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 Post subject: 1965 225 engine color
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:59 am 
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I am restoring a 1965 Barracuda and my engine guy and I are going back and forth on the correct engine color. I think it should be red and he thinks it should be blue. I have photos of red engines. What is the correct color for 1965?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:50 pm 
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You're right and he's completely wrong, unless this 1965 Barracuda is a Canadian-market one with a 170 engine, in which case he's still wrong, just less so—in that case the engine should be the same turquoise as U.S. 1969 Slant-6s. See here and here for more detail about correct underhood paints.

This one is pretty easy/basic to get right; if yours is the kind of restoration where these details matter (for whatever reason), you probably have reasonable grounds to suspect other decisions your guy has made.

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