1953 hemi 331 engine color

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greg-b
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1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby greg-b » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:19 am

to do a correct engine restoration, what color was the engine in the 1953 newyorker? Eastwod has orange or blue, does anyone else offer a good, correct paint?

DavidBraley
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby DavidBraley » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:59 pm

From what I've seen, the color scheme is silver with black details. Something like this:

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I think Eastwood also sells the "Chrysler Silver" color for restorers. I'll do a quick search and see if I can find it for you...

David
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DavidBraley
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby DavidBraley » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:13 pm

It seems Eastwood does not carry it. Here is what I found in a few moments on Google:

http://www.ccjdmotorsports.com/Mopar-Argent-Silver-OE-Engine-Paint-Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-1950-1960-Restoration
http://www.monicattichrysler.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=767

Mopar is supposed to have the paint too. It's called "Fire Power Silver." How cool is that! Part Number: P4529148
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mart
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby mart » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:19 pm

DavidBraley wrote: "Mopar is supposed to have
the paint too. It's called "Fire Power Silver." How
cool is that! Part Number: P4529148"

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Very cool! And a can of silver paint is way, way
cheaper than an aluminum block, heads and
intake too!!! :D <LOL>
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Rob
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby Rob » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:42 pm

Mine will be Chrysler blue.

greg-b
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby greg-b » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:48 pm

Thanks Guys, I'm on the right track now. They used this engine in the J2 Allards and I want to make it period correct.

mart
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby mart » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:59 am

greg-b wrote:Thanks Guys, I'm on the right track now. They used this engine in the J2 Allards and I want to make it period correct.

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You've got a hemi-powered J2 Allard??!!! Oh, man, PLEASE post some pics and details!
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George
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Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

Postby George » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:07 am

greg-b wrote:Thanks Guys, I'm on the right track now. They used this engine in the J2 Allards and I want to make it period correct.

You probably need photos to see if they were dropped in still silver or if they might have been repainted some other color to be sure of corectness.


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