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JQ-72 02-13-2007 02:39 PM

V8 Engine Color? Experts help!!
 
Does anyone have any literature showing correct engine color for a 1966 327 V8? The back of the owners manual has 283 and 327 as gray. BUT I have an original 327 truck motor and it is green (like 292 L6 green). I also know of 2 other trucks here local and under the grease and grime is factory green paint. Mine even still has the "High Torque 327" decal on the valve covers. Any ideas?? I am restoring my truck original and want to have some literature to back me up when I paint my engine green - I'm sure it will get questioned!!! Thanks.
Joshua

tkeduk8r 02-14-2007 01:11 AM

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Joshua,
I cant give you an answer onyour question.. HOWEVER im looking forward to your build due to the quality of your black resto b4... could you post some pics of that one again????
--Mike

JQ-72 02-14-2007 11:31 PM

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Thanks, Mike! I sold my 65 a 2 years ago when we built our new house. I've been wanting to build another one and now have everything I need to get started. It will be white/turquoise, 327, glide, ps, pb, a/c, etc.

tkeduk8r 02-15-2007 11:33 PM

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nice.. i am sooooo partial to black vehicles, and that one is one of my fav's... couldnt afford it at the time but i have a hankerin' to do my 72 3/4 4x4 chassis topped with a 63-66 body and paint her up just like that one!!! I have most of the trim and options, but i sold my house when i went back to school so now nowhere to work :( ... thanks for the pics again!!!
--Mike

factorystock 03-02-2007 10:34 PM

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The correct color for a 1966 327 is green. There was a misprint in the 66 owners manual saying it was gray. Gray was the color of the 283. The 292 was also green and the 250 was blue.

62 short step 03-02-2007 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by JQ-72 (Post 2033511)
Thanks, Mike! I sold my 65 a 2 years ago when we built our new house. I've been wanting to build another one and now have everything I need to get started. It will be white/turquoise, 327, glide, ps, pb, a/c, etc.

Nice truck!!

glennhuff 03-03-2007 10:10 PM

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I was just wondering the same thing. My 283 I guess should be gray. Does anyone know of an engine paint that is the right color. Also does anyone have a good picture of the original paint scheme. Wondering what color to paint the brackets, vent tube , etc.

Glenn

greenmtnboy 03-21-2007 05:31 PM

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What about a '63 283?
Anyone have any good color pics of the green and grey. Color codes?

ol Curt 03-21-2007 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by factorystock (Post 2056106)
The correct color for a 1966 327 is green. There was a misprint in the 66 owners manual saying it was gray. Gray was the color of the 283. The 292 was also green and the 250 was blue.

My books say blue for the 250 also. I found mine to be green under the 40 years of grease. Tom Langdon was at GM at the time and stated they were definitely not blue in 66 which was the first year for them in a truck.

factorystock 03-24-2007 11:35 AM

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There is a 1965 factory 230 and a 283. Others to follow.

factorystock 03-24-2007 11:46 AM

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230 and 283 engine colors

factorystock 03-24-2007 07:25 PM

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a 1965 292 Hi-Torque 6

factorystock 03-26-2007 07:19 PM

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A little dusty, and original 84K mile High Torque 1966 327.Clearly shows green. Hopefully someday, someone will offer correct engine colors in catalogs!

factorystock 03-26-2007 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ol Curt (Post 2087178)
My books say blue for the 250 also. I found mine to be green under the 40 years of grease. Tom Langdon was at GM at the time and stated they were definitely not blue in 66 which was the first year for them in a truck.

There is an old saying "Those who remember the sixties, weren't there"

Captainfab 03-26-2007 11:02 PM

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Well I definitely learned from this thread. I knew about the colors of some of the sixes, and the 283 being gray, but I've never seen a green 327. The original 327 that was in my 68 Camaro was orange, of course that is newer and a different application. Was the green on the 327 specific to a certain application and HP/TQ rating?

BTW JQ-72 that is one sweet 65 you used to have there. You did an awesome job!


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