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Hot Rods What color should I paint 409?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gus68, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. upspirate
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    Paint detailing....orange block/heads,black crinkle valve covers,timing cover, oil pan, If cast iron intake, can be painted aluminum to contrast. Cheap, doesn't show oil leaks (black crinkle)
     
  2. upspirate
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    I should have said cheaper than $400 finned valve covers
     
  3. Black_Sheep
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  4. Black, with natural finish aluminum intake along with chrome valve covers and air cleaner(s).
     
  5. Love, love, love 409's. Color unimportant.


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  6. Red or Orange, I am not a purist, but either colour looks really fine on an engine.
    Although it is not my personal favourite colour on an engine, In 1957, Chevy did furnish the 265 engine option with a yellow block and black trim.
    Bob
     
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  7. Dennis D
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    Next to the 63-65 FI motors (IMHO) the 409 was the most beautiful motor that GM built. Please use the stock valve covers on it. Neatest valve covers ever were the stock painted ones. D
     
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  8. There is no other choice!
     
  9. Danny I started to shake when I saw this thread title. o_OGlad you posted right away. :cool: What are people thinking?:confused::p
     
  10. Truckdoctor Andy
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    All 348s and 409s are precious and should be painted the appropriate color. I’m a traditionalist, Chevrolet’s are always orange and Fords are always blue.


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  11. Paint it Chevy orange so everyone will think it's a 350.
     
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  12. 1ton
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    I'm kinda diggin the orange block and heads with the factory valve covers painted light grey. Nice clean look.
     
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  13. jimmy six
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    Black...covers up all the oil seepage....
     
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  14. Tickety Boo
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    FAST ORANGE
     
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  15. Mike VV
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    Florescent green

    Mike
     
  16. wvenfield
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  17. BLACKNRED
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    based on the car and colour, Ford Washington Blue would look great.

    I have a couple of W's that are orange and 1 that is black.
     
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  19. Fitnessguy
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    Gun metal grey is a nice compromise. Looks good if you are going to run an aluminum intake as well. That’s what I did for the 383 in my Camaro. This is the colour I went with for my 409 in my coupe.
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  20. Terrible80
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    I'm thinking, an industrial looking medium grey. Would look real 'business' like with the body color.
     
  21. Ralphies54
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    409's are one of a kind and should be painted orange, and always include the proper factory aircleaner whatever the HP rating and also the same goes for the valve covers, can't find a better looking combination on the planet, Ralphie
     
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  22. Deuces
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    Daytona Yellow..... :D e690d881-dba9-47de-9480-006ef2552830_1.c782c09c12c7d66da7b068366c45aff2.jpeg
     
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  24. DOCTOR SATAN
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  25. goldmountain
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    Do a checkerboard pattern.
     
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  26. I'm kinda partial to cast blast.
     
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  27. 6sally6
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    Why not the same color as the rest of the car?!
    OR how about white?
    6sally6
     
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  28. 2OLD2FAST
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    How could anyone mistake a W motor for anything else based on the color .......as to the original ? ...Groooooooan ...
     
  29. images.jpg Groooooooooooooooan.........
     
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