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1/03/2019 9:18 AM  #1


Engine color

I have a 1965  Mustang 289..4bl...The guy who rebuilt the engine painted it blue. It's not the darker
blue but, is darker than a powder blue. it's too late now since it's already installed......I'm not going for everything to be stock..I'm curious as to what color it should be....It was built in Oct of 1964.....

 

1/03/2019 10:37 AM  #2


Re: Engine color

Phil,  i believe ford painted the early mustang v08 engines black and transitioned in '66 to ford corporate blue.  I have an early D code coupe......I painted mine ford corporate blue....that's the color I like and it's my car....
 


.......common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.......
 

1/03/2019 6:56 PM  #3


Re: Engine color

I'm not positive but I think it is supposed to be black with gold valve covers and air cleaner with a black snout.

 

1/03/2019 6:59 PM  #4


Re: Engine color

I'm not positive but I think the 289 2v is supposed to be black with gold valve covers and air cleaner with a black snout. The pic I have of a 4v is in black and white with the cobra valve covers and chrome open air cleaner.

 

1/03/2019 7:10 PM  #5


Re: Engine color

Hope this helps.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/paint-body/mump-0308-select-correct-vintage-mustang-engine-paint/

Like Josh said, it's your car so it's up to you 😉


Life is too short to drive a boring car😎
 

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