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Monogram Ford F250 engine color

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Monogram Ford F250 engine color
Posted by ford fan on Monday, July 11, 2016 2:40 PM

Hi

I am working on the Monogram Ford F250 pickup. It represents a late 80's/early 90's model.

The instruction sheet tells to paint the engine block blue, with aluminum valve colors. Is it correct, because I can't find many info on the web or elsewhere ? Most of the engine pics I see represent old, dirty ones & it's very hard to see anything under the grime.

Thank you.

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, July 11, 2016 7:58 PM

If my memory is correct, the whole engine long block was painted black starting with the introduction of fuel injection. I Googled images for 1989 Ford F-150 engine and the photos seem to back this up. There are a couple of photos mixed in of late seventies carbureted engines painted blue. Hope this helps some. 

chucky

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:42 AM
  1. Hi Chucky.

Yes, this helps, thank you very much.

But I suppose that the gearbox must be steel, or aluminum anyway.

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Posted by Plowboy on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:30 AM

All Ford engines were painted a medium gray from the early '80s (maybe 1980) up to 1996. When I bought my '83 F-100, I thought the engine looked so odd painted that color.

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Posted by ford fan on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:15 AM

Thank you for your help Yes

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Posted by Tiburon on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:06 PM
Plowboy is right, and my F-250 has that grey 460 looking weird under its hood. Grey for stock, what ever for custom.

'50 Olds, '53 F-100, '55 Nomad and a '66 Galaxy.  My Pic's

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Posted by ford fan on Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:08 AM

A big thank you for your help, I have my answer & I can continue my project (& yes, it will be stock).

Yes

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Posted by gulftarpon on Sunday, July 24, 2016 5:34 PM

I think fuel injection may have been the point where the paint was changed. I can only speak for the inline sixes though. My recently sold 82 had had the 300 CU six and carb, and was still Ford engine blue. I had an 89 with the same 300 and fuel inection and it was dark, either black or bare steel color.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 3:36 AM

Anyone for a sandwich - SPAM.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, October 26, 2018 6:04 PM

I can only speak for the 300" six, but my 1989 F-150's engine was bare metal with a gloss black valve cover. You could probably use a really dark metallic grey to duplicate it.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:44 PM

Hi!

 If memory serves right my last Carburated model did have a Blue engine .The F.I version , now that is a mystery . I have never seen under the hood on a F.I. version .

gjgeracci

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