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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote george w Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2014 at 9:23pm
Did you put the aftermarket chrome valve covers on or were they already on the car ? I've seen the Edelbrock stamped and cast covers but I've never seen these plain ones. Do you know who made them ?

How about that, all these years later and no one still doesn't make that 343 copper in a spray can. Seymour makes engine Gold and the Alamosa Aqua (EN-66) used from 69 to 72. They used to make EN-75, the non metallic aqua used from 73 until ?/ Not sure if they still do.

BTW, is that a 95 or 96 BMW E46 3 series sitting next to the convertible ?
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Actually its a 2011 Fusion Hybrid which is a really nice car. Gotta love 40 miles to the gallon

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When Rick Jones (SC397) did my engine, he used "VHT-SP402 Burnt Copper".  It comes out flat, so he just used VHT's clear-gloss over it... it's almost exactly the right color.
 
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Jegs actually had a can of burnt copper, but I did not buy it. I may revisit the issue before I install the engine - unfortunately it seems that I will have ample time to do soCry. Making the nationals in Cleveland next year is not looking to good right now. I primed the engine before I painted it and might be worried that if i changed the color, then applied clear that I could get some peeling/flaking which would not look good at all.  
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The copper color looks right on as far as I can remember. But I have two questions. The first, is the thermostat housing supposed to be painted engine color or just be natural aluminum ? My second is about the oil fill tube. I see a ring around the circumference near the top. I've never seen that before. I've never had one of these tubes out of the manifold so i don't know what one is supposed to look like on both ends. Could this be an aftermarket fill tube or is a an OEM fill tube variation or perhaps installed upside down ?   
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Good luck. Sounds like a interesting project.
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Originally posted by george w george w wrote:

Could this be an aftermarket fill tube or is a an OEM fill tube variation or perhaps installed upside down ?   


I remember on one my engines, way back when, that the fill tube was in REALLY tight and the only way to get it out was to put a ballpean hammer handle in the filler tube and bend it in several places. The result looked just like the tube on the copper engine. I just turned the tube over and the filler cap covers the groves.

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Primed and painted photo 20141004_155915_zpsa6ihp6pf.jpgWell it may be foolish and will be all covered up, but I sort of color matched some rustoleum type paint  and did the whole interior after I replaced all the seam sealer. It gave my spirit a little pick me up and readied me for replacing the passenger quarter which should be on it's way soon.  
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 photo 20141004_155915_zpsex1krxwg.jpgDont know why the picture did not post, but here it is.
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Dave, it looks good!  I would have painted the floor too.  Its one of those "I know it's there" kinda deals.  You do good work!

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