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does anybody know or remember what the ORIGINAL color was of the Flathead V8's like the one that came out of the '32 my uncle is giving to me? I want to rebuild it and put it on display in my garage, but historically correct
i want to lean towards red, but alll the other ones i've seen were either rusted so bad there was no paint, or they were custom painted
 

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does anybody know or remember what the ORIGINAL color was of the Flathead V8's like the one that came out of the '32 my uncle is giving to me? I want to rebuild it and put it on display in my garage, but historically correct
That would be dark green - I believe it was called "Early Ford Engine Green".

Hope that helps.....
 

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"They can have any color they want, as long as it's black." Henry Ford He was talking about the outside though. Rich
 

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now i just have to find the color... it was like an O.D. green right?
 

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now i just have to find the color... it was like an O.D. green right?
O.D. = Olive Drab? Kinda more Army Man Green, (from Toy Story) or Hunter Green.

I am attaching 2 colour chips and a link, because, from my understanding of the Early Ford Green, much like Ford Blue of the early years, was bought in bulk and used to keep the engines from rusting, so the early greens and blues differed because it was never the exact same colour bought each time, which is what makes it so hard to pin point an exact colour match on the early Flatheads, or so I've been lead to believe.

The weekly Cruise Night Car Show starts up this weekend, I'll have a lookie loo under the guy's hoods and see what colours they are using if you'd like, let me know, any excuse to take the Hot Rod out when the Boss is at work... :rolleyes:

AutoColorLibrary.com - COLOR CHIP SELECTOR - Ford 1931
 

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sounds good. just let me know what you come up with:thumbsup:
 

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like this?:confused:
 

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here's a second one for you...
427 SOHC. i found one, but the block is cracked. another one to make pretty for the shop... i plan on making it appear like a top fuel engine, even thought it'll never run again
 

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How bad is cracked? I saw a side oiler a years ago that looked like it had an iron spider trapped inside the pan. It ran its nuts off for two years until my buddy sold it. Rich
 

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like this?:confused:
That is one of the early Ford Greens. No green's last night, but I was informed that Eastwood in PA carries the dark Ford Green, which is my personal favourite, I am attaching the link for you.

EW Ceramic Engine Paint Qt Flat Head Ford Dark Gr

You mean the "Cammer"? If I remember correctly it was in '66 that Ford went with ALL engines being painted the Ford Blue, that one was what '64 - '65 and I think it was Black. I personally would paint that bad boy Ford RED, with A LOT of chrome..... :ihih:

As for the crack, it's your decision, it is for show/display and well, the Liberty Bell has a crack and no one seems to mind.... :rolleyes:
 

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i guess i wouldn't say it's a crack, but more like it blew up...
the main caps are cracked, the crank is bent, and a couple of rods are busted. i'm trying to take pictures of it, so keep patient
 

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Ooof, high rpm failures are common to the cammers. I wonder why that is?????? Still a conversation starter, and you can shut down ANY gm boy with "What is the highest factory rated output on a v8 motor?" Red looks fast, you'll probably get a speeding ticket in your garage. Rich
 

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considering it had a factory compression ratio of 14.7:1...
 

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i don't have anything to put it in.
.......yet......
 

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it's gonna be hard finding the right parts for it though...
 
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