Factory engine color?

Factory engine color?

Postby Star Stuff [OP] » July 2nd 2020, 6:53pm

I won't bore you with the details of why I need to know this, but what color would the engine block have been from the factory on a '99 Safari?
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Sailing_Faith » July 2nd 2020, 8:07pm

Black....
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Star Stuff [OP] » July 2nd 2020, 8:10pm

Thanks!
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby markmitch » July 2nd 2020, 11:12pm

Yeah after all these years of colored engines they finally determined that a black engine actually runs cooler. Nascar actually figured this out years ago.
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Mmusicman » July 3rd 2020, 6:15pm

I vote for RED! (not factory color)
But you only see THIS MUCH of it anyway... :D

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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby 90safari » July 3rd 2020, 11:02pm

I like Chevy engine Orange myself.
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Coaster » July 4th 2020, 12:48am

mine is oil color. because gm
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Big_kid » July 4th 2020, 1:13am

I too like Hugger Orange, but both engines my van has had have been black from their respective factories. VW Engineers figured out flat black engines ran cooler back in the late 1930s.
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby markmitch » July 4th 2020, 1:52am

The engine in my van was black I rebuilt it and painted it chevy Blue-But my van will eventually be dark blue so I figured i would just do the engine in blue to match
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Re: Factory engine color?

Postby Onthewater01 » July 4th 2020, 6:38pm

They all turn black Eventually! :D
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