Q: Engine Compartment Detailing
I am detailing my engine compartment and am wondering what were the original colors.
A: – What color is the transmission dip-stick handle?
….The Handle should be painted Engine Color.
– I have stock exhaust manifolds and a heat shield. The shield appears to have been painted black. Is this original or should it be left its natural silver color?
….I’ve seen restored cars with this part painted Black and I’ve seen unrestored cars with it left natural (Silver Zinc Finish). Also, early magazine road test photos show it to be Black. I’ll do some more digging thru photos and get back to you.
– Is the fuel line supposed to be painted like the motor? If so, how far up?
….Fuel Pump and Line would have been installed after Engine Assy was painted.
A: Dip stick tube should be natural heat shield should be black leave the fuel line natural filler cap should be painted if valve covers are Fan should be aluminum in color Cast aluminum brackets should be left natural. I have mine polished it looks pretty sharp.
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