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Caddy V8 color?

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I'm building one of the Parts Pack Caddy motors (as I understand it, they're closer to the 425/500 motors than the stated 354) for a street rod.

I'd kinda like to paint the block and heads in the factory color...but I have no idea what that is. I don't have any problems with Chevy Orange, but the caddy mill has me stumped.

Anyone know?

Thanks,

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It depends on what year Cadillac Ray. Ones from the '50's and '60's were often blue. Bill

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Actually, the 371 was gold between 1959 - 60.

While the 394 was green during the same period.

I could not find info on the 351...

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Thanks for the info. Looks like I've got a wide range to select from. I may just "simulate" a 371 and paint it gold. That'd be kinda kool.

Update: further research has shown that the 50s Caddy motors were 331, 365 and 390 CID. I can only guess that the 354 (per Revell) was a typo. I found a lot (well, relatively) of pics on the web of "Cadillac Engine Blue" colored motors...but none of any painted gold or green. Hmmm. I'll continue my search.

Thanks again,

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