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#21 80mirada

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

According to the 1968 parts book there is no blue engine paint.  Corporate Blue (engine) paint is listed as a new part number in the 1969 parts book.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

I tried to do some research, and finding different colors for different engines, chose the color I wanted. Lol!

I've been working on the roof rack, and hope to have it finished this week.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:55 AM

in 1968 Hemis were orange, all LA (small blocks) and slant sixes in cars were all red ,All big blocks were Turqoise, except some late Roadrunner 383s, and Slant Sixes in trucks were yellow.  Blue was introduced in 1969 on Small blocks


Correct! All high performance engines (police) were also orange

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

Chrysler had strange ideas when it came to painting engines. There is a reference to some slant sixes possibly being turqoise in 67 and 68, but no one can confirm if they were. When in doubt pick the color you like, the factory did.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:34 AM

Correct! All high performance engines (police) were also orange

 

Other than the Hemi nothing in 1968 was orange.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:55 AM

Chrysler had strange ideas when it came to painting engines. There is a reference to some slant sixes possibly being turqoise in 67 and 68, but no one can confirm if they were. When in doubt pick the color you like, the factory did.

After workin 32 years in an autoplant, I can tell ya that a factory manual tells ya how the factory WANTED it done. If you ran out of red paint an you only had blue, it got painted BLUE cause in base line assembly, you DO NOT stop the line! NOPE. Forman just signs off that he ran outta red paint an switched to blue till he recieved MORE red paint. An stuff like THAT is NOT recorded in factory service manuals. Trust me.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

Then add-in the different 383's :

- 1968-1971 383 two-barrel = Turquoise-Blue

- 1968-1971* 383 four-barrel (325 & 330 hp) = Turquoise-Blue

- 1969-1971* 383 ( 335 hp ) Road Runner Engine** & Magnum** = Chrysler Engine Orange

 

* = By 1971 , the last year for the 383 , all HP versions were rated at 300 hp (compression drop and revised heads) , and all were Orange (again , some exceptions ; mostly in "C"-bodies).

 

** = R.R.'s and Super Bees with A/C had Turquoise-Blue 383's , as the 335 hp's cam profile was too radical to accomodate the A/C's vacuum requirements , and Chrysler was concerned that overrevving of the 383 would grenade the ol' York RV-2 compressor !

 

As George53 mentioned : not every engine was painted "correctly" from the factory ; and no where else is this as apparent as the 1969 340 ! They were *supposed* to be Chrysler Turquoise-Blue ; however , some early 340's were Chrysler Red (as were all 1968 340's) , most were Turquoise-Blue , and some late-year 340's were Chrysler Orange (as were all 1970-1971 340's).

And , the blue was changed to a "generic" shade for 1972 : it's colloquially known as "1972 Blue" .


Edited by 1972coronet, 05 March 2013 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

Don't forget the "mystery corporate blue" 340 A/C 4-speeds in 1969.  Chrysler engine plants painted the engines, and certain plants had certain colors.  Black is the only color that all of the engine plants had.  I am all to familiar with the concept of keeping the line going, working for Deere and Company, but Chrysler kept their stock of "raw" at 56 days back then not the 2-7 days most do now.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

After workin 32 years in an autoplant, I can tell ya that a factory manual tells ya how the factory WANTED it done. If you ran out of red paint an you only had blue, it got painted BLUE cause in base line assembly, you DO NOT stop the line! NOPE. Forman just signs off that he ran outta red paint an switched to blue till he recieved MORE red paint. An stuff like THAT is NOT recorded in factory service manuals. Trust me.

 

Anybody that has ever worked in similar production can verify this, and that it doesn't just happen with automobiles.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:40 AM

March Update:

I've been fighting the fit of this resin kit for a while. I got a new hood, and now it seems I need new front glass. But I wanted to give you a few updated shots. Got the roof rack built. Found some incredible wheels in the parts box that are perfect! One day it will be under glass....

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:43 AM

Nice work! I actually like the look of the roof rack you started.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:46 AM

Like those last 2 pics looks good

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

So, who makes the resin body/kit?



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

So, who makes the resin body/kit?


Steve Kohler

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Quick Update

 

The wagon project really stalled when I had problems with the fit of the "glass".  So I bit the bullet and used the front windshield from the kit.  I also redid the roof rack and wired the battery.  And, like so many of us, started working on other projects

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As for the original kit, I think I've found a solution on what to do with the roof that I cut apart.  While looking through the forum I noticed a sweet '67 GTX that had the same roofline as a 2 door fury.  So why not cut and swap? 

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Fury III sport coupe and a GTX convertible? Easy and good-looking solution.

 

I didn't realize you had the R&R kit. I have the Motor City kit, which is just this side of styrene.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

Charlies right. Other than subject matter, the two are light years aparts. R&R's products can't compare to Motor City Resins castings, which are pretty much state of the art as far as casting goes. Your  station wagons comming out nice considering what you started with. Oh, an just in case you weren't aware of it, Steve Kohler runs Star Models, he DOESN'T cast. AND he's a really good guy!



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

I had no idea there were 2 castings!  This one is giving me fits.  I'm still having fun with it, but I can I'm ready to be done with it. 



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:50 AM

After months of Modelers' Block, I was finally able to cut and fit the glass, and get the chassis attached. 

 

Here's a mock up.  I hope to get this buttoned up this weekend. 

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It's sitting a bit high, but I've tried everything I knew of to get it tighter. 

 

Comments welcome!



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:33 AM

I think it looks great. I also tried the method of chopping up the 4 door car, and it still sits , all cut up. Yours came out nice.