Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Carburetor Color


Recommended Posts

  • 7 years later...
12 hours ago, ChevyD75 said:

What would you guys recommend for 1980's era pro stock carburators?

I would go with the oft-aforementioned Jet Exhaust. Almost all of them were running Holley Dominators. If you don't have Jet Exhaust, do an image search for the carbs, to give you an idea of what to mix together to create something close.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, ChevyD75 said:

What would you guys recommend for 1980's era pro stock carburators?

 

46 minutes ago, Straightliner59 said:

I would go with the oft-aforementioned Jet Exhaust. Almost all of them were running Holley Dominators. If you don't have Jet Exhaust, do an image search for the carbs, to give you an idea of what to mix together to create something close.

 

A really great alternative is Alclad "Pale Burnt Metal".

 

You can get very realistic looking results using the burnt metal as a base, give it a light shot here and there with some Alclad aluminum to break it up a little, and then a dirty wash to give it depth.

Of course, it helps a great deal if you're starting with a Fireball carburetor! :D

 

image.jpeg.b098788048cff59d9c2e3fcdd9208a6e.jpeg

image.jpeg.430bfde319e50094ed552724d4a05cbc.jpeg

image.jpeg.17940a0340fbf7dfc549babe182c7fac.jpeg

image.jpeg.f6d311b003759688bf110f8976dd4b11.jpeg

image.jpeg.6f41ecda507c456d00d117c10a412c21.jpeg

image.jpeg.3405ad93ed2b938508f379493c22bbc4.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I usually paint carburetors with a base coat of steel or aluminum.  Once dry I dry brush them with a little gold acrylic paint, then give them a light wash of black acryilic paint to get the detail to stand out.  Then pick out the details with chrome or gold, depending.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/9/2022 at 1:17 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

 

 

A really great alternative is Alclad "Pale Burnt Metal".

 

You can get very realistic looking results using the burnt metal as a base, give it a light shot here and there with some Alclad aluminum to break it up a little, and then a dirty wash to give it depth.

Of course, it helps a great deal if you're starting with a Fireball carburetor! :D

 

image.jpeg.b098788048cff59d9c2e3fcdd9208a6e.jpeg

image.jpeg.430bfde319e50094ed552724d4a05cbc.jpeg

image.jpeg.17940a0340fbf7dfc549babe182c7fac.jpeg

image.jpeg.f6d311b003759688bf110f8976dd4b11.jpeg

image.jpeg.6f41ecda507c456d00d117c10a412c21.jpeg

image.jpeg.3405ad93ed2b938508f379493c22bbc4.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

The color on the Carbs is great but WOW Steve, that engine is awesome👌

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/15/2022 at 2:41 PM, Greg Myers said:

Something to consider is carburetors come in many colors depending on their manufacture

^^^^ This.

In my experience where I worked in a "tune up" shop for six years (had my hands on over 15,000 cars), most Carter AFB/Edelbrock carbs were aluminium/silver in color, Thermoquad were black(plastic) and silver, most Carter one and two bbl carbs were anodized, most Holley carbs (all types) were anodized, most Rochester carbs (all types) were anodized, most Motorcraft 2bbl carbs were aluminium/silver with 1bbl and 4bbl carbs anodized.  (these statements are based on my personal experience and may not reflect your reality)

If you really care about a decent representation of your model (car) engine, just do an image search using your search engine of choice and work from reference photos, anything else will be your own artistic choice of engine appearance (and therefore, a valid model building option).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...