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Old 04-20-2014, 04:34 PM
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Probably not. I like Ford Green too. I think it only came out on 256 Merc in 54 and or 55. I posted the pic above in fun. I had a little Gold in the can to finish off and wanted to see how the gold and red would turn out.
On both the 256 Y Blocks I have for my '54 Mercury the blocks are a lovely turquoise color with white valve covers with MERCURY written in red.

On closer look, however, the turquoise is clearly sprayed over a solid orange block. Both have the same peeling of the turquoise in spots with orange clearly showing through. Huh?
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I know this is an old post, but do you happen to know what color silver you had these valve covers powdercoated? Ideally I'd love an RAL number but any lead is useful!

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Steve
The color is called "ARGENT Silver"


My 292 will be John Deere yellow with argent silver valve covers!
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Where to post a for sale engine?

I don't want to post in the wrong forum,where do I post a for sale engine?
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You can post that in the Marketplace.
Ford Parts for Sale
You may have to have a certain number of posts before you can do that though. I'm not certain of that.
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This is awfully interesting and an never ending thread.Doing a little painting tonight so I did a search.My six in my 56 is yellow with with silver valve and black air cleaner.I am sure its 100% origional.My 56 Mercury was a light shade of green.I have seen silver covers and black ones with black air cleaners.These are canadian made.Same colour I assume as the aussy 56s spoke of in post 121 which would have been Canadian imports.
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HaHaHa , this thread has been going on since 2004...
Did anyone try contacting Ford directly?
I just bought a 292 1962 Truck motor... block is C2AE ()
an older gentleman owned this truck, so I am sure he never repainted the engine.
the block is Black and the Valve covers are Blue, as is the Intake two bbl.
For more help I sent an email to the oldest Ford Dealer in the World...
I hope they will spare some time and help this thread out...
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HaHaHa , this thread has been going on since 2004...
Did anyone try contacting Ford directly?
I just bought a 292 1962 Truck motor... block is C2AE ()
an older gentleman owned this truck, so I am sure he never repainted the engine.
the block is Black and the Valve covers are Blue, as is the Intake two bbl.
For more help I sent an email to the oldest Ford Dealer in the World...
I hope they will spare some time and help this thread out...
Best
So who at the oldest Ford dealer in the world will still be around and remember what color a truck engine block was in 1962?
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:51 PM
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I was thinking that they might have kept the sales brochures, service manuals
anything that was available. some people do you know
BTW they don't.. but I gave it a try
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It was a long shot for sure but never know. Only thing you can do is hit up ebay and might find one of the original posters they used to have that had all the color combinations and application that Ive heard mentioned before. I never thought I would find an original window decal for my '56 but I found one from a guy whos dad used to work at the plant and grabbed a handful of them. I wont be using it for application but will use it to have a duplicate made.
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HaHaHa , this thread has been going on since 2004...
Did anyone try contacting Ford directly?
I just bought a 292 1962 Truck motor... block is C2AE ()
an older gentleman owned this truck, so I am sure he never repainted the engine.
the block is Black and the Valve covers are Blue, as is the Intake two bbl.
For more help I sent an email to the oldest Ford Dealer in the World...
I hope they will spare some time and help this thread out...
Best
I believe your Y Block engine was black originally -- block, heads, intake manifold, oil pan -- with vermillion red valve covers, unless it was in an F-350, in which case the valve covers may have been silver. Blue did not come along until later, 1966(?).

There are more threads than just this on the topic of engine colors. I'd be hesitant to rely on the memory of a single old employee (someone, say, 20 in 1962 and 74 today) for an authoritative color reference.

Below, 1961 F-350 Y Block.

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It's all very interesting, think I'll paint my purple... and end the question!
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Here is a picture of my 54 239 Yblock that I got painted this summer.

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