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What color to paint hemi

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hemi rodder, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. I used the por red.
     

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  2. Weasel
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    OP fails to mention which flavor of hemi and even if it is Mopar - although the reference to O'Brien Truckers valve covers would lead one to the conclusion that it is an early Mopar hemi. That having been said silver goes with everything....

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  3. hemi rodder
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    it is a 354 chrysler ind 1957 hemi, will try and post a picture, i plan on putting it in a 32 ford roadster old school
     
  4. Freeman1938
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    You mentioned green, I painted my '57 392 'Detroit deisel green'. I like it. Painted my '58 392 in the original color.
     
  5. Clearcoat it, that way nobody knows what you have. :D
     
  6. Deuces
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    GM painted the small block chevys black in the late '70's or early '80's.... Yuck!.. :eek:
     

  7. I seem to remember a blue also in the late 70's.
     
  8. Deuces
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    Could have been in the early '80's then..... My bad! :eek:
     
  9. RDR
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    What ain't chrome or polished aluminum...Black.....
     

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  10. Deuces
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    All that induction and no headers???.....:rolleyes:
     
  11. moparmonkey
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    A DeSoto with Chrysler valve covers? :rolleyes:

    Looks like a Chrysler to me, DeSoto's had wet intakes.

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    Paint it to compliment your ride. Silver is good. Black is too GM for me, plus it kind of hides the details of the engine. Orange may completely clash with your ride, especially if you're running an open engine compartment.
     
  12. I used Kabota tractor Orange on my 270. The one in my avatar.

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  13. hemi rodder
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    I am the original poster,here is the picture of my hemi intake and valve covers, i will also be adding a aluminum timing cover and valley pane to match the covers, i am leaning towards black, i have red fuel lines also to go with it, the stuff is sitting on one of my spare engine a 331 not my 354 i am building
     

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  14. Fenders
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    Either puce or fuchia would be nice.....
     
  15. Here is a few in yellow.
     

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  16. George
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    The pic before this one was the DeSoto....
     
  17. Rocky Famoso
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    So, didn't you answer your question here? Two pages ago?

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  18. 1971BB427
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    Silver looks good, but black looks good longer!
     
  19. Rocky Famoso
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    Go with the Gold !!
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  20. Rude Dude
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    I agree O.E.M looks good!
     
  21. hallrods
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    Mine is blue like the car. I don't have a hood
     
  22. inlinr6
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    Maybe the wheel color,thats what I'm doing.
     
  23. 392HEMI4SPEED
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    I think your engine looks very nice too with those black covers covers. I'd say black on the block if a guy was running some chrome or aluminum/silver looking covers.
     
  24. hemi rodder
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    i am pretty sure that 392hemi4speed covers are chrome, it is just the reflection that make them look black. would loke to see a gold engine with aluminum covers and intake or chrome.
     

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