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Trying to make the 260 as near correct as I can. So I need to find out the correct colors of the engine items such as,

* Engine Block
* Valve Covers
* Intake
* Air Cleaner (Inside color & Outside color)
* Air Cleaner piece that goes to exhaust
* Yellow Top Coil (gloss or semi gloss black on side?)
* Generator & Shield
* Oil Pan
* Fuel Pump
* Power Steering Pump
* P/S brackets
* Cast Iron Pulleys

Thanks, and if there is anything I missed that is suppose to be painted or coated a certain way, please let me know as well!
 
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engine block: semi-gloss black
valve covers: ford blue(use the old Ford blue, not coroporate)
intake: same as block
air cleaner: same as vc's except the snorkel and heat riser are black
yellow top coil: semi-gloss black up to top were yellow starts
generator and shield: both semi-gloss black
oil pan: same as block
fuel pump: natural, white fuel filter canister
power steering pump: black pump body with silver reservoir
p/s brackets: semi-gloss black
cast iron pullies: semi-gloss black

i suggest you study this picture for a reference: http://www.early-mustang.com/charles/cars/260_large.jpg
i did a lot of work on that car, it has received perfect score in MCA concours trailered 2 times, never lost more than 3 total!
 

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1964 1/2 Convertible - 260 V8 C4 Automatic, Power Top, Console, 4 Wheel Drums
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Howdy.

Although I would never dare to say I can improve on what CT says - I *can*
improve on one thing - I have more pictures online of my 260! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

Click on the link for my mustang below - and pay special attention to sections 2, 8, 10, and 14 thru the end.

Lots of before and after pics, and pics of piece parts while we were putting it
back together.

In the final pics, all I know to be wrong still is that the front plate on the generator
should be black, not natural. (Ignoring the aftermarket battery, radiator, ignition coil,
etc...)

Keep us padated! And where are the pics??? /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

-Zim
 

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Hey Jason, thanks for the photos! What color are your exhaust manifolds painted? The pictures look black? I couldn't tell in the one from CT.

Between his and yours, I shouldn't have any problems taking it back the way it should be!
 

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The exhaust manifolds, if I remember correctly, were painted black along
with the engine block at the factory. Even the clips on the manifolds are black.

Thing is - the paint will eventually flake off due to the heat and leave you with
the familliar rusty - or at least bare looking metal there eventually.

-Zim
 
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yes, and this is generally a detail left for thoroughbred type cars that are not started. first time the engine gets warm the paint will cook off.

i recommend blasting the manifolds and using eastwood hi-temp manifold paint. get the cast color
 
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