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Rod Shop Charger Question

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This is suposed to be from the 71 Hemi Rod Shop Charger. Does anyone know what color the valve covers are? I am guessing blue.

RodShopHemiJuly1971Engine.jpg

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according to pics i found from the 2006 SEMA show, they had the Rod Shop 71 Charger there, i found 2 pics of it which i will post here, it had chrome valve covers on it then

hdrp_sema_2006_14_z+1971_dodge_charger+engine.jpg

hdrp_sema_2006_13_z+1971_dodge_charger+side_view.jpg

more pics can be found here: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=80949.0

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I have seen that one and I think it is restored.

Missing sponsor ship decals and all prettied up. :)

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i wonder if that pic is from the Blue car and if so then id wager and say they were blue with white stars on them, at first i thought those were painted on stripe then i realized it was the sunlight coming thru the cowl vents on the hood LOL

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This is suposed to be from the 71 Hemi Rod Shop Charger. Does anyone know what color the valve covers are? I am guessing blue.

RodShopHemiJuly1971Engine.jpg

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If you look at the contrast between the valve cover on the left side,and the intake manifold,I'd say they were a dark color,maybe even black wrinkle finish. Just an opinion.

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The blue car was not a Hemi. .

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This is suposed to be from the 71 Hemi Rod Shop Charger. Does anyone know what color the valve covers are? I am guessing blue.

RodShopHemiJuly1971Engine.jpg

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This picture is from the 1971 Car Craft Magazine article talking about the new Rod Shop racing Dodge's. So yes it is from the SS/E Charger

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Thanks!!!!

Now what color would you paint them?

At least I feel better about which photo is correct for the time.

Thank again! Everyone.

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Thanks!!!!

Now what color would you paint them?

At least I feel better about which photo is correct for the time.

Thank again! Everyone.

I think Street Hemis had flat black valve covers

How about this

1966-1967-dodge-charger-18.jpg

Link http://auto.howstuff...ge-charger8.htm

Look flat black

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Maybe.

I will have a heck of a time finding stars that tiny anyways.

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I would dare bet they were black, as was the engine compartment

not uncommon for the engine bays to be black back in the day regardless of exterior color

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Maybe.

I will have a heck of a time finding stars that tiny anyways.

Thank again to everyone.

Check out some 1/72 WWII US armor decals, they have white stars of various sizes.

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Maybe.

I will have a heck of a time finding stars that tiny anyways.

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Or find a Monogram "Duster's Last Stand" decal sheet.

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Rodger did you get the decals from us Decals By Lucas? I have never seen the engine shots before and did not know about the stars I will add the stars for the engine to the sheet I also notice the small white strips on the back of the valve cover I will also look at someway to do that contact me I will make sure you get the stars at least for the valve covers.

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I would dare bet they were black, as was the engine compartment

not uncommon for the engine bays to be black back in the day regardless of exterior color

Unless it was done by the owner, ALL chrysler products came with a body colored engine compartment. At least all the ones I've seen from the factory have been(at least the Musclecars did).

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Rodger did you get the decals from us Decals By Lucas? I have never seen the engine shots before and did not know about the stars I will add the stars for the engine to the sheet I also notice the small white strips on the back of the valve cover I will also look at someway to do that contact me I will make sure you get the stars at least for the valve covers.

As pointed out by keef (post #4) the white stripes are light shinning thru the valance, if you look closer their are stripes on some of the hoses above the valve covers

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Thanks everyone.

I started a new thread with WIP photos.

Thanks for pointing out the black engine compartment, I missed that.

The decals I will be using are from Lucas.

I made the stars from some fingernail decals. The wife gave me the idea. :)

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