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My '64½ 260's blue valve covers and air cleaner were painted with Krylon's Ford Blue engine enamel. On recommendation from the Forum, I got a can of Plasti-Kote's Old Ford Blue engine enamel. Just from the cap color, it appears the Plasti-Kote is definitely lighter and less "bright" than the Krylon finish.

Here's my engine in it's current state with Krylon Ford Blue:
http://www.apsbus.com/~knotts/Steves-pace-car-260cid.jpg

and here's how Charles' 260 came out using Plasti-Kote Ford Blue:
http://www.bluefinger.net/users/mustang/photos/65/images/IMAGE062.JPG

Now I have the problem of convincing my restoration guy that it's worth the time and effort to re-shoot the valve covers along with the correct air cleaner I want.

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i think the Krylon would be the best choice here since your valve covers are already painted that color. either one looks close enough and you'll rarely see an unrestored 260 sitting next to you at a show for people to compare to. also, keep in mind that the engine shot picture i provided is in direct sunlight. you might try taking a pic of your engine bay in this same light and then compare.

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where's your fuel line clip? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

also, there has been debate over the 260 sticker on the air cleaner. if you have an early car,,, earlier than June of 64 then I recommend you not use the 260 sticker. bad thing is that you might lose a point for NOT having it at an MCA show since few judges would know this. Bob Mannel mentions this in his book.

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[color:red]Fuel line clip???!! What's that? That little silver thingie near the base of the fuel line? Where do I get one? How much does it cost? Should I get one now? </font color=red>

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Steve,

What was the PlasticKote number you used #224 is pretty close to correct....

randy

p.s. is the "little" pacecar ready for its pacing duties at the Knott's Cruise-In *G*

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look at the 260 engine shot i sent you. you can see the clip attached at one of the waterpump bolts. the base is painted black and there is a little clip with a machine screw to hold the fuel line down. check your catalog for this part, maybe like $10 for it. 64.5 is unique because it uses the machine threaded screw.

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The Plasti-Kote is "Ford Blue No. 205". I just did a test spray on a piece of paper of both brands, and they appear identical to me!

Just took the car for a little spin yesterday afternoon, since it stopped raining for a while. Running good, ready for Knott's.

Randy, did you get an email from a David Newhardt? He's looking for a '69 Boss to photograph for a new Motorsports book he's doing. He took photos of my car last November, and I'm anxious for him to finish and get it published so I can get the proofs.

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Great lookin' motors guys! I had a 64 1/2 somebody decided to take off my hands for free (stolen). My aircleaner was like sdgrant's. The production date on mine was June 29, 1964 I think. I guess they switched to the other aircleaner like CT's later in the year? My motor had been rebuilt by the original dealer, Harrold Ford in Sac, and the block had been painted the lighter blue all over. I don't think they painted the aircleaner but it did match the newer light blue. What did you guys use to paint your PS resevoirs? Cast blast? Looks great!

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no, that Falcon style aircleaner was never used on Mustangs with a 260. next time you see one on a 260 look at the rub mark on the hood and the snout.

btw, that's not my car, just one i worked on for a fellow gold card judge. his grandfather bought the car new.

the p/s reservoir is a silver paint, not argent though.

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Steve,

Get ahold of 224 and see how that looks. I know that's what we use on the Bosses...

As far as David goes, everyone I have talked to locally is prepping their car or don't want to EVEN think of taking it out in the rain. HA! I drove my Boss to the Temecula Mid Winter Rod Run a couple of weeks ago under the threat of rain, however, the show spaces were filled up and they wanted me and my buddy (69 428CJ Mach) to park in a mud filled lot. Our response - CYA! Anyway, I am still hunting, but until the weather improves, I have no-one willing to get their Boss "wet". *G*

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