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    Question Y-Block ford engine colors?

     



    i am building a 312 for my 57 T-bird, i have all the parts and specs and the block is at the machine shop right now, but i dont know what colors everything is supposed to be. anyone know wher i can find out what colors all the parts were painted originally?

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    depends on what package your car was.... it could be either yellow, ford blue, ford red, or possibly even black
    just because your car is faster, doesn't mean i cant outdrive you... give me a curvy mountain road and i'll beat you any day

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    it was a D code 312 with dress up package, (finned valve covers and chrome air cleaner/chrome breather cap.).

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    engine color is gonna be ford red then
    just because your car is faster, doesn't mean i cant outdrive you... give me a curvy mountain road and i'll beat you any day

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    We had a '57 Ford wagon with a 312 T-Bird special engine that was black.

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    hmmm i've always seen them as red at car shows when they're equiped with the finned valve covers and chrome air cleaners.... but also back in those days when you bought a car you could ask for whatever you wanted added to your car .. so maybe the package was added to your black motor after it had been painted for a different package
    just because your car is faster, doesn't mean i cant outdrive you... give me a curvy mountain road and i'll beat you any day

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    Most YBlocks after 54 were red, except for the Merc's which were green. They may have used some other colors during the later years

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