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I am rebuilding a 1965 200 I-6, and I want to be sure I paint the oil pan the correct color.

I believe it should be engine black, and would like a second (or third or fourth) opinion. Does anyone know for sure?

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By the "How To Restore Your Mustang" book, the oil pan, water pump, intake mainfold, engine front cover and head bolts were all painted the same color of the engine block and heads, black. It also states late 65 production 200 engines were Ford blue. Hope that helps!
 

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As stated by others the oil pan should
be black. I bought a 65 200 engine out of
a Fairlane that was a late production (July 65)
and it was painted black with the valve cover
and air cleaner red. It is such a late production
65 engine that it has a 66 part number on the block.
 

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Yep, the book shows that too! I know it was written a few years ago, '89 is the copyright date, and it does list paint codes. Red-Orange by Dupli-Cover is DE-1605, and by Martin-Seynour (are they still around?) the number is 7892. Codes for black are DE-1613 and 7882 respectively. Keep in mind this info is 14 years old, I don't know if its' still valid.
 
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