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#1 mjsjr

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:57 AM

I'm building the new amt christine model and i have looked all over the web and can not find what color the engine block is and i have watched the movie over and over the only color i can make out is a goldish copper in the sceene were christine rebuilds after buddy and gang smash the car any help would be great



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

Try this link to the Christine Car Club. Your answer awaits.

 

http://ccc.informe.c...olors-t135.html


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 27 February 2013 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

thank you for that site very helpful



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Well the engine should be the blue chrysler used at that time. But it was a movie car and john carpenter or who ever made the choice to paint the block the same red as the car. I couldn't find the site that I had read that on again but it came from the movie guy who was responsible for upkeep on all the cars in that movie. This web page supports what I read because there is a picture of the engine http://christinemoviecar.com/ which is painted red

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

The 350 Golden Commando was copper colored.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

I was not aware of that but i knew he was asking about the movie car which was red

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

I clicked on your link to the Christine Movie Car page. Not to be intentionally disagreeable, but the engine in the car on that page is clearly copper in color. :P



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

The Pamphlet I have lists all Plymouth & Dodge engines from 1928 to 1960 as Aluminum

Aircleaners are  listed as black. It also states colors could be reversed black engine with aluminum/sliver aircleaner

Valve covers could also be black on aluminum engines, aluminum/silver on black.

Dual/tri-carb aircleaners are listed as Gold..

But this was listed as factory. Not sure how good his research was back then.

 

Use Frame captures, watch the movie to determine Christine's engine color.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Well I know what I read at one time and i'm not backtracking on that. But I guess the colorblind guy is going to keep his mouth shut on these kinds of questions

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

I clicked on your link to the Christine Movie Car page. Not to be intentionally disagreeable, but the engine in the car on that page is clearly copper in color. :P

Ditto.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

...and the A-488 TorqueFlite backing that engine is cast iron ; aluminum-case T-Flites didn't premiere until 1960 (A-904 "TorqueFlite Six") and 1962 (A-727 "TorqueFlite Eight") .



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

after all the posts thank you i found the color and now have the engine painted thank you all agian



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

By the way what is the color of christines engine.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Turbine Bronze but i really used folkart antique copper it turned out really nice



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

Turbine Bronze but i really used folkart antique copper it turned out really nice

Hey let's see a pic. :)



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

A picture would be nice. Is that possible?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Like to see a pic as well. :D



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:19 AM

ok here is two pics so far



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

:huh:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

Im going blind. I don't see any pics.