The original engine color on my truck has been debated by many. There are lots that say they were painted gray and a teal color. I am not going to dispute that gray or teal were not original colors too. But from both of my engines the little paint left on them was red. And not just in places that might have been repainted. Behind the fly wheel, push rod cover and fuel pump, under the valve cover and on the rockers. I did change the timing cover and the water pump color from gray to red (just for ease of painting and esthetics) . All of the tin covers were black on both trucks too. This is why I painted my engine red. Again this is not saying red was the only color these engine's were painted, just what mine were painted.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Five years ago I stayed up all night dismantling the Texas truck. One year to the day I stayed up all nite again to finish putting the rear end together, and then decided to put it back under the truck. I got all the tires mounted and aired up too. I need to cut down the new brake pins and really start to tighten all the chassis loose ends, grease certs, and drive line. I had a moment of panic while in the middle of putting the rear end in, I looked at the motor mounts and realized when I reinstalled them I did not mark which was right and which was left. I racked my brain for a hour or so until I remembered I had a extra hogs head(fly wheel housing) on the shelf. Crisis averted engine mounts are proper.