Red color engine?

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  1. Franz.be

    Franz.be New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    My first post (and question) from Belgium EU on your cool platform.
    I’m starting to rebuild a L6 Camaro imported in EU in 1970. I search for the reference of the red color of the engine to repaint in same color as original. Can I have some help please?

    Francois
     

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    Welcome to Nasty! :bowtie:

    The color is called Chevy Orange.
     
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    Thank you very much Billydean
     
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    Don't spray the paint on too thick or it will blister, crack, and peel from the heat.
    Pretty cool that you have an L6. Don't see those around much anymore.
     
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    I think there were not many V8 in Europe...too « big » for european market. And not a lot Camaro of these old years... I have only seen one time in my life a 2nd gen Camaro on the belgian roads...And Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Were any of the 6 cylinder engines painted orange? Most of the ones I've seen new were some shade of blue or green.
     
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    Mine from 1970 is orange and was never repainted. I bought it 3 months ago to a guy who stock it during 41 years in his garage without moving ! The car is fully original and in pretty good shape... a chance for me for a first rebuilt.
     
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    That's a good question.
    Here's one with 6 that's Chevy Orange.
    http://www.2040-cars.com/Chevrolet/...e-number-matching-original-6-cylinder-280579/

    EDIT:
    Here's a 1st gen 1967 just for grins.
    http://scott-lewis.net/archive/watch200908.html

    And a 63 Impala SS!
    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/...-doesnt-always-equal-valuable/comment-page-2/

    And a cool link about engine colors.
    https://www.camaros.net/forums/18-engine/92505-engine-color.html
     
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    I agree with you all the straight 6 cylinders i have seen were blueish from the factory. The Chevrolet inline 6 cylinder was known as the " blue flame 6". The Orange was refered to as competition orange and reserved for the v8. 1976 was the last year for orange on the v8 1977 through 1981 (IIRC) was GM corporate blue and 1982 went to black. My own cars/trucks that had sixes were all blue and that list includes 1967 camaro, 1968 camaro, 1970 camaro, 1977 nova, 1982 chevy 1/2 ton pickup, 1963 chevy II (nova). I cant speak for exports but for cars in the U.S., I don't believe the chevy straight 6 was anything other than blue.
     
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    I haven't owned or had my hands on enough straight 6 engines to be an authority on their original color. Most of the 6 cylinder Chevys I'm familiar with were in pickups, and it is quite possible that pickups were painted a different color from car engines. I searched the internet without much luck in finding that information. The 6 cylinder doesn't have as large a following so information is harder to find about it.
     

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