look in gold. Go for it!
    The '56 car engines were not orange, they were red.

  5. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    I think gold would be cool too. Go for it.. Im a fan of gold motors...

  6. kustombypook
    Joined: Oct 12, 2002
    Posts: 683


    Oldsmobile engines were painted gold.
  7. Joliet Jake
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
    Posts: 507

    Joliet Jake
    from Jax, FL

    Considering the application, gold would look good. I wanted to be different as well so I went with silver.
  8. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,042


    I'm of the thinking that the color of the engine should compliment the color of the body, regardless of make of the engine.
  9. I use Aervoe's cast iron grey metallic, and it's looks very trick and mechanical looking
  10. And I think the 265 in 55 was something yellow maybe
  11. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Foose says a motor is like a jewel ,Saw that on an episode once ,I personally like yellow......Motor that is .Just jumps out at you .
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,795


    I don't too many people get real anal about it these days like the machine shop guys in Waco did when I wanted to paint the block and heads on the 283 for my T Cat yellow. That was in the early 70's and I caught so much hell I finally painted it orange. Had to check the photo to make sure what color it had been.

    The hard core tri 5 Chevy boys might give you some crap but no one else will much care as long as it looks like you did a hell of a good job putting it together.
  13. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,149


    57 265's were yellow,maybe some truck engines also .
  14. gold would look killer. please take the extra time to grind off the rough castings on the block & heads. makes such a huge difference in the end.

  15. Not painting my chevy block orange ?

    Congratulations for thinking on your own!

    Dare to be Different!
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  16. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 597


    maybe copper or bronze since the steering wheel is gold/brown color.

    or paint it hemi orange to run like a hemi!!!!!!!!:D
    or black and not worry about oil and grease showin!!!!!!!
  17. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,380

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Don't give Robert any idea's ;)
  18. IL GIMMI
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 221


    I love Gold engines. Gonna paint my Inline that color. That silver engine looks pretty sick too. I like the idea of Copper mentioned above. That would be pretty tuff!
  19. I like black. Doesn't compete with the shinny stuff and can't see the leaks.
  20. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    I hate Chevrolet orange and paint all mine Ford red (including Ford Engines). Red also complements my yellow coupe.
  21. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,728


    Enough said............
  22. I'm officially "done" with him
  23. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    Paisley and Plaid are popular this year... stripes are passe'
  24. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,377

    CJ Steak
    from Texas

    AMC silver blue metallic with white headers.

    That's just me though... ;)
  25. I agree. AMC in the late 60's had an XLNT blue for their motors! Caravelle Blue
  26. Gusaroo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 287


    I id mine in metal flake red...I hope it holds up cause it looks great now IMO.
  27. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,142

    from West TN

    I like orange, just not Chevy orange. I went with a MOPAR "Hemi" orange....more brown to it. Then again, I'm incorporating orange into the final paint job.
  28. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,377

    CJ Steak
    from Texas

    That's it! "Caravelle Blue"

    Thanks Groucho... I was slippin'. :D
  29. VONRUBEN65
    Joined: Nov 3, 2006
    Posts: 537

    from LOMITA

    Gold would be nice. I just did mine all black

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