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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2023 1:29 pm 
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Hello, Ive been restoring my engine and its components. Its a 71 225 in a duster. Im trying to keep all the colors the same as when they were when new. Ive searched here and found most of the colors for the motor, brackets, pans and pulleys.

But there are a few select pieces I cannot find color information on, including the oil pump, the metal shield on the side of the oil pump, the oil pump bolts, motor mounts, motor to trans brace (a904), ignition coil bracket, alternator bolts, fan bolts.

Any info is appreciated!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2023 4:10 pm 
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oil pump, the metal shield on the side of the oil pump
See here

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the oil pump bolts
Painted with the oil pump and distributor splash shield, all while attached to the engine. Therefore: blue.

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motor mounts
Black

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motor to trans brace
Black

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ignition coil bracket
Plated, not painted

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alternator bolts, fan bolts.
Lower alternator bracket is blue, and so are its bolts holding it onto the engine. Upper (slider) bracket is black, and its bolts are plated, not painted.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 2:07 pm 
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Ahh, Ive read that thread several times but didn't realize that piece was called a distributor splash shield. Sprayed after assembly..... and pretty carelessly too. Now it makes sense why the paint was mostly on the front side of that shield and why there was runs and lots of blue over-spray on the motor mount. At first I thought the previous owner had reached down with a rattle can and 'touched up' that area. Half the oil pump is raw metal and the other half is blue so I didn't know what was going on.

Is there a paint that mimics the color and sheen of the plating they used on the bolts and coil bracket?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2023 9:55 am 
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Im going to give the silver cadmium paint a try from eastwood. Ill update with a pic.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:24 am 
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Does anyone know what color the throttle return spring bracket is, and the choke thermostat housing? Mine bracket was was a burnt looking flat grey from heat cycles, but I suspect it was engine color. The thermostat housing had no discernible coating on it, it was covered in surface rust


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2023 2:57 pm 
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Does anyone know what color the throttle return spring bracket is
Black, if you want it to look nice for more than a week or so. Otherwise it doesn't matter what you paint it; it's gonna look like fried paint.

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and the choke thermostat housing?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:42 pm 
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Thank you. I'd like to keep the original theromostat housing and spring unit because they're in good shape, but the plating is gone, and fake plating paint wont stand the heat (neither will any color of paint for the return spring bracket) so I will go ahead and paint both the thermostat and the spring bracket with the same cast iron hi temp paint that Im using on the exhaust manifold.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2023 8:26 pm 
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Ok getting close here, just have a few more things to touch up:

Do the bolts for the motor mount get paint or plate?

Does the cap for the federal power pump get painted?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2023 7:37 pm 
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bolts for the motor mount
Paint

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cap for the federal power pump
Plated

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:56 pm 
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How about the aluminum fan spacer? Looks like it had some sort of dark grey originally

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2023 3:36 pm 
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Originally it was bright unpolished aluminum-lookin'. It darkens and roughens with age.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2023 5:58 pm 
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just bolted up my manifolds, and realized my dipsticks needed attention.

Was the trans dipstick plated or painted? what color?

Was the oil dipstick plated or painted? what color?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2023 6:00 am 
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Trans dipstick usually had some sort of coating or plating on the handle section I have seen some years painted but I am not sure if that was factory or not.

Oil dipstick and tube would have been painted engine color for the tube and handle section.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2023 10:45 am 
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Engine color would make sense. Is it possible they were painted black? Im looking at my 'before' pics of this refurbishment and you can see the tube is engine color, but the handle isnt showing any spec of blue, it looks like it may have been black.

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